DigameXtra No. 1882 Thursday, Feb. 25th, 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 category, 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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What’s On

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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.


-28 Feb, Sunday, Day of Andalucía, Autonomous Community Holiday
-1 Mar, Monday, “Bridge holiday”, bank holiday for Day of Andalucía
Read about Andalucia day at https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/andalucia-day


Thursday Crochet/Knitting Group: Calling All Members and anybody who would like to join us.
We are HOPING to be able to start meeting again
next Thursday 4th March from 11am until 1-2pm ish
Meeting at Caffe Loppen on the Algarroba Costa front as usual.
Any changes will be advertised on Digamextra .
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that are meeting every week in Algarrobo Costa on Thursdays.
The group is well over 6/7 years old and would love new members to come along and join us….And if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead.
We will teach you either craft if you wish.
Hope to see you there.
Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk


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Fitness classes: Hey there!
I am doing fitness classes at the beach in combination with a delicious breakfast at Torrox Costa’s Feroche on Tuesdays (pilates) and Wednesdays (yoga) from 10-11 o’clock (7,50€/person, all included). We are doing all the exercises outdoors applying to the recommended guidelines. The classes are provided in English, Spanish, German, Italian and Polish, so you don’t need to be worried about your safety or language barrier. You are all very welcome to contact me for any further information: 0048513132146 Jago


Wanted: Carpet cleaning needed. Any carpet shampooing people out there please? Sayalonga campo. Elaine
Email: gejspain at hotmail dot com


Seeking IT Specialist – Almuñécar area: Seeking IT specialist for teaching and guidance on the mechanics of such matters as Gmail, Google servers, nameservers, Google Workspace, domain management, web commerce etc. – all in an effort to prevent my bank account from being drained for services I don’t need! Prefer face to face but you might be able to convince me to do this on-line!
Thanks, Nick
Email: keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Krupps Nespreso Coffee maker. Includes replacement coloured sides, instructions, 10 spare capsules, €20 ono
-Lightweight beach/garden chair €5
Chris, Caleta de Vélez
Mob: 626778547
Email: chris4geoff at gmail dot com


For Sale: 2x Reconditioned Apple Mini PCs, €120 & €90
-One perfect condition, looks new. Other almost as good, but not quite.
-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


Wanted: Recommendations Doctor’s / GPS’
Hola everyone. Do some of you out there have some positive experiences with private General Practitioners and clinics in our area?
No luck google-ing.
Must speak English, be skilled and sympathetic. Must be working in one of these following clinics-
Nerja: WITHAS salud medical centre; RINCON sanidad;
Clinicas MC
Velez Malaga: CENTRO Medico EL CARMEN.
Torre del Mar: VITHAS salud medical centre Rincon de la Victoria; CLINICA BONAL.
I would be most grateful to hear from you. Thank you!!
Please contact Kirsten, Torrox
Email: khm4mail@gmail.com


News & Articles

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{ Translations by Firefox browser extension “Translate Web Pages” or http://www.DeepL.com/Translator }

News Note: Many of the local online news outlets are leaving old articles on their front pages, with outdated info and restriction maps. For example, Sur’s front page article regarding “current restrictions” has a map that says Torrox is still in Level 4, when all official sources say it is Level 3. I have no idea why they are leaving old info on their front pages, so if you see info in any online news source I strongly suggest you check the date it was published, and also verify it on the Junta de Andalucia’s official website (https://www.mapacovid.es/). -Ed.


Andalusia comes out of the “extreme risk” due to coronavirus after falling from 250 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 02/24/2021 17:57
-Andalusia is now out of the extreme risk zone for coronavirus after dropping below 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The incidence rate of the pandemic, which serves to measure the speed and severity of transmission of the virus, has fallen in the community from more than 950 points that marked after Christmas to 235 that scores this Wednesday.
-This 75% drop has taken Andalusia out of the highest risk zone and into the high-risk zone. But the outlook is good, given that the seven-day incidence rate – which measures the last week – is only 78 points, which augurs a beginning of March with falling figures.
-Infections, moreover, continue to fall. Andalusia recorded 1,311 cases on Wednesday, the best figure for this day since last December. Although on Monday and Tuesday the number of positive cases did not exceed 650, these are days when fewer cases than average are usually recorded.
-Therefore, Wednesday is usually used to gauge the real level of infection in Andalusia. If the community remains around that figure for the rest of the week, below 1,500, it will be confirmation that the third wave continues its downward trend, given that seven days ago the average was around 2,000 cases and the previous week, around 3,000.
-In the case of deaths, the figures are still high – 93 deaths have been added today – but lower than at the peak. A couple of weeks ago, Andalusia was adding up the number of deaths from the coronavirus by the hundred, something that has not been repeated. The region, which has been close to 100 cases for two days now, has seen a slight drop in the number of deaths, a trend that is expected to continue given the drop in the number of cases in the region in recent days.
-Meanwhile, the pressure on hospitals continues to fall. Since yesterday, the number of Andalusians hospitalised for coronavirus has fallen by 144, bringing the total to 2,208, the lowest figure since mid-January. So far this month the number of hospitalised patients has halved in the community.
-There is also good news in the ICU. From 735 patients at the peak of the third wave on 7 February, the number has now fallen to 538, 26 percent less. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-sale-riesgo-extremo-coronavirus-tras-bajar-250-casos-cada-cien-habitantes-202102241230_noticia.html


Face-to-face appointments with the doctor in Andalusian health centres to be restored: The Junta’s Minister of Health said the service would be reintroduced from 2 March after a decrease in the Covid-19 cumulative incidence rate. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202102/24/face-face-appointments-with-20210224171355.html


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Why Spain’s self-employed are set to receive much better pensions: One of the benefits of the recently announced tax hike for self-employed workers in Spain is that they will finally receive the same monthly pension as contracted employees.
Fortunately, one of the main downsides of being autónomo in Spain is now set to be resolved as a result of the government’s recent changes to the contributions for this group of workers.
In return for paying €144.49 more a month to Spain’s social security system on their net income, they will receive €377.92 more per month in their future pensions.
But it does mean that if they contribute (cotizar) on their net earnings, many will go from paying €288.99 a month to €433.48.
The threshold to calculate this are earnings of €1,416.60 a month, which is 1.5 times the current minimum contribution base.
Spain’s social security ministry will adjust the new way of calculating contributions based on self-employed worker’s net earnings (ingresos reales), so some will pay less but most will contribute more. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210224/why-spains-self-employed-are-set-to-get-much-better-pensions


COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  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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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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