DigameXtra No. 1869 Friday, Feb. 12th, 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 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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Due to the Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.


Casa Magel: We are open for business to anyone who is not locked down (check with mapacovid.es). Valle De Abdalajis is not in a zone of closure.
We can have 4 people to stay and there is plenty of room for social distancing and all safety measures have been taken.
So anyone who needs a nice comfortable break come and see us.
We have 2 specials at the moment:
-2 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine. 130€
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine and 1 day tapas & drinks for 2 at a local bar or in house. 175€
Perfect for anyone celebrating a special occasion or just need to get away, at Casa Magel we spoil our guests. Good food and we have wonderful views, an outside Andalucian kitchen with tea and coffee on the house. Our rooms are nicely furnished. There is loads of space and lots of lovely walks. The pool is now closed for refurbishment.
For a breath of clean mountain air come & visit or book now for later.
casamagel@yahoo.com ; phone 722879503


Valentine’s Dat Party: Sun Feb 14th, Mogador Beach Club. 3PM.
Music by 5 Minutes Memory (Funk/Pop/Rock)
Ctra El Penoncillo 29793 Torrox Costa  FB Page


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-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Heat Pumps
-Installation and Repairs
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Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa!
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. Winter hours with current curfew: Thursday thru Sunday 13.00-17.00. Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. For reservation call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



Malagalingo: Don’t worry about being confined, we have some plans for you!
Malagalingo wants to help you to speak Spanish while you enjoy being at home
Online or Onsite
From absolute Beginner to Advance
You can meet new people and speak Spanish in a very relaxed way
We offer group and one to one lessons.
Message us and we will give you more information about all our options, don’t let boredom come to your house!
Web: https://malagalingo.com
Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE Organic & Aromatic Skincare for 40+
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices
Chinese New Year’s Special Offer
Buy any two different products and get a Super Lip Balm for free
Subscribe to Moonette’s Newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to get a coupon code
Valid dates 12-19 Feb 2021
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102. You can also find us on Instagram @moonetteskincare.
Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


For Sale: Sofas. 100€
2 sofas, one 3 seater and a 2 seater. Clean and tear free. Torrox area good access. Photo on request. WhatsApp Eleanor 627221612
Email: mariposaspain1 AT hotmail D0T com


For Sale: Work Equipment job lot.
Scaffolding (l:190/220, h:150)
Three braces with wooden beams
Lamp (one needs new bulb)
Price 30 euros. Lisbet, Torrox Campo
Contact: lisbetlindberg28@gmail.com


For Sale. Convert your VCR cassettes to DVD with this ION VCR2PC box. In good working order (only a year old) only 30Euros
Contact: Steve Millard 626926227 or email millardsteve95@gmail.com
Located: Competa


For Sale: Dining table, 152 x 98 cm + extension 55. IKEA Stockholm serie = (quality) In good condition. 50€ Nerja
Lars +34 654477814 (I have WhatsApp)


Recommendations & Requests


Antique Apple Computer Collector: There used to be a reader who collected obsolete Apple gear. He made a hobby out of patching and hacking old Apple units to keep them running long after they had been designated as obsolete. If you are still out there in DigameXtraLand, or if you know him, please get in touch with DoctorLaptop.
Contact: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com


Gigabyte Internet Speeds Arrive In Andalucia: My Internet provider is Digimobil.es and they gave me a free upgrade from 500Mb to 1Gb (1000Mb). How well does it work? Not quite 1000Mb, but pretty close, not bad for the first day. See for yourself. Naythan, Torrox Costa.


News & Articles

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Junta to start the Covid-19 vaccination of the over 90s who live at home this week: The Junta de Andalucía plans to begin vaccinating those over 90 years of age, who do not live in residences, against the coronavirus this week. This will encompass some 37,000 people, according to the spokesman for the Andalusian Government, Elías Bendodo. Bendodo also said that the first dose of the vaccine will also start to be given to home help personnel, which amounts to about 35,000 workers. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202102/11/junta-start-covid-vaccination-20210211102345.html


Spain to require more expensive masks be used: Spain is tightening the requirements of so-called hygienic masks and will ban the sale of face masks that have not passed tests from an accredited laboratory.
The ban will come into effect within a month after the publication of the new law in the BOE official gazette which will detail the tighter specifications regarding quality and the composition of materials.
According to government sources, the current regulations, issued on 19 April 2020, were intentionally lax, as Spain was immersed in the first wave of the pandemic and faced a shortage in the supply of masks. As a result they preferred to lower the quality requirements of the masks to guarantee the arrival of the product, especially from Asia.
Now that the authorities consider that worldwide production can meet demand, they believe it is time to standardise the requirements of the masks to higher standards so that they can be marketed as hygienic.
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202102/11/masks-face-bans-spain-20210211114809.html


