DigameXtra No. 1883 Friday, Feb. 26th, 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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Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos.  Your music is your business, you need to get as much exposure as possible, don’t rely on venues to promote you!  Most of those FB posts by venues only have a few likes, if any at all, so obviously are not reaching many people. DigameXtra sends out over 4175 email issues everyday to subscribers, and the website gets another 800 visits per day. That is way better exposure than you are getting in any FB posts!!! Entertainers get to post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for?


-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


Old Dutch Sports Bar: Andalucia Day Party (bridge day)
Monday March 1st. Live music with Juan Luis Pascual.
This will be from 14.00 – 17.00 (during these hours our kitchen is closed for lunch) When you want to do lunch, you just come earlier.
Make sure you make a reservation by App or telephone, because our places are limited due to COVID-19 regulations.
Av Andalucia, Caleta de Velez. Reserve on 661 419 974


Baobab Beach House: This Friday, Feb 26th, Chesko Gonzalez will be playing at the Baobab Beach House restaurant-cafeteria from 15:30 to 18. Antihistamine songs, for an afternoon of longing and dreams spilled on the sand, to the sound of a hollow, smiling and worn-out guitar. Carobo Costa. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QfQZKhhBpQDuvw8Y6
Urbanizacion Pueblo Bahia, 68, 29750 Algarrobo, Málaga
Tel. 667934317


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Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! CLOSED UNTIL 17 MARCH for remodeling. 
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



Casa Magel B&B: The borders are opening
Freedom is coming.
Casa Magel is open for business and is again offering their very popular special stays.
-2 nights B&B, with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine at a cost of 130€ for 2 staying in an en- suite bedroom.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine, plus tapas and drinks, in a local bar or in house, at a cost of 175€ for 2 staying in an en-suite room.
-Extra nights 50€ per night
-As an extra this year we are offering the chance for guests on the 3 night stay to either paint a ceramic tile or paint a t-shirt. We supply the paints and tiles with instruction or bring a t-shirt and we will show how to paint a personal memento (great for covering a stubborn stain!!). The extra cost will be 25€ for each person. Check out www.mehoward31.wixsite.com/art-el-valle
Our breaks are great for presents or to celebrate a special occasion.
Come to Casa Magel, enjoy comfortable well decorated rooms, wonderful mountain views, good food, and friendly hosts.
We have an outside fully equipped Andalucian kitchen exclusively for guests use, with meals & drinks to purchase or bring your own.
Casa Magel is the right place to come to relax and enjoy the freedom of our lovely countryside, lots of wonderful walks and close to the Camino Del Rey in El Chorro. Or spend a day sightseeing in the beautiful town of Antequera which has the most churches in Spain, 27 in all.
So much to appreciate after being cooped up for so long. We have lots of room for safe distancing, all hygiene measures are taken.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
Tel: 722879503


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
Subscribe to Moonette’s Newsletter or follow us on FB / Instagram to get updates and exclusive offers
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. Follow us on Instagram @moonetteskincare.
Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful solid wooden top table with lovely craved wooden sides with chair. Measurements W90 x D60 x H70cms Price 145€
-Beautiful upcycled pine chest of drawers with matching mirror done in 3 shades of grey, chocolate & white chalk paint waxed and new handles. Measurements W102 x D42 x H83cms Mirror W73 x H97cms 2 matching bedside units W50 x D32 x H56cms Price 260€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Large L shaped sofa. Pulls into bed. 280 inch x170. €100
-Mattress no marks 150 x 200 extra deep 22 inch. €70
Buyer collects. Margaret, El Morche. More pics available.
What’s app or ring 00353 866077105.
Or email magsfaulkner@hotmail.com


For Sale: 3 plant-boxes 1 meter, 1 smaller one for 20€
altogether. Edwin, Competa.
Email: boegero at gmx dot de


Wanted: Power washer needed for cleaning our door terraces.
Do you have one you no longer use.
Please contact Sue, Torrox Campo.
Email: maundfitch @ gmail.com (remove spaces)
Or 677322169. Thank you.


Recommendations & Requests


Pet Transport: I would like information about transporting an elderly cat back to the UK. Has anybody in Digamland had experience of this? Any recommendations for a pet carrier and prices would be appreciated please ?
Many thanks, Angela, Torrox Costa
Email: angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)


News & Articles

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News Note: Many of the local online news outlets are leaving old articles on their front pages, with outdated Covid info and restriction maps. If you see Covid 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.


