DigameXtra No. 1866 Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 2021

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For the official Andalucia Covid rules effective 00:01 Sunday, Jan. 17th, see the News and COVID Info Reference in the News Section of this issue of DigameXtra 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/

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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant:
Our Hotel and Restaurant are now open!
Why not Come and enjoy a night or two in our award winning Hotel as seen on the Hotel Inspector.
Beautifully individually designed rooms all with en-suites, social distancing is not a problem with time allocated breakfasts .
Our Hotel and Restaurant is Maintained to a very high standard including yearly Legionaires testing, we also use top quality commercial products for cleaning.
You do not have to stay though to enjoy our beautiful terrace restaurant, or indoor heated courtyard.
All our food is freshly cooked and we have an a la carte menu as well a weekly set menu of 3 courses for just 14.95 per person.
We are open Monday to Saturday at the moment 12 until 6pm (takeaway service available until 8.30 with prior notice)
We will however be open on Sunday 14th February for a special Valentines Lunch Menu, booking is required as numbers are limited.
To Book call 952535471 or 662039741.
Stay safe and hope to see you soon.
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga



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Stained glass & ceramics: I paint ceramics and do stained glass work to order. Please take a look at my website http://www.mehoward31.wixsite.com/art-el-valle
See samples of work done.
Maggie, Valle de Abdalajis


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Mini PCs: I have sold out of all the Mini PCs. I am expecting more by the end of the week, or early next week. Computers are in short supply in most of the world as Covid restrictions block deliveries from China. If you need a new computer, these Mini PCs are the only affordable option at the moment, and as the demand for Mini PCs rises, so do the prices. The models I just reordered now cost me €50 more than just a month ago!  DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa.


 News & Articles

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Andalusia adds 2,902 coronavirus infections and confirms that the third wave falls sharply: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 08/02/2021 18:00
-Andalusia has added this Monday 2,902 coronavirus infections. This figure is confirmation that the third wave of the pandemic is already falling hard. This is the first time that the community recorded less than 3,000 cases in one day since January 12, a month ago. It is also the best Monday since the beginning of last month.
-In addition, according to the president of the Junta, Juanma Moreno, the incidence rate in Andalusia has fallen to 776 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. This represents a reduction of 200 points, since this indicator reached over 900 in the community.
-The evolution of the third wave is good, although Moreno has insisted on asking for caution since the numbers are still very high. However, both the number of infections and the incidence rate are falling.
-In addition, the number of hospitalized patients is also decreasing. Although this Monday there has been an increase of 55 in those hospitalized for coronavirus -Mondays tend to add hospitalized although the general trend is downward-, since a week ago Andalusia has reduced by 566 those hospitalized for Covid-19.
Thus, the community has gone from 4,980 -the peak of hospital pressure of this third wave, which occurred on February 2 last year- to 4,414 this Monday. This is a decrease of almost 17 percent in healthcare pressure.
-The improvement in the health situation is corroborated by the fact that the number of people hospitalized in the ICU is also dropping. In the succession of events that the pandemic entails, first the number of infections falls -something that was already noticeable last week-, then the number of hospitalized patients falls -which has also happened- and then the number of ICUs. Today there are 717 Andalusians in intensive care, 18 less than yesterday, Sunday.
-Once these three milestones have been passed -contagions, hospitalized and ICU-, the next step will be the decrease in deaths. But that is something that is not expected to happen soon. Although 53 deaths have been added this Monday, Mondays are a day where fewer deaths are usually reported than the rest of the week, when those numbers rise. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-2903-contagios-coronavirus-y-confirma-tercera-fuerza-202102081322_noticia.html


Torrox, Archez, Antequera and Totalán have perimeter closures lifted on Wednesday: These four towns to have fallen below 500 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the past fortnight and will open their borders again, to take effect from Wednesday morning. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202102/08/perimeter-lockdowns-antequera-three-20210208180913.html


Six Malaga towns set to re-open their non-essential activities, 2 also see municipal perimeter closure lifted: Alhaurín de la Torre, Manilva, Villanueva del Rosario, Benarrabá, Tolox and Casabermeja fall below an incidence rate of 1,000 infections per 100,000 inhabitants and will be able to open their non-essential businesses as of Wednesday.
Tolox and Villanueva del Rosario present an incidence rate of less than 500, which is why their perimeter closure will also be lifted.
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202102/08/malaga-towns-open-their-20210208172948.html


Spain approaches end of phase 1 of Covid vaccination campaign: Spain’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign is entering the final stages of the process of immunizing residents of senior residences, while the majority of healthcare workers have also received their first jab – many have also got the second. Meanwhile, the final part of this first phase, inoculating adults with need for daily assistance even if they are not in residential care, has begun in the Canary Islands, Murcia and Navarre. This process is expected to get going in the rest of the country before the middle of February. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-02-08/spain-approaches-end-of-phase-1-of-covid-vaccination-campaign.html


