DigameXtra No. 1843 Sunday, Jan. 17th, 2021

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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). (NOTE: CAB has not been updating their info this week, their most recent post when I searched for Covid info was Jan 10th. -Ed.)

For the new official Covid restrictions effective 00:01 Sunday, Jan. 17th, see the news section in today’s issue of DigameXtra.


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Richi’s Pollo Asador, mini-market, fresh bread and cafe in Torrox Costa: Open Sundays all day. Closed Fridays. Hours 8am – 5pm . Rotisserie chicken, burgers and many dishes for take-away or meals. Need to feed a crowd on short notice? Come get a roast chicken, a few assorted family sized “racions” and a few loaves of fresh bread. No cooking, easy cleanup. Fresh local produce, baked goods, dried fruits, deli items, sweets and campo eggs in the mini-market. Full menu and tapas plus Menu del  Dia. Try the “flaming chorizo on a skewer” tapa for a spicy treat cooked in a ceramic pig mini bbq on the bar. Av Garcia Penalver BLQ 77, Torrox Costa (behind the library). Tel.951 38 90 73 ; FB Link


Tentacions la Pepa Cafeteria: Torrox Costa BLQ 79 (west side). Plate of the day, 6 to 8 choices from seafood/meat/chicken/rabbit, only €4.50-6.00. Examples: bacalao with sweet red pepper sauce, mixed fried fish, pork tenderloin with choriso-potatoes and egg, chicken fillet with whisky sauce, fried sardines, calamari or anchovies, ajo conjeo (garlic rabbit) plus more on rotating menu. The best deal for a full meal on a budget! Three people can each have a meal and a glass of wine for only a €20! Closed Thursdays. Open from noon until 6pm. https://www.facebook.com/TentacioneslaPepa/


Churches & Worship


EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)


Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
God’s word reminds us that the gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. During this time of uncertainty, we know the kingdom of God will continue to advance. We intend to thrive as a church community and continue to help people find their way back to God.
We are open with limited places, so it is advisable to contact us before Sunday to reserve a place.
God Bless one and all.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Large larder with shelves at top and pull out drawers to solve all your storage problems. 2.26mX60cm. Buyer collects. 50€
-Kitchen wall plate rack and shelves. Set of 2. 50€ For both
00447719227740 Lindsay, Cómpeta


For Sale: 2011 Kia Venga 1.4 diesel eco 6 speed only 49K with full dealer service history. Electric windows / mirrors / panoramic sunroof / air con and remote locking. Ideal if returning to UK or I can help assist with changing to spanish plates approx (€400-600) total, log book and certificate of conformity available. €2195
Philip Collett, Canillas de Albaida 29755
Philipcollett27@aol.com ; 07866509081


SOLD- For Sale: Storage unit, €40. Measurements 97cm wide x 40cm deep x 100cm high. Lattice effect doors and 2 internal shelves.
Tracy, Venta Baja.


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Contact Moonette: Tel 650 044 102 ; www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link or find their contact details in the sponsor section at the bottom of every issue of DigameXtra.
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News & Articles

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COVID Restrictions Update- This article is a summary of the official 8 page bulletin from the BOJA (Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía): {Full article translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/16/2021 20:32
-After the announcement yesterday of the restrictions by Juanma Moreno and the refusal this Saturday of the Government to grant the president’s requests, the Board publishes the Official Gazette
-The Government does not allow Andalusia home confinement but it will study the advance of the curfew
-The ten new measures of Andalusia to combat the coronavirus and stop the third wave
-The “explosion” of the third wave of the coronavirus has caused many communities that have been forced to act. Thus, Andalusia has been one of those that has announced new measures against Covid, which will come into force at 00.00 hours this January 17 (early morning from Saturday to Sunday) after the Board has published the Official Gazette of the Board of Andalusia (BOJA) .
-The president, Juanma Moreno , had already explained the most important keys in his appearance on Friday night, but there were a couple of measures that were pending for the Pedro Sánchez government to accept them.
-Andalusia wanted to advance the curfew at 8:00 p.m. and had requested permission to carry out confinements home in those municipalities in which the contagion rate was soaring. Salvador Illa, Minister of Health, intervened this morning at a press conference to make it clear that he will not allow the communities to confine, although he did open the possibility of advancing the curfew, something that he commented that he will deal with those that are interested in it.
-Thus, the curfew in Andalusia remains from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., since Juanma Moreno indicated that it would be the case if the Government did not respond to his request. For the rest, it confirms perimeter closure of the community, the provinces and the municipalities that exceed the incidence of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days .

