DigameXtra No. 1915 Wednesday, March 31st, 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.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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Easter Holiday Info for Andalucia:
-April 1, La festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
-April 2, El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
-April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday, not an official Andalucia holiday. (While researching this I came across an interesting take on it. In small towns and villages, the brotherhoods who provide the procession floats for the Easter week parades (officially none this year due to Covid, but some small mountain villages may have a small procession anyway), they may take Easter Monday off as a holiday to disassemble and pack up the floats, and get some rest after a busy week. In the small villages where a large percentage of the working age population belong to these brotherhoods, this results in these brotherhood members keeping their businesses shut Easter Monday. Or they may open Monday evening only. Or Grandma and the children may be minding the shop for the day. Ain’t small village life grand! This explanation was provided to me by a Spanish friend from the Alpujarra who’s family belongs to one of these brotherhoods. -Ed.)
Sources:
https://www.andalucia.com/calendar/bankholidays.htm
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/

 

Upcoming shows- The Money Makers:
-Chiringuito Cacola, Thursday April 1 at 15:00, El Morche
-La Fábrica de Cerveza, Sat., April 3 at 15:30, Soho- Malaga.
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Music by Steve Altman: Thursday April 1st 4-8:30pm
Mogador Beach Club El Barco
Cart.el Peñoncillo 29793 Torrox Costa +34 951 55 10 79
Kicking off the Easter weekend playing Disco, Soul, Funk, and House classics hope to see some of you there. FB Page

 

La Scala, Marbella: Still the best deal in town! Saturday Brunch at beautiful La Scala, Marbella – Choose your cocktail on arrival – From Mojito, Porn Star Martini, Cosmopolitan and Bloody Mary. Then enjoy an amazing three course lunch with a free bottle of prosecco and the Swingin’ sounds of Sinatra, The Rat Pack and more – ALL FOR €29.00 Per Person! From 1pm. FB Page

 

Weekly Crochet-Knitting Group: Its Easter – Enjoy yourselves.
Please NOTE there will be a break from the group this week.
We meet again on Thursday 8th April as usual.
Need more information?
Email Polly: madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk

 

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Nik of all Trades: Services available for home, garden and office
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost.
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
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References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
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Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again, and what a better way to let them know you have re-opened and are ready- A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia-  so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/

 

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com

 

People Group Spain- Interpreters Available
Don’t let the language barrier be a problem!
At People Group Spain we offer interpreters who are fluent in English and Spanish to help you with your day to day needs. Whether you need us to accompany you to a meeting, help you with paperwork, or even just make a phone call on your behalf, we will always be here to help.
You can find us at Calle Diputación 9, Nerja or
contact us by phone on 615763349 or
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Services Offered: All Cleaning from regular to one off. €10 an hour. Houses checked/post collected. Terraces watered weeded and maintained. One visit a week from €10 a month. Current multiple key holder. Refs can be supplied. All areas of Torrox covered. For further details email Sara: saraprior@ymail.com

 

Wanted: General Handyman. Required a general handyman Periana area flexible hours one day per week. Phone Wendy, 691895884

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Writing desk striped back to natural and stained in grey stain with grey chalk paint with new bronze handles
Measurements 103 x 55 x 76cms Price 95€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale: Garmin Golf GPS watch. Not been used for some time and not used much at all. This Garmin Golf watch is in excellent condition and comes with all accessories as well as it’s box. Has all local courses and can get updates for courses not on it. Tom, Vinuela. €70
Contact 634 32 6795.

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-‘Granfort’ 2 seater Leather Sofa. White, very comfortable, good condition. 75 euros. 165cm w – 93cm d – 90cm h
Buyer collects.
-Coffee Table, white top, light wood legs, as new 55 euros
120cm w – 60cm d – 45cm h. Buyer collects.
Martin, Torre del Mar. Tel. 635 852 756
Email: Mac2286@gmail.com

 

For Sale: Sumobel Sofa Bed. 214 cm wide x 95 & 205 cm. extended. Hardly used, cost over 1000 Euros Sprung Mattress, very good condition, buyer must collect, Capistrano, Nerja. 30 Euros (For Charity) Contact Geoff. Email: geoff.hall20000@yahoo.co.uk

 

For Sale: Kitchen. Complete kitchen for sale incl. Granite counter tops & baseboards. Fagor oven. Extractor fan, wine racks and downlighting. Double sink with drain board. 347 X 306 X 225 (Hob not incl.) Buyer collects. Complete 200€
Send text msg.with queries to 606418600
Linda, Torrox

 

For Sale: Fire bricks. Approx. 70 clean fire bricks and 20 halves, not clean for €20.00. Collect from Algarrobo Costa. Phone Kate on 691949080 or email katehowe15@hotmail.com

