DigameXtra No. 1868 Thursday, Feb. 11th, 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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Valentine’s Day: Special lunch & romantic show, Sun 14Feb 2pm.
Come to us to enjoy the love in couple with a nice lovely lunch and live music specially made for you.
Music by Juan Luis Pascual Sanchez
Cortijo Veleta, Riogordo. +34 651 04 38 48  FB Page

 

Almuñecar will host ‘ABBA – El Padre’ to mark Holy Week: The House of Culture Almuñécar will host the presentation and premiere of the show “ABBA El Padre” (the Father) musical show on February 27, starting at 8pm.
The event, in collaboration with the council, will be adapted in line with the current health situation and tickets can be purchased through the Association of Brotherhoods of Almuñécar by calling 958 614 897.
“ABBA El Padre, Holy Week is a new show never seen before that combines the feeling of flamenco with the fervor of Passion Week through 12e top-level artists in a project carried out by the Granada-based agency TwinClick,” said the council. Source: EWN

 

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For Sale: 2 Fitbit charge 2 with extra bracelets of which 5 are brand new, 30€. They provide good information about your health and helps you stay fit. We have upgraded and that’s we we are selling.
Lars +34 654477814. (Have WhatsApp). Nerja.

 

For Sale: Used Spanish  HP Laptop.
White. 17″ screen, has hairline cracks on lid hinges, but otherwise in good working order. 18 months old, 170 Euro.
Specs: HP LAptop 17ak0xx, Laptop – B8N2MT38
RAM 8GB, Disc 1000GB
Ken, Nerja, Supersol (old Bridge)
Phone/WhatsApp 654 728380;
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For Sale: Exercise Step Machine, 20 euros
Caleta de Velez. Can meet at Aldi Car Park
Phone or WhatsApp Polly 695 972 493
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News & Articles

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Updated Andalucia Town Restrictions ALERT!
The Covid restrictions map at https://www.mapacovid.es/ has still NOT BEEN UPDATED! To see an updated version of the map click this link.
https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html
Updated list of Malaga & Granada Province town restrictions in pics below.

 

Covid Andalusia measures- The minimum time for mobility and activity restrictions is reduced to seven days. The weekly review is set only on Thursdays, taking effect the following Saturday: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es}
-The remarkable improvement in the evolution of the different health indicators of the coronavirus in Andalusia has led the Junta to propose new measures to curb the pandemic. In just two weeks the accumulated incidence in the region has gone from 915.3 (on February 27) to 726.8 (recorded this Tuesday as the average value of the eight provinces). This is still a very high figure, but confirms the downward trend.
-Thus, and without losing sight of the other part of this balance that supposes the Health and the Economy, the executive of Juanma Moreno relaxes now the restrictions.
-Thus, it reduces from 14 to 7 days the minimum time that a municipality has to remain with perimeter closure and / or non-essential activity for having exceeded, respectively, the cumulative incidence rate of 500 or 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
-Logically, each locality involved must have fallen below the “border” figures (500 or 1,000) once the tenth day has been reached, otherwise the restrictions must persist until lower figures have been guaranteed.
-In addition, the territorial alert committees will now meet and assess these local rates only on Thursdays, leaving behind the Monday date which until now completed the weekly analysis.
-Thus, the municipalities will apply the new restrictions every Saturday at midnight, after publication in the BOJA on Friday.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-nuevas-medidas-covid-directo-medidas-covid-andalucia-reduce-siete-dias-tiempo-minimo-restricciones-movilidad-y-actividad-202102101254_noticia.html

 

Marín advances that the restrictions due to the coronavirus will continue at Easter in Andalusia: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es}
-The Board expects an “explosive” rebound in the coronavirus in Andalusia “in March or April”
-The vice president of the Board and counselor for Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, Juan Marín , estimated this Wednesday that the restrictive measures in place to face the coronavirus pandemic will be maintained for Easter, taking into account that the month of March is going to be “tough.” This has been pointed out in an interview on Canal Sur Televisión, collected by Europa Press, in which he explained that for Easter the contagion curve could be going down but “the restrictions will continue.”
-“It will be a difficult Easter, we will try to make it as normalized as possible, but it is very risky to say that we will be able to have the doors open. Hopefully, but we have to go screen to screen, “he said.
-Marín has indicated that the reports detect an increase in infections by the British strain of the coronavirus, which is “more explosive” although “we do not know what level of aggressiveness and lethality” it has. “We are with open meats,” he warned.
-Thus, it has recognized that the level of uncertainty is “great” and, although the forecasts are that this month the trend will be down in hospitalized patients, “we expect a tough March “. Source, Spanish:
https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-marin-avanza-restricciones-coronavirus-seguiran-semana-santa-andalucia-202102101615_noticia.html

 