Click to access BOJA21-506-00008-625-01_00184589.pdf

-In the same way, the BOJA indicates that there is the closure of the hotel industry and non-essential commerce in the 91 municipalities that have a contagion rate higher than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In addition, the bars and restaurants in Andalusia, as well as the shops, will have to close at 18.00 .
-Juanma Moreno also confirmed meetings of people restrictions. The maximum goes from six to four, both in the private sphere (houses) and in the public sphere (street and bars).
*Summary of measures*
1. The Andalusian perimeter closure is maintained. You can only enter or leave with just cause.
2. Closing of hotels and shops at 6 pm.
3. Meetings of 4 people, including tables in bars and restaurants.
4. Perimeter closure of the eight provinces.
5. Perimeter closure of the 219 municipalities with a contagion rate greater than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
6. Closure of the hotel trade and non-essential commerce in the 93 municipalities (of those 219) with a contagion rate higher than 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants (level 4). At the beginning, the Campo de Gibraltar district was in Level 4, grade II, except for Jimena de la Frontera and San Martín del Tesorillo, for having between 500 and 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. However, the committee of experts has considered that these two municipalities must also enter Level 4, grade II, so no non-essential activity will be allowed in them. In the other 126 municipalities with a contagion rate higher than 500 cases, they will be closed on the perimeter but hospitality activities will be allowed until 6:00 p.m.
7. The curfew is maintained from 10 pm to 6 am, since the Government has not stopped from 8 pm to 6 pm, at the expense of negotiating with the autonomous communities that request it.
8. The restaurant services may make home deliveries until 11:30 p.m., establishing the deadline for placing orders at 10:30 p.m. They may also provide take away food collection services until 9.30 pm In the collection services at the establishment, the customer must place the order by phone.
9. The time limit will not apply to hospitality establishments without music, although they may not issue or consume alcoholic beverages after 6:00 p.m.
10. Authorized mobility for federated athletes, judges and referees, for competitions and training. Without companions.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-nuevas-medidas-covid-boja-inicio-toque-queda-andalucia-sigue-diez-noche-202101161753_noticia.html ; Official BOJA  document in Spanish: https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/boja/2021/506/BOJA21-506-00008-625-01_00184589.pdf


The number of patients hospitalised with Covid in Malaga has almost tripled in two weeks: The 411 patients currently admitted to Malaga hospitals with an infection caused by the coronavirus is higher than the maximum peak that happened in the second wave of the pandemic on 17 November, when 409 were hospitalised in the province.
Malaga province’s hospitals have the most Covid-19 patients in Andalucía with 21.4 per cent of the total. In two weeks, the number of patients admitted with the coronavirus in Malaga has almost tripled and gone from 148 on 1 January to 411 this Friday.
The situation in intensive care units has also worsened in the first half of January. On 31 December there were 18 patients with coronavirus in the Malaga ICUs, now there are 38 – more than double. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/15/number-patients-hospitalised-with-20210115174513.html


Black day for Spain with two coronavirus records broken: Never before during the pandemic in Spain have the records for new coronavirus infections and the accumulated incidence rates both been broken simultaneously.
In what is being described as “probably the darkest day since the outbreak of the coronavirus” 40,197 new infections have been registered in just 24 hours.
Also, in a single day, the national cumulative incidence of the disease jumped from 522 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 575.
Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202101/15/black-spain-with-coronavirus-20210115191224.html


Minister Of Health Responds To Moreno About Home Confinement: Spain’s Health Minister, Salvador Illa, has officially responded to several communities requesting that changes be made to the national decree of the state of alarm to include home confinement, by insisting that this measure is absolutely not on the cards. Illa has reiterated that autonomous communities will continue to work with the government with “a set of common measures.” Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/16/minister-of-health-responds-to-moreno-about-home-confinement/


Nine charts to show how European countries are faring in battle against Covid-19 surge: These charts show how the Covid-19 second wave continues to hit countries around Europe as governments try slightly different approaches to deal with the pandemic. Here’s a round up of the latest Covid- 19 rates and restrictions around Europe. Charts & full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210114/compare-nine-charts-that-show-how-european-countries-are-faring-in-battle-against-covid-19-surge


Tennis News- COVID cases on player flights leave Australian Open build-up in disarray: The build-up to next month’s Australian Open was thrown into disarray on Saturday when 47 players were forced into two weeks of strict hotel quarantine after coronavirus infections were reported on two chartered flights carrying them to Melbourne.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-australia/tennis-covid-cases-on-player-flights-leave-australian-open-buildup-in-disarray-idUSKBN29L0HC


Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Remains Open Despite Tough New Restrictions: Cetursa has most certainly breathed a sigh of relief as the official Gazette will announce that the Sierra Nevada ski resort can remain open, despite tough new restrictions and municipality closures announced for the Andalucían Community. The ski resort was at capacity on Saturday, January 16 as the recent cold weather has created perfect skiing conditions, and people living further afield no doubt flocked to the mountains to take advantage of the sport before travel is restricted on Sunday. It is expected that the official guidelines will indicate that people may travel to the Sierra Nevada once they don’t come from confined municipalities, but they will have to purchase a ski pass in advance. PHOTO:cetursa.es. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/16/sierra-nevada-ski-resort-remains-open-despite-tough-new-restrictions/