 

News & Articles

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Spain’s vaccine have-nots…the 70-year-olds squeezed between younger and older target groups: People born between 1942 and 1956 may have to wait until mid-April or even later before receiving their first Covid-19 shots.
There is a chance that this age limit will be expanded at a Tuesday meeting of the Public Health Committee that’s advising the government on coronavirus matters. If not, 6.5 million people between the ages of 65 and 79 will have to keep waiting.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-30/spains-vaccine-have-nots-the-70-year-olds-squeezed-between-younger-and-older-target-groups.html

 

New law introduces stricter face mask rules in Spain: Social distancing will no longer be a determining factor for wearing a face mask in Spain. On Tuesday, the government published a law in the Official State Gazette (BOE) making masks mandatory in all public spaces regardless of the distance between people.
“People from the age of six and older have the obligation to wear masks […] on public streets, in outdoor spaces and in any closed space that has a public use or is open to the public,” reads the BOE announcement published on Tuesday.
Until now, the coverings were only mandatory in public and outdoor spaces when it was not possible to keep a distance of 1.5 meters or more between people. These rules were part of a decree issued by the government in June 2020, when the state of alarm ended and a three-month lockdown was lifted.
On Tuesday afternoon the government updated its information website to reflect the fact that masks are now to be used “always” in the settings mentioned in the BOE, instead of just when there is no safety distance. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-30/new-law-introduces-stricter-face-mask-rules-in-spain.html

 

Mandatory mask for sunbathing on the beach: The Official State Gazette publishes this Tuesday a new law on urgent measures for the prevention and containment of Covid-19 that imposes the use of masks in any public space, regardless of the interpersonal distance that may exist. Thus it will be mandatory to carry it, among other places, in the beaches, in the swimming pools or in the field.
Starting tomorrow, the mask in outdoor spaces will be mandatory by law throughout Spain: there will be no exceptions for autonomous communities.
Among the measures contemplated in the text, which will enter into force tomorrow and will remain until the end of the pandemic, the obligation for people is maintained, from the age of six, to wear a mask on public roads, in outdoor spaces and in any closed space for public use or that is open to the public, even if the safety distance of 1.5 meters is maintained.
The use of a mask was not mandatory in almost any community, for example, when sunbathing on beaches or swimming pools, or when walking in the mountains or by the sea, as long as the safety distance was guaranteed.
In some regions, such as Andalusia, this measure was already imposed last summer with fines of up to 100 euros in the case of non-compliance. It could only be removed during bathing or consuming any product. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/mandatory-mask-for-sunbathing-on-the-beach/

 

Andalucía plans to start vaccinating the over-65s and high-risk patients from 15 April: The Junta’s plan includes cancer patients, people with Down’s syndrome and those receiving dialysis treatments, but the smooth delivery of the plan will be subject to the arrival of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/30/andalucia-plans-start-vaccinating-20210330184229.html

 

AstraZeneca vaccine changes name in Europe: AstraZeneca’s covid-19 vaccine has changed its name in Europe and is now called Vaxzevria. The change was approved by the European Medicines Agency, at the request of the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company. Full article: https://tech2.org/portugal/covid-19-astrazeneca-vaccine-changes-name-in-europe/

 

US study reveals Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines reduce infection risk: A real-world study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer with BioNTech and Moderna reduced the risk of infection by 80% two weeks or more after administering the first of two shots.
In the study with 3,950 participants in six states over a 13-week period from 14 December 2020 to 13 March 2021, the risk of infection decreased 90% by two weeks after the second shot. Full article: https://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/news/us-study-pfizer-moderna/

 

AstraZeneca woes continue as Berlin, Canada suspend jab:
Berlin and Munich have temporarily halted AstraZeneca vaccine for people under the age of 60, while Canada has suspended its use for those under 55, amid concerns it might be linked to blood clots.
The news comes after many European nations, including France, Italy and Spain, suspended use of the jab for the same reason. Since then, the European Medicines Agency has declared the vaccine is safe. In fact, along with the company, many regulators have said the vaccine is acceptable, but the jab continues to come under scrutiny. Full article: https://news.yahoo.com/canada-bans-astra-zeneca-vaccine-for-over-55-095605966.html

 

Ireland to require additional COVID test from passengers on arrival: Ireland is to require arriving passengers to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in addition to one taken in the days before traveling, Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday. “Even though we have the strictest border biosecurity already in the European Union, we’ll be making that stricter again in the coming weeks, starting with an additional PCR test on arrival as well as before people arrive,” he said. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-ireland-travel/ireland-to-require-additional-covid-test-from-passengers-on-arrival-idUSKBN2BM2SC?il=0

