DigameXtra No. 1879 Monday, Feb. 22nd, 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 for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a catagory, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es


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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Due to the Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.


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.


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar: March coming events:
*These will be dependent on the current Covid restrictions.
-Every Monday – Craft Group. Starting on January 11th. Time 10.00 – 13.00 in the Centre. 5€ for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising. Please first check with the Centre to confirm.
-Every Monday – Knitting & Crochet Group. Time 10.30 to 13.00 in the Centre. Please first check with the Centre to confirm.
-Every Wednesday – Art Group. Time 10.00 – 13.00 at the Centre. 5€ for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising. Please first check with the Centre to confirm.
-Fridays – Coffee Morning. Come and enjoy homemade cakes and a beverage in our lovely shady garden. Inside seating is also available. Meet up and catch up with friends. Browse through our preloved clothing for those essential additions to your wardrobe. Kitchen & household items, bedding, curtains and much more available to purchase. For the bookworms amongst you, check out our Book shop, hundreds of second-hand books waiting to be read. CDs and DVDs too. We are accepting donations of household goods and items of clothing and would appreciate it if you could bring them to us in bags that you do not need, during the normal opening hours. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-Friday 5th March – Worlds Day of Prayer. Please come and join friends at the San Andrés Parish Church in Torre del Mar. This year you will be praying with women from Vaniatu. The service will also be streamed via Facebook. Time 19.45.
-Friday 26th March – Taizé Prayer at the San Andrés Parish Church in Torre del Mar. Time 19.00. Taizé prayers is a monthly invitation to join us in prayer for unity and for all your personal intentions. Please send us an email to be included in them. Social distancing and wearing of face masks will be required.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre- Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open mornings only Monday to Thursday 10.00 till 13.00 and Fridays as usual 11.00 – 13.00. We would like to assure you that we are complying with all the Covid regulations to make your visits to our centre as safe as possible. For further information please contact the Centre.
Tel. 952 543 334 Web site: www.lux-mundi.org.
E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org


Services Wanted/Offered

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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.


Obsolete Apple/Mac Restoration: Do you have an Apple/Mac computer sitting in your closet, that is obsolete, unable to run the current OS or new apps, but otherwise in good mechanical condition? I have just completed a weekend workshop on resurrecting these devices by installing a current version of Linux. I can do this on Mid-2006 (Lion OS) or newer devices. I have a demo model in my workshop, a mid-2007 MiniMacPC you can test drive. Popular programs come installed: Chrome, Firefox, Adobe Reader, Skype, VLC player and Libre Office (Open Office clone). You do not get Safari.
MX Linux is derived from the well respected Debian family of Linux systems.
It looks very much like Windows 10 and will be easy for most experienced computer users to adjust to.
Remember the advantages of using Linux:
-No anti-virus needed. Linux computers are highly secure and immune to most malware.
-Linux runs more efficiently than Windows or Apple, using less RAM and processor resources to do the same tasks. Thus it breathes peppy new life into slow, old devices.
-All your software is free, and provided by secure Linux “depositories”. Most apps, or at least reasonable alternatives, are available for free download on demand.
-Linux is free and you are in control. You will never have any activation issues like on Windows, or Apple security codes texted to your mobile. You do not have to register anything you don’t want to, although if you choose to use apps like Skpye you will have to sign in to those as usual.
Note: This is not a dual boot, Virtual Machine or Boot Camp system. It actually reformats the MacOS partition and does a clean install of MX Linux.
See MX Linux here: https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mx
Contact DoctorLaptop, please provide the model number with your email (Settings>About This Mac, or from label on bottom)
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
Digamites can you help?
We have a Spanish client who is looking for a property.
Do you have a property which fits the following criteria?
-Situated on the coast, in the Axarquia region,
-Preferred nearer Maro/Nerja, but other areas considered
-Maximum price €175,000
-Apartment or small propertyon one level, without stairs
-Small garden
-Good access to local amenities
If you are thinking of selling please contact us for a no obligation chat info@blucee.com
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:
-Large rug, Alpujarra type 160 x 220 cm €20
– Electrolux Inspire 45cm dishwasher. Ideal for small kitchen. Very good condition. €150
-Indesit washing machine model IWC7123. Good working order. €80
Harold. Torre del Mar (near El Ingenio). Buyer collects.
Email handlnewman at hotmail dot com or
Whatsapp 647420188