Covid incidence rates continue to decline towards a “medium” risk level in Andalusia: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 25/02/2021, 18:59
-Andalusia has reported 1,256 new cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday, a slightly lower figure than on Wednesday and much lower than the 1,803 positives recorded a week ago.
-The number of deaths is also down to 58, a figure lower than the last two days.
-The cumulative incidence rate for 14 days has fallen to 215 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants and there are now three provinces with rates below 200 cases: Cordoba (149), Huelva (158) and Jaen (166). The 7-day rate drops to 73 cases, indicating that the level of risk is reduced to “medium”.
-In hospitals, the situation is improving for another day. The number of people admitted to hospital due to the coronavirus has fallen by 121, bringing the total number of hospitalised patients to 2,087, a far cry from the 4,980 admitted just a month ago, the peak of the third wave.
-In the ICU there has also been a sharp drop in the number of patients admitted. This Thursday there are 503, 35 less than yesterday and 31 percent less than at the peak of this wave, which occurred a fortnight ago, with 735 patients in intensive care. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-tasas-incidencia-covid-siguen-baja-hacia-nivel-riesgo-medio-andalucia-202102251214_noticia.html


Local police in Spain ask not to be jabbed with the AstraZeneca vaccine: An association representing more than 100,000 local and regional police across Spain has asked the national government to suspend the vaccination of officers against the coronavirus with the AstraZeneca formula.
-The Confederation of Local and Regional Security Forces claims that it is the vaccine that gives the least protection of all those on the market and, in addition, the association claims that it is causing numerous side effects among the people who receive it.
-The organisation cites the example in France, where they have had to suspend vaccination among the risk group of police and health workers due to side effects including very strong flu-like symptoms, headaches and high fevers.
-Additionally, the group points out that in Spain the AstraZeneca vaccine is not recommended for people over 55 years of age – which leaves a large part of the membership they represent out of the vaccination scheme.
-The Generalitat of Catalonia began to administer the vaccine a few weeks ago to the Mossos de Escuadra regional police force and it has reported similar side effects to those experienced by officers in France.
-The campaign has now been stalled while vaccines from other manufacturers are being sourced. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202102/25/local-police-spain-jabbed-20210225100536.html


How will foreigners in Spain with private health insurance get contacted for the Covid-19 vaccine?: “All those living in Spain will be able to receive the vaccination against the virus as the campaign unrolls. Vaccination is universal, it includes all people,” insisted a Health Ministry spokesman.
But Spain’s vaccine supplies are only in the hands of the public health system and not private health suppliers, which leads to the question, how will Spain’s Health Department know of my existence and contact me if I’m not on public health records?
Read full article at: https://www.thelocal.es/20210225/reader-question-how-will-foreigners-in-spain-with-private-health-insurance-get-contacted-for-the-covid-19-vaccine


UK’s Covid alert level is lowered as NHS no longer at threat of being overwhelmed: The threat level was lowered from the highest ‘level 5’ to ‘level 4’ after all four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) and the NHS England National Medical Director confirmed that the number of hospital patients was “consistently” declining.
The change is important because decreasing hospitalisations so that the NHS is not overwhelmed is one of Boris Johnson’s four tests which must be met before lockdown can be eased.
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/medical/uks-covid-alert-level-lowered-with-nhs-no-longer-at-threat-of-being-overwhelmed/ar-BB1e174s


High Court Orders UK ISPs to Block Stream-Ripping (Downloaders) & Cyberlocker Sites: The full decision is yet to be published but according to a statement by the BPI, the High Court ruled that the operators and users of several ripping-related websites use the services of the ISPs to download copyrighted music in breach of copyright. As a result, the ISPs are required to block access to them, as they have done following many similar actions against regular torrent and streaming sites. Full article:


Football News- La Liga: Sevilla vs Barcelona prediction, preview, team news and more. Game time 4:15pm Saturday 27 Feb. Full article: https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/sevilla-vs-barcelona-prediction-preview-team-news-la-liga-2020-21


Tennis News- Citing bad back, Rafael Nadal out of Rotterdam tournament: The second-ranked Nadal would have been seeded No. 1 in Rotterdam. Instead, third-ranked Daniil Medvedev, the runner-up to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, will take the top spot in the seedings.
If Medvedev reaches the final in Rotterdam, he would replace Nadal at No. 2 in the rankings, according to the ATP Tour. That would allow Medvedev then to become the first man other than Nadal, Djokovic, Roger Federer or Andy Murray to be in the ATP’s Top 2 since Lleyton Hewitt was second to Federer in July 2005. Photo:GETTY. Full article: https://sports.nbcsports.com/2021/02/25/citing-bad-back-rafael-nadal-out-of-rotterdam-tournament/


China used anal Covid swabs on US diplomats ‘in error’ sparking State Department fury: Beijing promised Washington the anal swab was given in error as diplomatic personnel were exempt from the test, which is mandatory for arrivals in some parts of China. Full article: https://www.the-sun.com/news/us-news/2403361/china-anal-covid-swabs-us-diplomats-error/

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:




Found: Small dog in Sayalonga campo, if you have lost her
or know someone who has lost her.
Please contact me Terry in Sayalonga by phone. 696295145.


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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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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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