 

German experts recommend AstraZeneca COVID shots only for over 60s: Germany’s vaccine committee, known as STIKO, on Tuesday recommended using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine only for people aged 60 and over following further reports of a rare brain blood disorder.
The meeting follows further reports by Germany’s vaccine regulator, the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI), of cases of blood clots known as cerebral sinus vein thrombosis (CSVT).
PEI said it had registered 31 cases of CSVT, which resulted in nine deaths, out of some 2.7 million people who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine. With the exception of two cases, all reports involved women aged between 20 and 63.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-astrazeneca-berlin/german-experts-recommend-astrazeneca-covid-shots-only-for-over-60s-idUSKBN2BM13E

 

Saharan dust cloud shrouds the Costa del Sol: Spain’s national weather agency, Aemet, is forecasting it will be worse on Wednesday and there is the possibility of ‘muddy’ rain. The meteorologist predicts that this phenomenon will not last long and it will tend to subside on Thursday, when it will stay below 50 microgrammes per cubic metre, thanks to the change in the wind, from the current east to west.
If there is rain, which is expected is some areas, it will carry the sand particles and fall in the form of diluted mud. This will be most likely in Estepona and Marbella. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/30/saharan-dust-cloud-shrouds-20210330111438.html

 

World Cup Football News- Japan thrashes Mongolia 14-0 in historic World Cup qualifier win: It is Japan’s second-biggest win, only behind a 15-0 win over the Philippines in 1967.
It wasn’t the first one-sided result of the week as on Monday, Canada beat the Cayman Islands 11-0 in another World Cup qualifier. Full article: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/30/football/japan-mongolia-2022-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-spt-intl/index.html

 

VW Is Now Officially Voltswagen: Volkswagen announced today that it is, yes, actually changing the name of its U.S. operations to Voltswagen. The cause of the new name is not a mystery, especially given VW’s recent intensive push to build and sell more electric vehicles. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastianblanco/2021/03/30/after-years-of-teasing-vw-is-now-officially-voltswagen-of-america/

 

WordPress.com User Alert- Classic Editor Removed Again and the Fix to Restore It: WP is again attempting to force users to quit using the Classic Editor, and move on to the newer Block Editor. Many users do not like the Block Editor; I find it inconvenient, lacking features the Classic Editor provides, and just hideous to look at. Here is how to get the Classic Editor back: https://maddmedic.wordpress.com/2021/03/29/wordpress-classic-editor/
Insiders are suggesting WP is forcing the new Block Editor because it is Artificial Intellegence (AI) friendly, to accommodate the new “article writing” AI that has been recently developed, which can research and write articles all on its own when given just a topic. You buy the program, and it creates “original content” articles you can claim as your own writing. But supposedly it does not work with the Classic Editor. “…and now you know the rest of the story!” -Ed.

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:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

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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

Taxi
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/
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UK,Newspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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DigameXtra No. 1914 Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Welcome to DigameXtra !

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 How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.photocollage.com/

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.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

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Easter Holiday Info for Andalucia:
-April 1, La Festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
-April 2, El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
– April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday
https://www.andalucia.com/calendar/bankholidays.htm
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/

 

La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Torrox Pueblo:
Our restaurant will be open this Easter week 1pm until 6pm and reservation only Thursday Friday and Saturday Night.
Easter Sunday (sorry fully booked).
Set menu this week-
To start Chicken liver and Pork Pate or pil pil
Main course Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Taglitelli or Chicken Biryani
Deserts Icky Sticky toffee Pudding or Ice cream with Forest fruits
17.50 per person
A la Carte Menu also available.
To book 662039741 or 952535471
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga.
Tel: +34 952 535 471 or +34 659 002 036

 

Free admission to Selwo Adventure Park in Estepona: 75,562 free admission tickets available now that the Selwo Adventure Park has reopened.
Free tickets are available at these locations- Estepona Town Hall, the Puertosol building and at the Cancelada Mayor’s Office. Park has various accommodation options for overnight stays. See on website. Great for families who don’t want to do a long drive home after their day out.
Website in English: https://www.selwo.es/en

 

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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For Sale: New Bicycle. 26 inch aluminium double suspension with twenty one gears. Purchased from Carrefour (still with sales label) but not used / ridden. €50 with proceeds going to animal rescue. John 711 044 085 (Benajarafe)

 

For Sale: Two wooden doors without frame.
-one outdoor without glass and lock (190x82x4) 10 euros
-one indoor with glass and grip (195x82x3,5)15 euros
Lisbet, Torrox Campo.
Please contact lisbetlindberg28@gmail.com

 

For Sale: Camping Gaz BBQ, expert plus, has had very little use. Original cost 140€. Will sell for 90€ ono. Empty gas bottle included. Buyer collects. Linda, Torrox Park.
Tel 711 002 205, and on WhatsApp. Photo:Amazon.