Granada Hospital Detects New Outbreak: In this new outbreak at the Hospital Clínico San Cecilio, seven cases have been detected after a routine screening was carried out. The area of the hospital where the outbreak had been detected is used to treat patients from multiple specialties. The hospital had recently beaten the previous outbreak and had been considered in the clear. Full article:


Covid- All travelers arriving to UK to be tested on day 2 and day 8 of self-isolation, ITV News understands: ITV News understands the government is set to announce all passengers arriving into the UK must undergo a Covid test on the second and the eighth day of self-isolation after they arrive.
The new rules, expected to come into force from 15 February, will not just apply to those arriving from “red zone” countries heading into hotel quarantine, but those self-isolating at home too.
All travellers – whether isolating at home or in a hotel – will be required to pay for their own tests.
ITV News understands that travellers arriving from “red zone” countries will need to book their quarantine hotel, transfer and test as a package through an online booking system. Full article: https://www.itv.com/news/2021-02-08/covid-all-travellers-arriving-to-uk-to-be-tested-on-day-2-and-day-8-of-self-isolation-itv-news-understands


Dutch will extend coronavirus curfew until March 3: The Dutch government announced Monday it is extending the country’s curfew until March 3, declaring that was necessary to slow the spread of the more infectious coronavirus variant first detected in Britain.
The curfew was to have expired Wednesday.
Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus said the decision was made after a team of experts that advises the government “urgently warned” ministers at a meeting Monday about the more infectious variant. Full article: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/dutch-extend-coronavirus-curfew-march-75757992


DoctorLaptop’s Tips #88- Early Solid State Drives (SSD) Reaching End Of Life:
SSDs have been around for over 10 years now, but only began widespread use about 5 years ago. SSDs have an expected life span of 5 to 6 years. Thus people who were early to adopt SSDs find their SSDs are beginning to fail. Once they go bad it is nearly impossible to do any type of data recovery, unlike on the older style Hard Disk Drives (HDD) where data recovery is often possible after the HDD begins to fail. SSD users need to do regular backups of their important data for this reason. If you have neglected to do this, and your SSD is passing the 5 year mark, now is the time to get an external memory device, or cloud account with sufficient data storage space, and begin to do backups regularly. How often depends on how often you add new data. Casual users can probably get away with backing up once every 2 weeks; businesses that add important documents daily, they should have a daily, incremental update (just newly saved data added to the older backup) scheduled for the end of every business day, as well as a full system backup monthly.


Fake Tax Advisor ‘Swindled Widow out of €52,510’ in Malaga: The alleged crime was reported in November 2020 after an elderly widow claimed a man offered to help her manage her husband’s inheritance following his death in April 2019.
According to police, the 43-year-old Spanish man posed as a tax advisor offering fake help to a widow before finally stealing thousands of Euros in Malaga.
Officers from the National Police say the man is guilty of fraud and misappropriation and are now investigating another person who they say helped him. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/02/08/fake-tax-advisor-swindled-widow-out-of-e52510-in-malaga/


Police warn of spiked food which could endanger animals: Police in the Benajarafe and Valle Niza areas of Malaga have warned dog owners of food being left on the floor which could be dangerous to their pets if they eat it.
Images were shared by the police on social media showing pieces of sausages which had been pierced with pins, which were found in those areas.
They have warned people to be very careful when walking their dogs and if they see anything which could be dangerous to animals or other people, call 092.
The Axarquia is not the only area in Malaga to have reported this sort of activity, as several towns along the Costa del Sol have shared situations on social media in which traps have been set or food has been left out which can injure colonies of feral cats or endanger dogs even if they are being walked on leads by their owners. Another frequently reported issue is sulphur being put on walls, which can also be dangerous to animals. PHOTO:Policia Axarquia,Facebook. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/02/08/police-warn-of-spiked-food-which-could-endanger-animals/


Super Bowl 2021 Bucs win over Chiefs 31-9: For the second time in franchise history, the Buccaneers are Super Bowl champions. And for the seventh time in his career, Tom Brady is a Super Bowl champion.
Brady outdueled Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on Sunday night, keeping them from repeating as Super Bowl champs. He did that by completing 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns to no interceptions. He also got help from running backs Ronald Jones II (12 carries, 61 yards) and Leonard Fournette (16 carries, 89 yards, one score) in the Bucs’ 31-9 rout. Full article: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/super-bowl-2021-live-score-chiefs-buccaneers-results-highlights/2bvvgmjbf7i51m41vwyfahjj5


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/
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
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