Spain imposes six month vaccine delay on those who’ve had Covid:
Spain’s health ministry have announced that those aged under 55 who have no underlying health conditions but have tested positive for Covid will have to wait six months before receiving a vaccine.
The ministry explained the decision by insisting that cases of reinfection within six months were so rare as to be “exceptional”.
But people older than 55 or those with health conditions that make coronavirus more dangerous will be exempt from the delay and will receive the vaccine according to the group they fall into under Spain’s vaccination strategy. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210210/update-spains-under-55s-will-have-to-wait-6-months-for-vaccine-if-theyve-had-covid

 

In Spain, patients with serious conditions left out of AstraZeneca early vaccination: The Covid vaccine made by AstraZeneca will for now only be administered to essential workers in Spain, including teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters and members of the armed forces – but not supermarket workers.
Although the treatment has been approved by European authorities for anyone over the age of 18, the Spanish government is taking a conservative approach: first it ruled out people over 80 years of age, then it further reduced the target group to those under 55. And on Tuesday, a committee of experts advising the National Healthcare System established that individuals under 55 with certain pre-existing medical conditions will also be left out, at least during the initial phase.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2021-02-10/in-spain-patients-with-serious-conditions-left-out-of-astrazeneca-early-vaccination.html

 

Andalucía to ban alcohol sales after 6pm to avoid street drinking: A new curfew… This time for alcoholic beverages. The Junta de Andalucía, after meeting with the committee of experts that advises it in making decisions to curb the advance of the pandemic, has decided to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages across Andalucía from 6pm hours to “to avoid consumption in the street”. This would come into force once published in the official gazette of the Junta de Andalucía, (BOJA). Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202102/10/juanma-moreno-announces-that-20210210175254.html

 

Motril Hospital Can Increase Surgeries Following Drop in Covid Cases: Santa Ana Hospital will increase the number of surgeries it offers following a drop in the number of Covid patients. Full article:
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/02/10/motril-hospital-can-increase-surgeries-following-drop-in-covid-cases/

 

Ursula von der Leyen admits failings in EU Covid vaccine rollout: The EU is “not where it wants to be” with its coronavirus immunisation programme, Ursula von der Leyen has conceded, as she faced MEPs in the European parliament amid mounting criticism of the bloc’s slow deployment of vaccines.
“We were late to authorise,” the European commission president said. “We were too optimistic when it came to massive production, and perhaps too confident that what we ordered would actually be delivered on time. We need to ask ourselves why that is the case.”
Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/10/ursula-von-der-leyen-admits-errors-in-eu-covid-vaccine-rollout

 

F1 News- Chiefs give green light to Portuguese Grand Prix in 2021: Sources with good knowledge of the situation say that F1 has committed to Portugal taking the ‘TBC’ slot in the calendar that has long been scheduled for May 2. The decision on Portugal means that it is now official that Bahrain will hold the season opener on March 28, with Imola hosting the second round on April 18. Full article: https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/portugal-vacant-slot-2021-f1-calendar/5373891/

 

China’s first Mars mission, Tianwen-1, successfully enters orbit around Red Planet: The milestone makes China the sixth entity to get a probe to Mars, joining the United States, the Soviet Union, the European Space Agency, India and the United Arab Emirates, whose Hope orbiter made it to the Red Planet just yesterday (Feb. 9).
And today’s achievement sets the stage for something even more epic a few months from now – the touchdown of Tianwen-1’s lander-rover pair on a large plain in Mars’ northern hemisphere called Utopia Planitia, which is expected to take place this May. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/chinas-first-mars-mission-tianwen-1-successfully-enters-orbit-around-red-planet/ar-BB1dz3gX

 

Rock Hall of Fame- Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner Lead Nominees: The nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2021 are in and the list features Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Devo, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Todd Rundgren, and Dionne Warwick. The top vote-getters will be announced in May and inducted in a Cleveland, Ohio, ceremony in the fall. Full article: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jay-z-foo-fighters-iron-maiden-tina-turner-rock-hall-of-fame-2021-nominees-1125967/

 

Apple to replace batteries on 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pros unable to charge past 1%: Apple has identified an issue that renders 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models unable to charge above 1%, saying it will replace compromised batteries for free.
Outlined in a support document on Tuesday, the problem also triggers a battery health status warning that indicates “Service Recommended.”
According to the support document, the following 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro units are affected:
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Owners experiencing the charging issue are urged to contact Apple for a free battery replacement. The company will examine incoming Macs prior to service to determine eligibility. Users can access Battery Health in System Preferences or, in macOS Catalina or earlier, by holding the Option key and clicking the battery icon in the menu bar. Full article: https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/apple-to-replace-batteries-on-2016-and-2017-macbook-pros-unable-to-charge-past-1

 

Lottery- Bonoloto draw for Wednesday, February 10, 2021: Bonoloto draw is: 20, 21, 23, 30, 36 and 38 , the number being complementary to 22 and the refund on 0. Source: https://spainsnews.com/la-bonoloto-leaves-a-prize-of-more-than-92000-euros-in-the-canary-islands/

 

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:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

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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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