 

FREE: Fridge freezer for free, just needs collection from Almayate. Works well. Dimensions H 169 D 61 W 59. Contact Zoe if interested.
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Wanted: Fridge. I am looking for a fridge, normal size, good condition, reasonable price.
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Covid Vaccine Certificates: When my husband had his second Covid jab in Torrox Pueblo they were telling people that after one week they could get a certificate from the nurse at their local health centre. They didn’t mention anything about appointments.
I went along to El Morche Consultario this morning to get his, there was nobody on reception, in fact the place was almost deserted, so I sought out a nurse who seemed to know nothing about this, in fact she barely knew what I was talking about. Has anybody else had better luck?
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Andalusia exceeds the half-million infected with coronavirus after adding 555 this Monday: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 29/03/2021 13:40
-On Monday, Andalusia passed the half million mark for the number of people infected with the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. Exactly 500,447 Andalusians have contracted the virus, according to data from the Regional Ministry of Health and Families.
-The region has reached this milestone after 555 new coronavirus positives on Monday, the highest figure for a Monday since the end of February. In the weekly comparison there is also a worsening since 380 cases were reported last Monday, 175 less than today.
-The upward trend in the number of cases, which started last week, is continuing this week. This is already clearly reflected in the cumulative incidence of the pandemic, a “thermometer” that measures the speed and virulence of the health crisis.
-On Friday this marker stood at 124 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, this Monday it has already reached 137 points. This is a discreet increase, but one that points to the growth of the fourth wave.
-Another 13 dead. Of the more than half a million people infected, 9,274 have lost their lives to Covid-19, giving a mortality rate of 1.8 per cent in infected persons. The number of deaths, 13 on Monday, has now been below 50 a day for two weeks, which also confirms the decrease in the number of deaths in the community. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-supera-medio-millon-contagiados-coronavirus-tras-sumar-555-este-lunes-202103291220_noticia.html

 

Spanish Covid Update- Health reports 15,501 new cases and 189 deaths since Friday: {First 3 paragraphs of article only, translated from laprovincia.es} Updated 29MAR21, 18:34
-Spain is close to high risk of coronavirus transmission (more than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days) as the cumulative incidence has increased to 149.2 cases. Asturias, Catalonia and the Basque Country are already in this situation, while Madrid (255), Navarre (265.9), Ceuta (268.9) and Melilla (502.9) are at extreme risk (above 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).
-The Ministry of Health has notified this Monday an increase in the cumulative incidence of eleven points, and 189 more deaths by covid, of which 222 have taken place in the last seven days. In addition, occupancy in the ICUs, with 1,861 covid patients, remains at 18.7% (31 more), while hospital pressure remains at 6% and there are 8,076 admitted patients.
-Since the start of the pandemic, 3,270,825 infections have been diagnosed (15,501 reported since Friday) and 75,199 deaths have been recorded. Source, Spanish: https://www.laprovincia.es/espana/2021/03/29/sanidad-notifica-15-501-nuevos-45976905.html

 

Around 3,000 Alicante Teachers Refuse the AstraZeneca Vaccine: The Ministry of Health has confirmed that after two days of mass vaccination of teaching staff in the Valencian Community, more than half of all teachers in the Alicante Province have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca jab, some 54 per cent. So far, around 8 per cent or 3,000 teaching staff have refused to be inoculated, compared with the 27,824 people who have already turned out to vaccination centres. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/29/around-3000-alicante-teachers-refuse-the-astrazeneca-vaccine/

 

Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship refloated:
Egypt’s Suez Canal will reopen for shipping traffic in both directions on Monday evening after a giant container ship which had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week was refloated, with more than 400 ships waiting to pass through. The Suez Canal Authority’s chairman Osama Rabie said the channel was navigable after the 400-metre (430-yard) long vessel Ever Given was freed undamaged earlier on Monday. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-suezcanal-ship-refloat/traffic-in-suez-canal-resumes-after-stranded-ship-refloated-idUSKBN2BL1VK?il=0

 