For Sale, 3 items:
-Walker with seat and storage also converts to wheel chair with footrests and seat belt. €50
-Pressure relieving cushion. Washable cover. Never used. €10
-Foldable table 120cms (Slight damage on one edge) €8
Chris, Caleta de Vélez
Tel: 0034626778547
Email: chris4geoff at gmail dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Wooden trunk or blanket box. Height 46cms, width 80cms, depth 50cms. 15 euros.
-Professional poker set, never used, in metal travelling case with lock. 25 euros.
-Wrought iron wine rack. 8 euros.
Mini from La Molineta, Frigiliana 630165638


Recommendations & Requests


Thanks to Ambulatorio in Nerja: On Friday my husband had his first vaccination at the Ambulatorio in Nerja and it was very well organized, on time, was shown where to go, no wandering round looking for where to go, went in jab done out to sit for 15 minutes then given the appointment for the second jab 12th March. Many thanks to all the staff so great full for all the care they have given job well done Dorothy Allen. Nerja


Covid Restrictions Update: Thank you very much Naythan, for the good news so quickly for the weekend!
Dagmar + Edwin, Competa.


News & Articles

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Covid-19 infections have been reduced by half this week in Andalusia: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 21/02/2021 19:58
-The increase in the number of coronavirus infections has clearly slowed down during February in the autonomous community, coinciding with the intensification of vaccination campaigns for the most vulnerable groups. In the first week of the month, 33,534 new positive cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Andalusia, which dropped to 19,359 in the second week and to 10,898 in the last seven days, almost half.
-The Ministry of Health and Families has reported 1,220 new infections in the last 24 hours, 414 fewer than the previous day. The number of deaths in the autonomous community now stands at 8,088 since the start of the epidemic, after adding another 39 deaths in the last day.
-The cumulative picture of the pandemic shows that 468,412 people have tested positive in PDIA tests (diagnostic tests for active infection) since the start of the coronavirus, almost a year ago, and 307,356 have recovered.
-Health also reports that 2,333 patients confirmed with Covid-19 remain in Andalusian hospitals (244 less than the previous day), of whom 581 are in ICU (24 less). This means that hospital pressure continues to fall.
-In terms of vaccination, 214,464 people have already received the two doses in Andalusia. The total number of vials administered is 602,489. These are figures as of seven o’clock this Sunday morning.
-The Andalusian Regional Government plans to begin the vaccination against Covid-19 of teachers in infant, primary and secondary education next week, a process that could last for a month, together with the vaccination of members of the State Security Forces and Corps.
Provincial infection rates
-The rate of infection per 100,000 inhabitants, accumulated over 14 days, remains above the national average in Andalusia, with 341.2 cases compared to 294, according to the latest data published by the health authorities. The Ministry of Health considers a rate above the threshold of 250 to be “extreme risk”.
-Only three Andalusian provinces are below the Spanish average: Cordoba, with an accumulated 14-day incidence of 225.2; Jaen, with 267.8; and Huelva, with 275.3.
-The spread of infections is particularly high in Almeria (461.8) and Cadiz (446.5), followed by Malaga (351.9), Seville (326.5) and Granada (301.1).
-This data will be updated this Monday and, foreseeably, in view of the drop in the number of positives over the weekend, the accumulated incidence rate will have been reduced.
-The Andalusian president, Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla, has advanced in recent days that, “provided that the figures are in line” and the incidence of infections and hospitalisations continue to fall in the region, at the end of February he could consider the possibility of making “some small opening” related to mobility and business hours. Source, Spanish:


Wildlife photographer snaps shot of ‘never-before-seen’ yellow penguin: A “never-before-seen” yellow penguin was captured on camera by a Belgian wildlife photographer, making nature lovers squawk with joy. Yves Adams was snapping photos of a colony of 120,000 king penguins in South Georgia, an island in the southern Atlantic, in December 2019 when he spotted the rare bird, he told Kennedy News. Photo:Yves Adams/Kennedy News. Full article: https://nypost.com/2021/02/19/photographer-nabs-shot-of-never-before-seen-yellow-penguin/


See videos of Lent Services in Sevilla:
La Soledad de San Lorenzo, Vera Cruz, Las Cigarreras, La Redención, Santa Marta, San Gonzalo, La Candelaria and El Valle celebrate the quinaries and can be followed by daily videos online at the Vera Cruz Seville Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq1iSGRvuuq9loJvwf8crNA


Boris Johnson considers putting a ROUNDABOUT under the Isle of Man in Brexit tunnel plans: Downing Street said the review, led by Network Rail chair Sir Peter Hendy, would explore the “cost, practicality and demand” for a fixed link connecting Ireland and the UK in the wake of Brexit. Whitehall officials said various ideas had been discussed for the review including a suggestion of a three-way tunnel in the Irish Sea.
The suggestion would see three tunnels with starting points at Stranraer in in Scotland, Heysham in Lancashire, and one near Liverpool.
The plan, initially reported today, would see the three tunnels meet in a giant roundabout underneath the Isle of Man with a further tunnel to Ireland starting from there.
One official pointed to the Faroe Islands which recently opened an under-sea roundabout with tunnels following more than three years of construction. The underwater tunnels connect the islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy in a network some 6.8 miles (11km) long. They added to Express.co.uk: “If the Faroe Islands have idea’s like this, then why can’t we.”
It comes as Boris Johnson suggested a bridge over the Irish Sea could be possible and the Government confirmed “it was examining” whether it would include it in the upcoming infrastructure review. Photo:Twitter. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/boris-johnson-considers-putting-a-roundabout-under-the-isle-of-man-in-brexit-tunnel-plans/ar-BB1dSiqX


Football News- Barcelona 1-1 Cadiz, Koeman’s side miss chance to make ground on Atletico: Barcelona missed the chance to make a dent in Atletico Madrid’s lead at the top of the table as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Cadiz at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Alex Fernandez’s late penalty earned the visitors a point, cancelling out Lionel Messi’s first-half spot kick.
A win would have moved Ronald Koeman’s side within six points of Atletico but instead they are eight points behind the leaders and five behind Real Madrid, although Los Blancos have played a game more.
Barca play again on Wednesday at home to Elche and can move within two points of Madrid and five of Atletico, although Diego Simeone’s men will have a game in hand. Full article:


Tennis News- Djokovic beats Medvedev in straight sets at Australian Open: Djokovic’s 7-5 6-2 6-2 win on his favourite court secured his 18th Grand Slam title, bringing him within tantalising reach of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal’s all-time men’s record of 20. Photo:REUTERS/Kelly Defina. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tennis-ausopen/djokovic-on-cloud-nine-in-australia-after-medvedev-mauling-idUSKBN2AL08T


Snooker News- Seven-Time World Champion Stephen Henry to Make Comeback at Gibraltar Open: Scottish snooker player Stephen Henry is set to make his long-awaited comeback to the sport at the Gibraltar Open, which will run from March 1 to 7.
“I’ve entered Gibraltar Open,” Hendry tweeted in the early hours of February 17. The tournament is being held in the UK for the first time due to travel restrictions forced on most country’s around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. Full article:


COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Axarquia (except Archez) Moves Down To Level 3 Grade 1 Restrictions

This Covid restriction map site has been updated.  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version 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?


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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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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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