DigameXtra No. 1884 Saturday, Feb. 27th, 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/




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


Trapiche market is open again:
It is a farmers’ and artisan market hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue. It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too!
The market is open from 9:30am-1:30pm every Tuesday
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls and other items; natural worm fertiliser for the garden; hand-painted Andalucian tiles and ceramics; handmade cards and embroidered items that can be made to order; original artwork and photography; fresh fruit & veg; delicious cakes, pies, pastries & artisan chocolates; garden & house ornaments; large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption. View houses in your area, discuss property management or selling your house with BluCee Real Estate.
Facebook page link for Trapiche Market
We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’d like more information about having a stall at the Trapiche market please contact Anita on +34 627 877 164 or email: anitajjordan @ hotmail.com


Services Wanted/Offered

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Tony Roam Transport & Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
17 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Guaranteed Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
email ; tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.



MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick at CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
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English Nurse Care Team:
Personal Home Care and Nurse Support
Trained, Police Checked and Fully insured Home Care Support Team.
From “ a bit of shopping …to 24 hour care “
From supported trips to END OF LIFE.
We add quality to life with one to one support.
Care at home in Andalucia.
– Nurse Supported –
– A realistic option to Residential Care –
Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548, Competa based.
Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425


Services Offered- The Darlings: Female team for painting, decorating, wall rendering, repairs, kitchen cupboards, also garden work, cleaning. All your needs by mother and daughter team.
E-Mail: thedarlings@gmx.es
References, recommendations available
Kind regards, Amanda and Kitty, Torrox-Cómpeta road


Churches & Worship


EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)


Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Unfortunately we have taken the decision to close the church until further notice, we have taken this action to keep everyone safe.
God Bless you all
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Spanish traditional style sideboard in fantastic condition €75. On Torrox-Cómpeta road. Buyer to collect.
Amanda WhatsApp 711010844 or
Email: acmdarling@icloud.com


FREE: Child’s car-seat very good condition. Free for someone to collect! Text or Whatsapp 622 468 999.
John B Torrox Costa


Recommendations & Requests


Optician recommendations: Thank you to the twelve people who contacted me to recommend an optician east of Malaga . Heiko by Heiko of Avda Andalucia 119 ,Torre Del Mar, was the clear winner with 6 votes, others only had one or two recommendations. I have made an appointment and will try them out myself very soon. Thank you very, very much
Judy of Torrox 620742393
judyannspain @ yahoo . com


News & Articles

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Notice From Torrox Town Hall: Andalucia towns remaining in municipal restriction, and those with closed non-essential activities.


Update 4 of the Spanish COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy published Friday by El Ministerio de Sanidad: {Translated from mscbs.gob.es}
26 February 2021 – The Ministry of Health has just published Update 4 of the “Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19 in Spain” following the agreement reached by the Public Health Commission, in which all the autonomous communities are also represented.
-This Update includes, as a novelty compared to Update 3 , the following groups to be vaccinated with mRNA: people aged 70 to 79 years (group 5B), 60 to 69 (group 5C), those aged under 60 with high risk conditions of severe COVID-19 (group 7) and those aged between 56 and 59 (group 8). The definition of these groups has been made in anticipation of a greater availability of vaccine doses in the second quarter of the year.
-In addition, the document specifies that with AstraZeneca’s vaccines, once the vaccination of key societal groups prioritised in Update 3 has been completed, it will be administered to people aged 45-55 years (group 9).
*Persons with previous infection*
-The Update also includes recommendations for vaccination of persons with previous coronavirus infection, both asymptomatic and symptomatic. Following a review of existing clinical studies, it is recommended that persons over 55 years of age with diagnosed infection who have received the first dose should be inoculated with the second dose when they are fully recovered and the isolation period has ended.
-In persons under 55 years of age who have been symptomatically or asymptomatically infected, only one dose of vaccine should be administered six months after infection.
-It should be noted that serological testing is not required before or after these vaccinations.
*Age, the main risk factor*
-The document recalls that the main risk factor for hospitalisation and death from COVID-19 is age over 60 years and that it increases with increasing age. Therefore, it stresses that based on the principles of necessity and equity, vaccination of older people who are not institutionalised should be started as soon as possible.
-Update 4 also stresses that it is essential to consider the principle of solidarity so that vaccines with proven efficacy in older age groups reach these people, bearing in mind that all vaccines available in Spain are safe and effective.
Source, Spanish: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/gabinete/notasPrensa.do?id=5244


February closes as the month with the most covid-19 deaths reported since April, 10,823: {Translated from elpais.com}
-The Ministry of Health reported 10,823 deaths from covid-19 in February, the highest number of reported coronavirus deaths since April. On the last day, it added 329 deaths to the official statistics. It also reported 8,341 new infections.
-On the other hand, the ministry has updated the vaccination strategy, with new priorities for immunising people from 45 years of age. It establishes that people who have passed the infection and are under 55 will receive a single dose of the vaccine six months after diagnosis. In addition, the new strategy states that once everyone over the age of 60 has been vaccinated, they will start with those under this age with illnesses that make them more vulnerable to the virus.
-The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine on 11 March, according to Bloomberg, so it could join vials from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca in the battle for immunisation in the European Union. The president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, has defended the “health passport” that the European Union wants to implement on Friday. “The aim is to restore normality and tourism without increasing health risks,” Sánchez stressed. Source, Spanish: https://elpais.com/sociedad/2021-02-26/ultimas-noticias-del-coronavirus-en-directo-casos-restricciones-y-vacunas-en-espana-y-en-el-mundo.html


Nerja Declared ‘Area of Large Tourist Influence’: The move will see the council be able to offer local businesses more flexibility over the hours after declaring Nerja an “Area of Large Tourist Influence.” Councillor Lopez said: “This declaration allows retail commercial establishments to have the freedom to designate the days and hours of opening in the periods… from June 1 to September 30.” Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/02/26/nerja-declared-area-of-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8blarge-tourist-influence/


Football News- Granada-Molde and Villarreal-Dinamo Kiev, Europa League round of 16: The qualifying rounds will be played Thursdays, March 11 and 18 at different times (18.55 and 21 hours) .
Table of matches
Ajax (NED) – Young Boys (SUI).
Dinamo Kiev (UCR) – VILLARREAL (ESP).
Rome (ITA) – Shakhtar Donetsk (UCR).
Olympiacos (GRE) – Arsenal (ING).
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) – Tottenham (ING).
Manchester United (ING) – AC Milan (ITA).
Slavia Prague (RCH) – Rangers (ESC).
Granada (ESP) – Molde (NOR). Source: https://spainsnews.com/granada-molde-and-villarreal-dinamo-kiev-europa-league-round-of-16/


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