Price of electricity and butane gas bottles rises again throughout Spain: The price of electricity is rising again this month in Spain and will be 12 per cent higher by the end of March than it was in February.
The electricity bill of an average user is up to around €55.20 per month in March, which is 12.6 per cent more than in February and 16 per cent more than in March last year, according to the National Markets and Competition Committee.
Meanwhile, the price of butane gas bottles (bombonas) in Spain is also continuing to rise, and is now at €13.96, the highest since January 2019, and it is expected to continue to rise.
Since November last year, the price has gone up by nearly €2. The 4.96 per cent rise in the cost of a butane gas bottle, which almost the maximum permitted, could occur again in May to compensate for the higher price of gas and transporting it. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/29/price-of-electricity-and-butane-gas-bottles-rises-again-throughout-spain/

 

Google Just Can’t Quit Stealing Your Data- Faces Another Class Action Suit for Allegedly “Selling Users’ Data”: Inside the high tech world of instant ad space sales.
Google does not simply compile and sell your data, oh no, it’s far more lucrative to auction off the ad space in your browsing sessions, in real time, to the highest bidder. And that is exactly what they do! Every time you open a new website in your browser Google is instantly notified, they then have a list of waiting bidders who read your basic info, determine the value to them in placing an ad targeting you, and make a bid to place their ads in the site you just opened. The highest bid gets to insert their ads. This all happens in a second, and is a prime reason some sites are slow to load, as popular sites have greater demand for their ad space, so the auction takes longer.  If your Google profile suggests you are wealthy, your ad space is worth more, so there will be more bidding, and again, your pages will be slower to load. This creates a situation where rich people, on expensive high performance computers, visiting popular sites, get the slowest page loading times.  But the poor fellow on an old laptop, no one wants to buy ad space in his visited webpages, so his pages load fast. Techno irony at its best. -Ed.
The suit opens with a screenshot of a Google site, which reads “We do not sell your personal information to anyone.”
“Google breaks these promises billions of times every day,” the suit then alleges.
Last week, a law firm filed a class action suit against Google for allegedly breaking its promise of not selling users’ data. The lawsuit centers around Google’s use of so-called real-time bidding, where companies place bids to win advertising space in people’s web browsing sessions. As part of that, companies obtain sensitive information about the users, even if they don’t win, or even intend to win, the ad placement, the suit claims.
References:(Last 2 paragraphs of this article from vice.com) https://www.vice.com/en/article/93we9z/google-class-action-lawsuit-real-time-bidding-selling-data AND
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20533160-google_rtb_lawsuit

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:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
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Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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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/
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DigameXtra No. 1913 Monday, March 29th, 2021

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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.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

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Easter Holiday Info for Andalucia:
-April 1, La Festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
-April 2, El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
– April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday
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Phoenix Club
Our social club is open for coffee, cake and a chat but due to restrictions, all our trips are on hold until further notice.
We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
We are selling off all our books and DVDs at 4 for €1 and we have had new stocks in, from Wilbur smith to Stephen Leather, plenty of choice for gentlemen readers. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday
Our greetings cards are for sale on the first Tuesday of every month, all handmade so if you are looking for a beautiful handmade card, pop along and have a look.
Please remember to sanitise your hands on coming in and sign in. Signing in is just a precaution in case I need to contact you.
We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe.
We are now open from 11.30 – 1pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information

 

Starved For Culture? This upcoming show has been getting excellent reviews. Malaga is just a short drive to see a group making waves on the international music scene. Personally, I am happy to see any group of live musicians getting this much attention these days.
Concert- Salut Salon in The Magic of Dreams:
Quartet from Hamburg, Concerts of classical, stunts, humor.
Teatro del Soho CaixaBank, May 15, 2021, 8PM.
Location- Calle Cordoba 13 29001 Málaga
+34 952 42 91 73
Acclaimed in the world, concerts exhausted in all of Europe, Israel, Asia and the US, and more than 28 million views on the Youtube channel are just a few of the successes that have garnered these four virtuous, which have transformed the concept of chamber music. Through its two violins, a piano and a cello, arrangements of classical music, soundtracks, tango and other popular genres in addition to their own songs are performed with great technical brilliance and a passionate mood.
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The Blue Stompers live at Bar Allioli: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2 PM. An amazing gem of a Bar hidden in the Serrania de Ronda. We are happy to announce our first concert for this year live at Bar Allioli in Jimera de Libar, Ronda, be sure not to miss out on this great opportunity for some incredible Blues and Boogie Music direct to you.
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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.
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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
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Lovely Penthouse apartment in El Morche, available from October 2021 until April 2022.
-Two bedrooms
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Borrow or buy: DC desk power supply 0 to 30 volts. Need to balance my new batteries. Happy to buy or borrow.
Also Looking for a 24v charger.
Kind regards john 643943845
Email: johnprice752 at hotmail.com

 

Wanted: Turf. Looking for Turf to purchase.
Is there anywhere in the Canillas de Albaida/ Nerja area that stocks and sells turf.
Please contact Kevin, Canillas de Albaida
Email: kevin.greensmith@ gmail.com
Or WhatsApp 634328089.

