DigameXtra No. 1875 Thursday, Feb. 18th, 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/ Note: some towns are now modifying their hospitality and capacity rules as they move between different “grades” of Phase 4 restrictions.


WARNING- This Covid restriction map site may not be updated in a timely fashion.  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

NEW OPTION: For an updated Covid restriction map visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?


Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page. It’s mostly in Spanish but they post easy to understand charts and graphs. For English, use a page translator as they have not enabled FB auto-translations on the page for some reason? https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-Drinks trolley on wheels in good condition 25 euros
-Small matching side table 15 euros
-Cabinet suitable for storing DVD’s or CD’s cream colour with glass door 15 euros
Contact: irene472001@yahoo.co.uk ; Nerja


For Sale: Fitbit Charge 3. Excellent working Fitbit Charge 3 sportwatch to measure your daily steps, activities, sports, climbs, walks, heart rate, sleep quality and much more. This version is waterproof so also useful during swimming. Its in perfect condition and it has a few extra watch straps in a few colours AND an extra charger (although you only have to charge it once a week approximately).
Can be collected or delivered in/near Torrox, price 35€ including the extra’s. Ron, Torrox.
Email : ronvanderspek AT gmail DOT com or 0031644143238 WhatsApp. No calls please, no tel. signal in the campo here.


For Sale: Nearly new Dell Inspiron 3585 laptop with-
AMD Ryzen 5 processor with Radeon Vega 8 Mobile Gfx
System: 64Bit
SSD: NVme 256GB
Ports: 1xHDMI, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, 1x LAN and Card reader
Software included: Windows 10 Home edition and Microsoft Edge
Selling price: 400 Euros. Genuine reason for sale.
Contact: Steve Millard 626926227 Competa
Email: millardsteve95@gmail.com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Lovely pine chest of drawers. Height 87cms, width 146cms, depth 40cms. 50 euros.
-South American hardwood TV or storage cabinet. Height 144cms, width 199 cm, depth 69cms. 65 euros. More pics on request.
Mini from La Molineta, Frigiliana 630165638


For Sale: Circular extendable pedestal dining table.
80cms Tall, 90cms wide +
€10. Caleta de Vélez, Chris
Email: chris4geoff at g mail dot com
Mob: 626778547


For Sale: Vaillant Gas central heating boiler Eco Tech Plus 220V, installed in 2018, for sale because replaced with heat pump. New price 2231 euros, selling for 1200 euros. Sayalonga. Tel Elaine / Andi 676 37 60 30 ( plus whatsapp)


For Sale: Reconditioned Mini PC, €120
-Perfect condition, looks new.
-Operating system is MX Linux.
-1.83 GHz Intel 64bit processor
-2 MB RAM, fully tested at 100%
-80 GB hard drive, reconditioned. For large data storage plug in a USB flash drive or external HDD.
-slot-loading 8X single-layer DVD/CD-RW “Combo” drive
-Intel GMA950 graphics processor. The DVI video output supports full HD digital resolutions up to 1920×1200. VGA output (using the provided adapter) supports full HD analog resolutions as high as 1920×1080.
-Built-in wifi 2.5/5Ghz
– DVI or VGA video out, four USB 2.0 ports, combined “optical digital audio input/audio line in” and combined “optical digital audio output/headphone” minijacks, a 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet port, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. NO HDMI, you can buy a DVI to HDMI converter from Amazon for under €10 if needed.
-90 day hardware guaranty
-Cleverly enclosed in a tiny and elegant 2.9 lb, 6.5 inch square, two inch tall case with a built-in speaker and an external power supply.
-Buyer must provide the display, keyboard and mouse. Designed for use with standard displays or TVs, but not 28″+ big screen TVs. I can set system and keyboard language to any language you want. Currently in UK English.
-Well suited for all the basics with familiar apps like Chrome & Firefox browsers, VLC Media Player, Adobe Reader and Libre Office. Plays streams and Youtube videos in 720p quality without buffering, depending on your internet speed of course.
-MX Linux is currently the most popular version of Linux, based on Debian Linux, and is similar to Windows 10 in layout so intuitive for most users. Try before you buy. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
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Recommendations & Requests


Inoculation: Can anybody tell me how in Frigiliana we will be advised when and where to have the COVID-19 Inoculation. I am over 80. Please email me Michael on mikestevenitt@gmail.com


News & Articles

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Andalusia adds 1,788 coronavirus infections, the best Wednesday since December: {Translated from secilla.abc.es}
Updated: 17/02/2021 20:13
-Andalusia today has 1,788 cases of coronavirus, the lowest number for a Wednesday since last December. The curve of the third wave continues its descent at cruising speed, which is reflected in the accumulated incidence.
-This rate, which measures the speed and virulence of infections, now stands at 411 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The figure is high since anything above 250 points is considered “maximum risk”. However, the evolution of Andalusia is remarkable because only a fortnight ago the increased incidence rate was above 900 points, more than double.
-The most encouraging improvement is in the number of deaths, which seems to be moderating. Thus, 77 deaths have been recorded, which is a very high figure but still below the 100 figure at which the community had settled a couple of weeks ago.
-However, it is still too early to tell whether this drop in fatalities is a “saw tooth” in the statistics or marks the start of a trend towards lower numbers of fatalities. February has been the darkest month so far, with more deaths than any other month since the start of the pandemic, reflecting the peak of the third wave of infections, which reached almost 8,000 per day.
-Meanwhile, the pressure in hospitals continues to drop. This Wednesday there are 3,191 people admitted for coronavirus, 197 less than yesterday. In the ICU, meanwhile, the number of hospitalised patients has fallen by 21, so that there are 643 on Wednesday compared with 664 yesterday. Source, Spanish:


Vax Appointments- If they call you from 955800008, take it because it is your doctor from the Andalusian Health Service: {Translated from secilla.abc.es}
If you receive a call from 955.800.008, do not hesitate to pick up. It’s your doctor. Or, at least, the health center, because that is the new number for all outgoing calls made from their switchboards. This has been announced by the Andalusian Health Service (SAS), which has explained that, “progressively” there will stop appearing “long numbers of switchboard or hidden numbers when a call is received from the SAS.”
This new number is being implemented progressively “in some health centers in Andalusia until reaching the hospitals and reaching all the services provided by the SAS .” The pilot service, Health sources report, has begun in Almería, Córdoba and Seville. From Health they hope that the new number will be implemented “to the entire network of 1,500 health centers in a few months.” Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-si-llaman-955800008-cojalo-porque-medico-servicio-andaluz-salud-202102171650_noticia.html


Covid-19 can lead to GANGRENE: Virus causes the body to attack itself leading to severe, long-term muscle and joint pain, MRI scans reveal. Researchers have warned that Covid-19 can cause long-term muscle and joint issues, including arthritis, gangrene and ‘Covid toes’.
An analysis of MRI scans taken of patients experiencing these symptoms suggests that the virus can trigger the body’s immune system to attack itself, leading to these long-lasting rheumatological issues.
The study follows recent reports of a Covid-infected woman who had to have three fingers amputated in Italy after the disease ravaged her blood vessels. Other sufferers have also had to undergo amputations. Photo&Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9270487/Covid-19-lead-GANGRENE-study-warns.html


Rush Limbaugh, conservative media icon, dead at 70 following battle with cancer: Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease. Photo:John Medina/WireImage. Full article: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/17/media/rush-limbaugh-obituary/index.html


The first driverless bus hits the road in Malaga: The first electric-powered and autonomous bus service – that is, without the need for a driver – will begin trials in Malaga this week.
For a month, starting from Saturday 20 February, passengers will be able to hop on the service that will serve cruise passengers who arrive at the port so that they can access the city centre (although at the moment there are no tourists and there is no return forecast).
However, members of the public who want to try out the trial service that will operate Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10am to 2pm, will be able to register online on the EMT website or at a marquee on the Paseo del Parque. Photo:PEDRO J. QUERO. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202102/17/video-first-driver-less-20210217183402.html


RECALL- Tuselin Decongestant: The Spanish medicines agency (Aemps) has ordered the withdrawal from the market of Tuselin Decongestant, lot N-01, due to a defect in the product and has ordered their return to the laboratory.
The Tuselin Decongestant (2 mg/ml and 1 mg/ml syrup in 200ml bottles) is a used in the treatment of irritating and nervous coughs and nasal congestion.
The batch affected by the recall is N-01, with an expiry date 03/31/2024. The registration number is 47622 and the national code is 757146. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202102/17/spain-medicines-agency-orders-20210217105738.html


Spain probes anti-Semitic speech at ‘horrific’ neo-Nazi rally:
Prosecutors in Madrid on Tuesday said they had opened an investigation into anti-Semitic comments made at a neo-Nazi rally held at the weekend which drew ire from Spain’s Jewish community.
The incident took place Saturday when around 300 people gathered at La Almudena cemetery, with footage on social media showing several people in the crowd repeatedly giving the Nazi salute. The rally, which was also attended by a Catholic priest, was a commemoration of the so-called “Blue Division”, a unit of Spanish military volunteers that fought for the Nazis during World War II. Photo:Víctor Lerena / EFE. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210217/spain-probes-anti-semitic-speech-at-neo-nazi-rally


‘Ice everywhere’ as Texans brave cold, 2.7 million homes lack power: Millions of Texans braved their third day without heat on Wednesday following a punishing winter storm that has killed at least 21 people, as icy conditions threatened to hamstring the country’s largest state and the surrounding region for days. Photo:Bronte Wittpenn. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/ice-everywhere-as-texans-brave-cold-2-7-million-homes-lack-power-idUSKBN2AH0S5


Great Balls of Fire- Another Fireball seen crossing the skies of Southern Spain at 213,000km/h: The rock was part of a comet which upon impacting the atmosphere at such a high speed became incandescent at a height of 117 kilometres southwest of Badajoz and headed in a northeast direction. It went out at a height of 82 kilometres above the town of Villafranco del Guadiana, Badajoz, after having travelled 67 kilometres. Photo:Meteors – YouTube. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/02/17/fireball-seen-crossing-the-skies-of-southern-spain-at-213000km-h/


Tennis News- Rafael Nadal Out of Australian Open After Stefanos Tsitsipas Storms Back in Quarterfinals: Tsitsipas dropped the first two sets but stormed back to defeat the No. 2-ranked Nadal, 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 7-5, in a four-hour battle. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.si.com/tennis/2021/02/17/rafael-nadal-out-of-australian-open-loses-stefanos-tsitsipas-quarterfinals


COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

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

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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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