DigameXtra No. 1850 Sunday, Jan. 24th, 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.

For the new official Andalucia Covid rules 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 Covid restriction 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/

What’s On

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Due to the Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

Please be careful when reading Fakebook posts. Just as we saw last year when the pandemic began, there are a lot of false/old news stories being posted on social media, as well as events posted for towns in lockdown for which no cancellation notices have been posted! Read these posts carefully and verify any info with a reputable source before relying on it.


Money Makers show: Today, Sunday, 24 Jan 3:30pm.
Rock, pop & funk at La Fábrica de Cerveza
Calle Trinidad Grund 29 29001 Málaga
+34 952 12 39 04 ; FB Page


White Rose- Fuengirola: 24 January Sunday (2.30pm.)
The Boliches Brothers. Live Music & Lovely food.
Come earlier for more fun and enjoy this beautiful Sunday in our lovely sunny terrace. Doors opening at 12.00
Fuengirola Port 29640 ; +34 653 72 69 08 FB Page


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Amazon UK Computer Purchase Alert: I order several computers a month from Amazon UK. If they are being shipped by Amazon they arrive; if they are being shipped by the seller using independent shipping services more often than not they get lost, with the shipper claiming the item was never received from the seller. Often the seller claims they were sent and blames me or the shipper for the problem. Then I have to go thru the process of recovering my payment. With the shipper and seller blaming each other, it can be very frustrating to sort the problem out with multiple emails, tracking traces and long distance calls. I have never had a “lost” item later found and delivered. This process can tie up those funds for weeks. To their credit Amazon eventually refunds the payment, but it still a serious inconvenience. DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa.


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
Unfortunately we have taken the decision to close the church until further notice, we have taken this action to keep everyone safe.
God Bless you all
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:
-Stacker beds 90 x 190 in good condition – surplus to requirement €50
-Used wheelchair plus pusher €50 for both
contact Carol, Caleta de Vélez
Email: carol DOT bausa @yahoo DOT com


For Sale: Black & Decker GT4245 Electric Hedge Trimmer. Good working condition. €20. Cómpeta area.
Call / WhatsApp Karl 628 990 503


Recommendations & Requests


Missing Cat: Hello Digamites, we are missing our tom-cat -Monsieur- in the area of Carraspite- Lugar de Umbria -Sayalonga Campo- since Jan. 19th. He has got very long light-grey fur.
Any information will be highly appreciated, either email wwhuss@web.de or whatsapp 651 164 551 Walt


News & Articles

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Andalucía suspends vaccination this weekend pending the new doses against the coronavirus: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/23/2021 22: 22
-This weekend they are not getting vaccines against Covid-19 in Andalusia. The Board’s Department of Health and Families has had to suspend the administration of Pfizer doses during this Saturday and Sunday to be able to use the few reserves that it has left (around 25,000 doses) between Monday and Tuesday morning . With these vials residents and social health personnel of the nursing homes will be immunized.
-“We had to stop vaccinating on Saturday and Sunday to use the 10 percent” that has been kept as a strategic reserve during this Monday and Tuesday, explained this Saturday the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre , during a visit to the Hospital Virgen Macarena University in Seville, where he has presented public investment projects for the improvement of healthcare and modernization of the healthcare complex.
-On Monday, 79,560 doses from the Pfizer and BioNTech laboratories are expected to arrive in Andalusia . They are less than the 96,000 doses that were expected, the counselor has lamented. The delivery will be received on Monday in Seville and Tuesday in Granada and the vials must be prepared to be able to administer the compound, since they reach 80 degrees below zero, he has detailed.
-Next Wednesday Andalusia will also receive 9,800 doses of Moderna’s vaccine . “They are few, but they are good,” commented the counselor. With these vials he hopes to “maintain the vaccination rate” in the coming days.
-During his visit to the Sevillian hospital, where he has been accompanied by the counselor of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, Elías Bendodo, Jesús Aguirre has made a review of the immunization campaign against Covid-19. He pointed out that Andalusia has received 251,420 doses through the central government, of which 221,635 have been administered until last Friday, almost 90 percent. “There remains that reserve fund that has dropped to 25,142 doses” that will be used for the second round in nursing homes for the elderly on Monday and Tuesday.
-The third wave is more “aggressive” than the first two. In fact, the peak of hospital admissions from the second onslaught of the pandemic has already been exceeded. At this time 2,522 Andalusians are admitted, of which 489 remain in the ICU. The peak of the second wave was reached on November 10 (3,478). “It is an almost vertical ascent and we do not expect it to decrease, but rather that pressure will continue to increase hospital in ICUs ” over the next two weeks, Aguirre warned.
-The counselor of the Presidency, Elías Bendodo, has wanted to settle the controversy around the surplus that remained in the Pfizer vaccines and that the Board requested authorization from the Government to be able to take advantage of it, so that instead of five doses, six of each container. He explained that the European Medicines Agency authorized its use on January 8 last and “from that day the sixth dose is extracted,” he said.
Ten million special syringes
-Bendodo has insisted that ” no vaccine dose has been wasted because since August we have had special 1-milliliter syringes” that allow us to make the most of the vaccines from this laboratory. The Ministry of the Presidency has provided the press with the invoice for the order of ten million special syringes made on August 21 for an amount of 950,076 euros.
-Of this purchase, 4.7 million units have arrived before the vaccination began on December 27. Bendodo has accused the PSOE of spreading “hoaxes” about the waste of vaccines on account of the anecdote of the “culillo” or surplus that the Minister of Health referred last Thursday in Parliament. Source, Spanish:


Andalucía reached 3,522 hospitalized for coronavirus, the highest number since the start of the pandemic: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 23/01/2021 18:40
-Andalusian hospitals are in a delicate situation due to the coronavirus crisis. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health and Families, in the community there are already 3,522 hospitalized by Covid-19 , which is the highest number since the start of the pandemic , thus exceeding the peak of the second wave, which remained in 3,478 patients.
-In this way, Andalusia has added another 212 hospitalized this Saturday for coronavirus , so that the community has been adding hospitalized patients for more than 20 days. In addition, the increase in income has reached a sustained speed of more than 200 newspapers for a week, figures never seen before in the health crisis.
-In the ICU the situation is also serious. So much so that Andalusia is already less than 40 hospitalized from reaching the peak of the second wave, so far the highest in the pandemic. Then, in November, there were 528 patients admitted to intensive care. This Saturday there are already 489, with a growth rate of more than 20 daily hospitalized for a week.
-From the Board they do not hide their concern . The Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, pointed out this Saturday that the situation is “serious.” The figures support it. This Saturday Andalusia has added 7,757 new infections, the third consecutive time this week that the community has registered more than 7,000 cases . It is also the second highest number of positives since the start of the pandemic.
-Malaga is once again the province with the most positives , with 1,737, followed by Seville with 1,354, Almería with 1,023, Cádiz with 990, Granada with 817, Córdoba with 700, Jaén with 644 and Huelva with 492.
*Deaths from coronavirus grow*
-The dead, as was foreseeable before the exponential escalation of infections, begin to grow. In this way, Andalusia has added another 88 deaths from coronavirus , the highest figure since the beginning of December. The most negative data is that this variable is not expected to decrease. Unlike. Deaths are likely to increase sharply in the coming weeks , the effect of the skyrocketing number of infections.
-With hospitals at maximum occupancy, infections in record numbers and deaths on the rise, the incidence rate, a kind of “thermometer” that marks the intensity and speed of the pandemic, also maintains worrying figures. So much so that Andalusia registers 836 cases for every one hundred thousand inhabitants this Saturday. To put this figure in context, it is enough to remember that last week that figure was less than half and, two weeks ago, about 150, almost six times less. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-alcanza-3522-hospitalizados-coronavirus-mayor-cifra-desde-inicio-pandemia-202101231244_noticia.html


Covid-19- These are latest travel restrictions in place around Europe: Updated 23 January 2021, 11:17 CET+01:00
Rising Covid-19 infection rates around Europe, and the threat of new variants, have pushed governments to impose tight travel restrictions for persons entering those countries. Here’s a run down of the restrictions in place around countries in Europe. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210123/what-are-latest-travel-restrictions-in-place-around-europe


[Possible fake news warning– no other major UK news sources are reporting this yet] UK Covid News- People who have received first Covid-19 jab must stay at home for THREE WEEKS, says Jonathan Van-Tam as urges them to keep following lockdown rules: People who have received their first Covid-19 jab must stay at home for three weeks after their injection because it can take that long for immunity to ‘kick in’, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam warned last night. He said that while getting vaccinated was ‘something to celebrate’, recipients of the jab needed to ‘stay patient’.
The caution of England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer comes amid concern from Ministers that vaccinated people might start mixing with others or relax their social distancing too soon. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9180177/Britons-received-Covid-jab-stay-home-THREE-WEEKS-immunity-kicks-in.html


Larry King, decades-long fixture of U.S. TV interviews, dead at 87: King, the man with suspenders and large glasses, had been hospitalized in Los Angeles with a COVID-19 infection, according to several media reports. He died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Ora Media, a television production company founded by King, said in a post on Twitter. PHOTO:REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-larry-king/larry-king-decades-long-fixture-of-u-s-tv-interviews-dead-at-87-idUSKBN29S0DI


Lottery- Bonoloto draw for Saturday, January 23, 2021: The result of today’s Bonoloto Saturday, January 23, 2021 is: 01, 11, 30, 37, 48 and 49, the complementary number being 06and the refund on 9.
Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-saturday-january-23-2021/


Lottery- Results of the Primitiva of Saturday, January 23, 2021: The winning combination of draw of the Primitiva held this Saturday, January 23, 2021, has been made up of the numbers 05, 11, 22, 28, 30 and 42 . The complementary number is 26 , and the refund, the 7. At draw of the Joker the chosen number has been the 7747157 , awarded with 1 million euros. Source: https://spainsnews.com/results-of-the-primitiva-of-saturday-january-23-2021/


COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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/

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

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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

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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