 

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Recommended: Reliable Handy Man. I can recommend him for house clearances and all household jobs/chores- plumbing, electrics, painting, repairs, collection or delivery, cleaning, etc. For Spanish call 646 888 422 or English 601 640 441 Nerja based
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Semana Santa Torrox 2021: Photo from Ayuntamiento de Torrox https://www.facebook.com/AytoTorrox/ 

 

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Andalusia falls below 1,000 hospitalised for coronavirus but infections continue to rise: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 28/03/2021 19:56
-The region has had 981 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest figure for a Sunday in more than a month.
-Andalusia has fallen below 1,000 hospitalised coronavirus patients for the first time since 1 January, three months ago. Thus, this Sunday there are 960 patients in the community admitted for Covid-19, the lowest figure since before the third wave of the pandemic rose strongly in the community.
-In the ICU, however, there is a slight upturn of eight more patients, which leaves the number of patients admitted to intensive care at 242.
-However, this improvement in healthcare pressure in Andalusia comes at a time when infections continue to rise. This Sunday there are 981 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Although this is a lower figure than yesterday, it is the worst Sunday since mid-February, more than a month ago.
-Moreover, this figure consolidates the trend of a slight rise of a possible fourth wave that would be starting to take off in these early stages of Easter.
-On the other hand, there were three deaths on Sunday. The community seems to have reached its lowest number of deaths due to coronavirus and since the beginning of the week that ends today they have been reduced by half compared to previous days. Thus, the community has had its lowest number of deaths in months. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-baja-hospitalizados-coronavirus-pero-contagios-siguen-alza-202103281240_noticia.html

 

Apple Issues Urgent Patch Update for Another Zero-Day Flaw Under Attack: Merely weeks after releasing security patches for iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS, Apple has issued yet another security update for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch to fix a critical zero-day weakness that it says is being actively exploited in the wild. Users of Apple devices are advised to install the updates as soon as possible to mitigate the risk associated with the flaw. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/03/apple-issues-urgent-patch-update-for.html

 

Android Malware Alert- Beware of Fake Android Update with Powerful Spyware: Only do Android updates manually, thru your system Settings. Never accept an offer of Android updates from a website, link, or on-screen pop-up notification.
Researchers have discovered a new information-stealing trojan, which targets Android devices with an onslaught of data-stealing capabilities- pilfer contacts, browser bookmarks, and search history, steal messages by abusing accessibility services, record audio, and phone calls, and take photos using the phone’s cameras. It can also track the victim’s location, search for files with specific extensions, and grab data from the device’s clipboard.
While malware on Android has previously taken the guise of copycat apps, which go under names similar to legitimate pieces of software, this sophisticated new malicious app masquerades itself as a System Update application to take control of compromised devices. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/03/watch-out-that-android-system-update.html

 

Update- Thousands of ERTE Applications Lost Following Cyberattack: The March 9 cyberattack on the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) not only compromised sensitive data and threatened to delay the payment of unemployment benefits across Spain, but also caused the loss of thousands of new applications, according to Spanish daily Voxpopuli.
Sources from the Workers’ Commissions Union commented that it is a matter of “uncertainty and insecurity” for the applicants, who will not know if they have been affected by the cyberattack “until some time passes” and they are either paid or not. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/28/thousands-of-erte-applications-lost-following-cyberattack/

 

Crews manage to move cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal 30 yards: Crews managed to move the cargo ship, Ever Given, 30 yards. The ship has been blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for 6 days. Source: https://www.msnbc.com/weekends-with-alex-witt/watch/crews-manage-to-move-cargo-ship-stuck-in-suez-canal-30-yards-109229125762

 

F1 News: Lewis Hamilton wins in Bahrain after Max Verstappen forced to give up lead. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/56557653?

 

Football News: Last-gasp Olmo strike gives Spain World Cup qualifying win vs. Georgia. Dani Olmo’s injury-time strike gave Spain a 2-1 win in Georgia on Sunday as the 2010 world champions got their campaign to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar up and running. Photo:KIRILL/Getty. Full article: https://www.thescore.com/worldcup/news/2142885/last-gasp-olmo-strike-gives-spain-world-cup-qualifying-win-vs-georgia

 

UK Drivers over 70 could face curfews or bans on long-distance trips in licence shake-up: Current rules could be altered to create ‘graduated driving licences’ which restrict some pensioners to day driving or small distances. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/drivers-over-70-could-face-23810765

 

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:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
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https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

Taxi
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/
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
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DigameXtra No. 1912 Sunday, March 28th, 2021