More than 100 coronavirus deaths recorded for the third day in a row in Andalucía: The Junta de Andalucía has confirmed 104 deaths from Covid-19 this Thursday, 11 February – the third consecutive day with more than one hundred deaths following the 114 on Wednesday and 126 on Tuesday.
The 104 deaths are lower than the 114 on Wednesday and the 126 on Tuesday – the worst daily figure of the pandemic – but above the 53 on Monday, 28 on Sunday and 102 on Saturday and higher than the 70 deaths last Thursday.
Malaga is again the province with the highest death toll with 25, followed by Seville with 23, Cadiz with 20, Cordoba with eleven, Granada with ten, Jaén with nine, Almeria with five and Huelva with one. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202102/11/more-than-coronavirus-deaths-20210211134406.html


Q&A- Everything you need to know about Spanish residency for Brits post-Brexit: The British Embassy in Madrid held a Facebook live session with representatives from the three organizations that are helping Brits in Spain to tackle any difficult questions about their residency process post-Brexit.
Here’s a summary of some of the most pertinent questions and the answers provided during a session chaired by Sarah-Jane Morris, British Consul and Regional Operations Manager at the British Embassy in Madrid. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210211/qa-on-spanish-residency-for-brits-post-brexit


Is it possible to travel from Spain to the UK right now (and back again)?: Updated 11Feb21
These are the current Covid-19 and Brexit requirements as well as the situation vis-à-vis flights for people wanting to travel from Spain to Britain and back.
As you’re probably fully aware of, now is a particularly difficult time to travel between Spain and the UK.
All travel corridors were suspended on January 18 until further notice, and according to the European Commission, all non-essential travel to and from the UK is discouraged for now.
That means UK nationals and residents in the UK can fly to the UK as long as they meet certain requirements. Spaniards can technically do so as well, but they also have to factor in Covid-19 requirements.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210211/is-it-possible-to-travel-from-spain-to-the-uk-right-now-and-back-again


Where do rich Spanish kids go to school?: Spain’s Princess Leonor is to study in Wales. The king and queen will cover the €76,000 price tag of the International Baccalaureate at UWC Atlantic College, which is located in a medieval castle. Up until now, Princess Leonor has studied at the private school Nuestra Señora de los Rosales, which her father attended and where her younger sister, the Infanta Sofía, is also currently enrolled.
Princess Leonor de Borbón y Ortiz, the elder daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and heir presumptive to the throne of Spain, will complete her Bachillerato (the post-16 stage of education in Spain prior to university) in Wales in the United Kingdom. That’s according to a press release issued by the Spanish Royal Household on Wednesday. The 15-year-old, who holds the official title of Princess of Asturias, will study the two-year International Baccalaureate program with the United World College (UWC) education movement at UWC Atlantic College.
When Princess Leonor comes of age, she will also begin to receive military training. As was the case with her father, these courses will be specifically designed for her to allow her to spend time with the navy, the army and the air force. The Spanish Constitution outlines that the king or queen of Spain is also the head of the armed forces. Full article & photo credit: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2021-02-11/spains-princess-leonor-to-study-in-wales.html


Covid Recovery Relief Labelled A “Conditional Investment” By EU Regulators: The jewel in the crown is the European Recovery Plan, endowed with 750,000 million of which 140,000 will go to Spain, through transfers and loans. Schinas, Vice-President of the Commission, has stressed that they are “finalizing the dialogue” with governments, to ensure “the compatibility of national plans with the fund’s criteria.” And she has warned in a forceful way: there will be no investments without reformace.
“No one’s gonna sign 27 blank checks. This is what the member states asked of us, it is our obligation to future generations ”, warned the vice president of the European Commission, who has launched another clear message: “it is also important that in each state there is a broad political consensus around the fun”. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-european-commission-warns-about-eu-funds-that-there-will-be-no-investment-without-reforms/


Who takes over Worten’s warranties when their stores close?: Worten has begun to communicate to its customers that for warranty management they recommend going directly to the supplier or brand.
The firm specialized in the sale of household appliances transfers 17 stores to Mediamarkt, subrogate half of its staff and it only maintains physical establishments in the Canary Islands. It remains to be known whether or not this fact has implications for the guarantees given, that if the firm is maintained in the country, even digitally, it could end up responding also for the guarantees
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/who-takes-over-wortens-warranties-when-their-stores-close/


Local Police evict 30 illegally parked motorhomes and vans from field:
There had been a mass eviction of some 30 motorhomes and vans that had camped in an area of Los Alamos which is not equipped for this purpose and which represented a potential health hazard for local residents. Photo:Torremolinos Council. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/02/11/local-police-evict-30-illegally-parked-motorhomes-and-vans-from-field/


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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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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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
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