The National Police warns of a rebound in scams impersonating Microsoft: The Higher Headquarters of the National Police in Aragon has alerted citizens of a upsurge in scams, initiated through a call, impersonating the Microsoft company .
The modus operandi begins through telephone contacts, which are made using random dialling devices. Thus, unknown people pose as employees of said technology company and request access to the computer that appears to be affected by a virus . Through a series of indications, the victim installs a remote control program on his computer with which the scammers seize keys, passwords and other sensitive information, the National Police explained in a press release.
Before ending the call, the person who is being deceived is asked a small amount of money as a resolution of the problem , for which they ask for the numbering of a credit card. The keys, passwords and sensitive information captured by the scammer, added to the numbering of the card provided by the victim, make the consummation of the scam possible.
From the Higher Police Headquarters it is advised that in no case Microsoft will contact someone without the user having previously requested their service. Source: https://spainsnews.com/the-national-police-warns-of-a-rebound-in-scams-impersonating-microsoft/


WhatsApp says you shouldn’t worry about it sharing personal data with Facebook; Experts say you should switch to ‘highly trusted’ Signal: Alan Woodword, a computer scientist at the University of Surrey, told Insider that the mere fact WhatsApp is sharing any sort of personal data with Facebook is concerning as “Facebook openly says that their business model is to use data related to users for profit.”
Woodword, who prefers to use Signal rather than WhatsApp, said he was surprised when he saw the news because Facebook said it wouldn’t collect data from WhatsApp when it took over the messaging app in 2014. Full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/whatsapp-experts-users-worry-about-sharing-personal-data-with-facebook-2021-1?r=DE&IR=T


Bonoloto draw for Saturday, January 16, 2021: The result of today’s Bonoloto Saturday, January 1, 2021 is: 06, 09, 35, 36, 39 and 46, the complementary number being 47and the refund on 8. Source:


COVID Info Reference from Recent Articles

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map (in Spanish) here. https://www.mapacovid.es/


The 35 Malaga municipalities which will have their borders shut from Sunday: (Updated 16 January 2021, 19:47) Travel into and out of municipalities with a Covid-19 incidence rate above 500 per 100,000 people will not be permitted under new rules brought in by the Andalusian government.
-Malaga province, the towns set to be affected are: Alameda, Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Algarrobo, Algatocín, Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Almargen, Álora, Ardales, Arenas, Benamocarra, Benarrabá, Canillas de Albaida, Cartajima, Cañete la Real, Comares, Coín, El Borge, Faraján, Gaucín, Genalguacil, Igualeja, Manilva, Moclinejo, Mollina, Monda, Ronda, Salares, Sayalonga, Teba, Villanueva del Rosario, Villanueva del Trabuco and Vélez-Málaga.
Of these Alameda, Alfarnatejo, Algatocín, Alhaurín el Grande, Almargen, Ardales, Benamocarra,Cartajima, Coín, El Borge, Igualeja, Monda, Salares and Teba all have incidence rates above 1,000 per 100,000. Here all non-essential activity will be prohibited, with bars, restaurants and shops set to close.
-Travel into and out of these towns will only be allowed for justified reasons which include caring for a dependant person, health appointments and professional, business or legal obligations.
Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map (in Spanish) here. https://www.mapacovid.es/
Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/15/malaga-municipalities-which-will-20210115212713.html


The 91 municipalities of Andalusia completely closed due to their high rate of coronavirus: {Full article, translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 15/01/2021 22:48
Almeria: Albox, Alhama, Antas, Arboleas, Carboneras, Cóbdar, Chirivel, Fiñana, Gádor, Los Gallardos, María, Mojácar, Oria, Partaloa, Sorbas, Taberno, Vélez-Blanco and Vélez-Rubio.
Cádiz: Castellar de la Frontera, La Línea de la Concepción, San José del V., San Roque and Trebujena.
Córdoba: Añora, Belalcázar, Benamejí, Dos Torres, El Carpio, El Guijo, Fuente la Lancha, La Grajuela, PEñarroya, Pozoblanco, Rute and Valsequillo.
Granada: Alamedilla, Alarinejo, Beas de Granada, Benalúa, Calicasas, Capileira, Cogollos, Fornes, Huélago, Moclín, Montillana, Padul, Pórtugos, Sorvilán, Torre-Catrdela and Ventas de Huelma.
Huelva: Castaño, Encinasola, Isla Cristina, Villalba del Alcor and Villanueva de las C.
Jaén: Arroyo del O, Baeza, Baños de la E., Campillo de la A., Castellar, Cazalilla, Guarromán, Hornos, Jódar, Los Villares, Navas de San Juan, Orecena, Torredelcampo and Villatorres.
Málaga: Alameda, Alfartanejo, Algatocín, Alhaurín el Grande, Almargen, Ardales, Benamocarra, Cartajima, Coín, El Borge, Igualeja, Monda, Sales and Teba.
Sevilla: Algámitas, El Algarrobo, El Palmar de Troya, Gilena, Las Cabezas de San Juan, La Puebla de Cazalla and Pruna.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-91-municipios-andalucia-cerrados-completo-alta-tasa-coronavirus-202101152207_noticia.html


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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