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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

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Easter Holiday Info for Andalucia:
-March 28, Palm Sunday
-April 1, La Festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
-April 2, El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
– April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday
https://www.andalucia.com/calendar/bankholidays.htm
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/

 

Daylight Savings Time 2021 Spain:
The Time Change from Winter Time to Daylight Savings Time will take place in Spain on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 2 in the morning. The clock jumps forward from 2 to 3 am.
Source: https://www.timechange.info/spain-2021/

 

Bar Amsterdam- Torrox Costa: Today, Sunday Mar 28th, live music with Amelinde 5-8pm.
Bar Amsterdam is situated on one of the side streets of Torrox Costa. We have two Beautiful cozy terrace areas for everyone to chill and have their favourite drinks at a great price. We also show sports.
Avenida America 29793 Torrox.  FB Page

 

Sunday Nerja Market Music: At My Daughter Kitty Tearoom
Music by Jonny Thakur
Full lounge bar service on our beautiful terrace
Open from 10am. Overlooking Nerja market , Old genesis cafeteria. FB Page

 

Sunday Music: Today from 6pm we present Abee Willfly. Come and join us for a evening of entertainment, great food, party music and a fantastic atmosphere! Pop, Motown, Rock & Roll and all your favourite dance tunes!
Jorge’s Bar & Diner Cabopino Port 29604 Marbella
+34 673 72 29 63  Home Page

 

Mogador Beach Club el Barco Torrox Costa: Live music with Groove Machine Sunday 28 March, 4pm.
Cart.el Peñoncillo 29793 Torrox Costa, tel.951 55 10 79  FB Page

 

Ayuntamiento de Torrox Event: A Photographic Exhibition, outdoors in the Plaza de la Constitución of Torrox. Now thru April 4th. Use masks and respect social distancing.  FB Page

 

Semana Santa en Torrox:

 

Experience Vélez-Málaga’s Holy Week with tours in English:
The tours will leave from outside Vélez-Málaga town hall on Plaza de las Carmelitas at 10.30am on Monday 29 March, Wednesday 31 March and Friday 2 April.
A professional guide and native English speaker will take visitors to see the town’s monuments, churches, altars and the images of Jesus Christ and Our Lady in the Holy Week museum.
The walking tours, which cost 10 euros, will last approximately two hours and finish in the patio of La Casa de las Titas with a tasting of typical local food, which is eaten during the religious festival.
Spaces are limited to 20 people per group. Face masks and social distancing are obligatory at all times. Reservations are mandatory and can be made by phone (in Spanish) on 952 50 20 61 or by email (in English) on holyweektoursinenglish@gmail.com
Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/what-to-do/202103/26/experience-velez-malaga-holy-20210326103030-v.html

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-2 Matching ikea Malm beds top of the range slats with 4 drawers and 1 matching bedside unit
Measurements 105 x 209cms Price 240€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale: Gas Barbecue. Three burners plus one side burner. Many cooking options provided by two stainless steel cooking grates, one cast iron placha and one cast iron roasting dish. Large storage space in the base. 75 Euros. Buyer collects. Contact George, Maro, telephone 653058825. Email: dobmick at hotmail dot co dot uk.

 

For Sale: Hoover. AEG Electrolux Silent Performer Cyclonic. Model number ASPC7160. Bought as a spare in October 2017. Hardly used, just been sat in the shed. Easy follow instructions. Push button cord rewind. Carry handle. Bagless easy empty system. All the extra head tools included. Bought for 114.88€ (still have receipt) selling for 50.00€. I live in Torrox and willing to meet within 15/20mins drive. On WhatsApp. Mark 617 820 002.

 

News & Articles

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Andalusia enters Easter with the highest number of coronavirus infections in a month and a half: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated:27/03/2021 18:46
-Andalusia continues to be at 1,300 cases of coronavirus infection. This Saturday it has added 1,329 and yesterday, 1,320. Thus, the community enters Easter with the highest figures since mid-February and points in the direction that was already intuited yesterday: infections are slowly rising and the plateau seems to be tentatively leaning towards the rise.
-There is more data to support the theory of a change of trend in the pandemic curve. The number of people hospitalised this Saturday rose by ten, to 1,015. The figure is very discreet but relevant as it occurred on a Saturday, when the number of people admitted to hospital normally falls if the curve is downward or flat. The fact that there are more inpatients today also points to a growth in the curve.
-In the case of the ICU there is a decrease. Thus, there are 234 Andalusians admitted to intensive care in the community, the lowest number since the beginning of January.
-But while the number of cases of coronavirus infection seems to be increasing, the number of deaths confirms its decline. This Saturday, 15 deaths have been recorded, less than half of a week ago, when 34 were reported. This trend has been repeated since last Monday, when the death toll of the pandemic seems to be decreasing as the days go by.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-entra-semana-santa-contagios-coronavirus-mas-altos-y-medio-202103271237_noticia.html

