DigameXtra No. 1851 Monday, Jan. 25th, 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

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

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.


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.


Services Wanted/Offered

Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!


CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
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.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
Digamites can you help?
We have a long list of Spanish clients looking for properties.
Do you have a property which fits the following criteria?
-Situated in the area Rincon de la Victoria to Benajarafe.
-€150,000 to €190,000
-Outside space
-Good access to local amenities
If you are thinking of selling please contact us for a no obligation chat.
Selling a property in Axarquía?
We would love to hear from you too.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day.


For Sale, 3 items:
-Dining table and six chairs. €100. Size of table 140 x 90 plus extension 40 on both ends
-Two single beds with new (never used) mattresses. €150 both
90 x 190, mattress Ikea Hovag pocket sprung firm
-TV Unit. €30. 80 x 50 x 67
More pictures are available. Buyer collects.
Location – Torrox Costa
Contact Jan 00447976737677 (also on WhatsApp)
email: somontano 2003 @ yahoo.co.uk (remove spaces)


FREE, 2 items:
-3 seater sofabed. Size 90 x 200 x 95. Bed size 180 x 135.
-2 seater sofa. Size 90 x 150 x 95
Both free to a good home, buyer collects.
Location – Torrox Costa
Contact – Jan 00447976737677 (also on WhatsApp)
Email: somontano 2003 @ yahoo.co.uk (remove spaces)


Wanted: Cat scratching post/tower or low pile, close-knit carpet off-cuts I can use to make one!
Will collect subject to restrictions!
Nick, La Herradura, 609 706 210
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk


Recommendations & Requests


Dave the Dance: We are sorry to hear of the passing of David Baker of Bristol, hitherto known as Dave the Dance. Dave was a good friend and neighbour to us when he lived in the flat below us in El Morche. Dave was the most unprejudiced person I ever knew, taking everybody at face value, whatever their colour, creed, status or sexual orientation. They were all just people to Dave, and he loved people, and the company of people. He would bend over backwards to help anybody out, giving them lifts, doing little DIY jobs. Its true that some took advantage of him but he shrugged it off, “I can’t help it,” he would say “Its just my nature”.
Our condolences to his devoted children and grandchildren at this sad time.
Carole & Bernie Hart, El Morche, carolemhart@yahoo.com


“Possible fake news warning” (Regarding an article posted in yesterday’s issue. Ed-): Spot-on Naythan… this seems to be typical Daily Mail sensationalised reporting.
According to the BBC News, Professor Van-Tam didn’t say anything of the kind. He just pointed out that vaccinated people could still spread the disease, and they should “continue to follow lockdown rules”. He added “it’s better to allow at least three weeks for an immune response to fully develop” in older people.
Regards, Rod, Competa


News & Articles

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Andalusia adds more than 7,000 coronavirus infections for the fourth consecutive day: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/24/2021 17:32
-Andalusia has added another 7,070 new cases of coronavirus this Sunday. Thus, the community has already chained four days in which the number of infections does not drop below seven thousand, figures never before recorded during the pandemic.
-The third wave still does not reach its ceiling , it seems, and since the beginning of the health crisis, 361,523 Andalusians have already been infected, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families.
-Malaga and Seville are once again the provinces with the most contagions in Andalusia. They are 1,614 and 1,262, respectively. They are followed by Cádiz (980); Almeria (830); Granada (830); Cordoba (713); Huelva (479); and Jaén (362) .
-In addition, this Sunday another 25 deaths from coronavirus have been recorded, so that have already died as a result of the health crisis 5,923 people in Andalusia . Although the figure is lower than yesterday, when 88 deaths occurred, it is usual for Sundays fewer fatalities to be reported on than the rest of the days of the week.
– Andalusia has 3,613 hospitalized this Sunday for coronavirus , the highest number since the start of the pandemic.
-In the ICU there is also no good news and 517 patients are already registered in intensive care, only 11 less than the peak of the second wave , when 528 were noted, the maximum of the health crisis. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-mas-7000-contagios-coronavirus-cuarto-consecutivo-202101241332_noticia.html


Spain opens 200 criminal investigations into care home pandemic flaws: Spain’s public prosecutor is investigating more than 200 cases of potential criminal mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic in nursing and old people’s homes, reported Reuters.
During the first wave of the pandemic in Spain last year, the virus spread uncontrollably throughout care home facilities.
The prosecutor’s office said nearly half of its investigations related to homicide through a neglect of duty of care. It is also looking into 21 cases of deficiencies in medical treatment.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210124/spain-opens-200-criminal-investigations-into-care-home-pandemic-flaws


Germany Tightens Checks at Border Crossings Because of Corona Situation: Foreign Ministry in Berlin had classified more countries high risk regions.
‘High Incidence’ areas: Countries the Incidence Numbers of which exceed 200. They include Albania, Andorra, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Czechia, Egypt, Estonia, Iran, Israel, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Panama, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and the United States.
The following applies to travellers who enter Germany from ‘High Incidence’ areas, or who have been in one or more of those areas up to ten days prior to their trip: They need to present a negative PCR test result in German, English or French. Those tests need to be done up to 48 hours prior to the trip. And they have to go into a 10-day quarantine and register online. The quarantine can be ended, after five days the earliest, if the individual tests negative again. Full article: https://berlinspectator.com/2021/01/24/germany-tightens-checks-at-border-crossings-because-of-corona-situation/


UFC 257- Dustin Poirier defeats Conor McGregor: McGregor lost to underdog Dustin Poirier after two minutes and 32 seconds of the second round. McGregor slipped to his fifth defeat in 27 professional mixed martial arts contests while Poirier improved his record to 27 wins and six defeats. Photo:texasnewstoday. Full article: https://www.skysports.com/mma/news/19828/12197176/conor-mcgregor-beaten-by-dustin-poirier-at-ufc-257-to-shatter-hopes-of-khabib-nurmagomedov-rematch


Barclaycard customers face higher minimum payments: Barclaycard signalled the changes to their pricing structures in November, although some borrowers may have missed the notice, which was titled “changes to your terms and conditions”.
The new repayment rates will affect those with Platinum, Initial, Freedom, Forward, Cashback, Littlewoods, Rewards and Hilton Honors cards, but not Premier or Woolwich cards. Full article:


Lottery- El Gordo de la Primitiva: The result of Gordo de la Primitiva Today’s Sunday, January 24, 2021 is: 08, 18, 27, 50 and 54 , the key number being 4. Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-draw-on-sunday-january-24-2021/


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:

UK Coronavirus:


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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator.

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
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