DigameXtra No. 1844 Monday, Jan. 18th, 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 and COVID Info Reference in the News Section in last Sunday’s issue of DigameXtra at this link https://digamextra.com/2021/01/17/digamextra-no-1843-sunday-jan-17th-2021/.

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


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Phoenix Events: Trips & Events
For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more info. We are busy adjusting our events schedule to comply with the new Covid regulations. We will post an updated event schedule asap.


Trapiche Market Cancelled:
Trapiche market is sadly closed for the next two weeks due to the current covid regulations.
The market has a facebook page and most of the stall holders advertise their services and items there, some also take orders and delivery can be arranged.
Please support these small, local businesses which you can do by following them on facebook. Some businesses are able to work as they are not based in a municipality which is closed. You can contact most of the business via the Facebook link to Trapiche Market which you will find at the bottom of this advert.
We look forward to seeing you in the very near future. If you’d like more information please contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164
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My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue. Here are “before”and “after” pics from my latest job.


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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria:
We need your help, we have an Italian client with the finances in place looking to buy a house/villa.
Do you have a house for sale which fits the following criteria?
Plot of 2,500m2 or larger
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Quirty Volkswagon sofa look great as a feature in a bar or office . Bought from Kankana Malaga cost new 2850€ Price 575€ Measurements Length 305cms Depth 70cms
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For Sale, 3 items:
– Samsung gear S3 Frontier smart watch. With charger, tempered glass screen protectors and spare strap €50
-2 Bicycles. One Ladies and one Gents bikes €50 each
Torrox / Competa road
WhatsApp 653475891 Mike


News & Articles

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Andalucía Claims Government Is Considering Curfew Extension: A spokesperson for the Junta de Andalucía, Elias Bendodo, made the bold claim on Sunday, January 17. The central Executive “seems to be thinking about it, studying it and may agree” when asked about a possible extension to the 10pm curfew. The Andalucían President, Juanma Moreno, has been very vocal in recent days about his desire to have a longer curfew, if not complete home confinement.
Speaking in Estepona, the minister said he was confident that the Government was considering the request of Andalucía to extend the curfew to 8pm and impose home confinement in certain situations.
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/17/andalucia-claims-government-is-considering-curfew-extension/


Is our municipality closed ? The Facts explained in plain English:
Much confusion surrounds the perimeter restrictions here in the province of Malaga so here are a few pointers.
The all-important figure is the incident rate, and this describes the saturation of people in an area of 100,000 people.
So a 500 incident or infection rate means 500 people in 100.000 have a positive infection revealed by a test—obviously the higher the figure, the higher the saturation of those 100.000 people.
Malaga is claiming if you have a rate above 500 in 100.000 inhabitants you are at a bigger risk so the municipality will close its perimeters till the rate lowers.
Your municipality’s town halls have information on official figures for the incident rate and in the list in this article.
For instance, coin recorded an incident rate of 1079 per 100.000 in the last 14 days so this municipality is closed for at least 20 days to bring these numbers down. Marbella, however, has a rate of 485 which is close but not quite 500 per 100.000 people, so it keeps its municipal borders open.
This pic includes a recent list of municipalities with 500 to 1000, and also lists those with over 1000 cases which are therefore closed and restricted. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/16/is-our-municipality-closed-the-facts/


Cafeteria Becomes ICU in Malaga Hospital: The cafeteria in Malaga’s regional hospital (Carlos Hoya) is being prepared for use as an ICU ward for incoming patients affected by the recent rise in COVID infections. The whole of the hospital has undergone a restructure of varying degrees to accommodate what its believed will be a considerable rise in admissions in the next 14 days. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/17/cafeteria-becomes-icu-in-malaga-hospital/


Norwegian health officials have adjusted their advice on who gets a COVID-19 vaccine as 29 elderly people die after jab: Norwegian health officials have warned that vaccinating the most frail older people with serious underlying health conditions could be dangerous after the country reported more than 25 deaths.
The Norwegian Medicines Agency first reported on Thursday that 23 elderly people had died in a short time after receiving their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, 13 of which may have suffered from deadly side effects.
However, the number of deaths has been updated to 29 people as of Sunday, according to Bloomberg.
According to the agency, “all deaths” are linked to the Pfizer vaccine, which was the only one available in the country until Friday.
Officials listed fever, vomiting, and nausea as side effects which “may have led to the deaths of some frail patients,” Sigurd Hortemo of the Norwegian Medicines Agency said, Bloomberg reported.
References: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/norway-raises-concern-of-covid-19-vaccine-on-frail-elderly-2021-1 AND


‘Covid tongue’ is being increasingly spotted by sufferers – the symptom explained: Tim Spector, lead scientist on the ZOE COVID Symptom Study app, and Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London, tweeted about the new symptom on 13 January.
He wrote: “One in five people with Covid still present with less common symptoms that don’t get on the official PHE list – such as skin rashes.
“Seeing increasing numbers of Covid tongues and strange mouth ulcers. If you have a strange symptom or even just a headache and fatigue, stay at home!”
He included a picture of a tongue with strange markings on it. Full article: https://www.scotsman.com/read-this/covid-tongue-being-increasingly-spotted-sufferers-symptom-explained-3101784


LOTTERY- El Gordo de la Primitiva draw on Sunday, January 17, 2021: The result of Gordo de la Primitiva Today’s Sunday, January 17, 2021 is: 08, 24, 17, 10 and 12 , the key number being 1. Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-draw-on-sunday-january-17-2021/


Phil Spector, murderer and music producer, dead at 81: Wall Of Sound producer Phil Spector has died in prison, where he was serving time for murder. Spector produced multiple American Top 10 hits in the first half of the 1960s, his signature “Wall of Sound” bringing success to The Crystals, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner and more, and influencing a generation of artists including the Beach Boys, The Beatles, the Velvet Underground, Bruce Springsteen and The Ramones.
In 2009 Phil Spector was convicted of the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who’d appeared in Barbarian Queen and Fast Times at Ridgemont High in the 1980s.
Full article: https://www.loudersound.com/news/phil-spector-murderer-and-music-producer-dead-at-81


COVID Info Reference from Recent Articles

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). 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
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Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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