 

Spain to require negative PCR at French land border: Anyone crossing the land border from France into Spain will have to present a negative PCR taken in the last 72 hours, the Spanish government’s official bulletin said on Saturday.
The measure, which takes effect on Tuesday, March 30th, comes as Spain ramps up restrictions in the hope it can avoid a surge in cases over Holy Week, which begins this weekend.
It is the first time such a requirement has been imposed on those crossing the land border between the two countries; until now, it has only been required of arrivals by air.
“They must have a PCR test (RT-PCR), a TMA test or another type of diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 based on equivalent molecular techniques, with a negative result, carried out in the 72 hours prior to arrival,” the bulletin said.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210327/spain-to-require-negative-pcr-at-french-land-border/

 

New Amsterdam Will Be Looking Like Old Amsterdam Next Year: New York Reaches a Deal to Legalize Recreational Marijuana. State lawmakers finalized a deal on Thursday to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, paving the way for a potential $4.2 billion industry that could create tens of thousands of jobs and become one of the largest markets in the country.
Following several failed attempts, lawmakers in Albany struck an agreement with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older, a move that officials hope will help end years of racially disproportionate policing that saw Black and Hispanic people arrested on low-level marijuana charges far more frequently than white people.
The deal would allow delivery of the drug and permit club-like lounges or “consumption sites” where marijuana, but not alcohol, could be consumed, according to details obtained by The New York Times. It would also allow a person to cultivate up to six marijuana plants at home, indoors or outdoors, for personal use. Full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/25/nyregion/ny-legalize-marijuana.html

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:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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 Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/ or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!).

 

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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

Taxi
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/
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
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DigameXtra No. 1911 Saturday, March 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.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

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Easter Holiday Info for Andalucia:
-March 28, Palm Sunday
-April 1, La Festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
-April 2, El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
– April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday
https://www.andalucia.com/calendar/bankholidays.htm
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/

 

Daylight Savings Time 2021 Spain:
The Time Change from Winter Time to Daylight Savings Time will take place in Spain on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 2 in the morning. The clock jumps forward from 2 to 3 am.
Source: https://www.timechange.info/spain-2021/

 

Trapiche market is open this Tuesday 30th March 2021:
Easter special – raffle all proceeds going to AAR (Axarquia Animal Rescue)
It is 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, and have your haircut by Yolanda, British Wills and more…
Please view our Facebook page, it is being updated daily with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market
We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’d like more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164

 

Soul and Motown Magic show: Sat., April 3rd at 6pm
An evening with Johnny G featuring the hits from the Soul Greats of the 60s & 70s. With special guests Melissa Carver & The Soul Sisters.
Location- Fitzgerald’s in Nerja under the downtown Supersol by Nerja Town Bridge.
Over half of the tickets are now gone, don’t miss out, get your ticket at just €10 and Meal Deals from €5! Reserve your seat by telephoning Fitzgerald’s on 693700810, it’s time to once again enjoy yourself but in a safe way!
Limited capacity and all current safety measures in place.

 

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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
https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
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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.
englishnurse@rocketmail.com
Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Tv unit. Stained top & drawer with bronze handles chalk paint waxed Measurements W85.50 x 42 x 79cms
Price 95€
-2 matching wrought iron bar stools 90€ the pair
-4 bamboo chairs 60€
contact Jackie/ Nerja 672170429
info at Nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale: Artist materials
A huge selection of artists material for sale. Water mixable colours, all new, pallet knives in a case, watercolour blocks, nut oil, 20 assorted new brushes, even a book to instruct the budding artist. 50€ Money going to TAIL Refuge near Lidl. Torrox. Sue, Torrox.
If interested please contact me 677322169 or
email maundfitch @ gmail dot com
Can meet in Torrox area.

 

For Sale: Chanson 24 Base Accordion, pearlized finish as new, the perfect ‘lockdown’ companion, €150 proceeds to animal charity. Wendy 711 044 085 (Benajarafe).

 

Wanted: Curl bar. VetiverSpain in Sayalonga is looking for a curl bar as you see in the photo.
Contact David: info at vetiverspain dot com
892 288 657

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Translator / interpreter required for Monday: Is there anyone who is willing & able to translate for me at my health centre in Torre del Mar this coming Monday morning @ 10am. when I have an appointment. If you are able to assist please contact me by either
email: lynne gomm @ g mail dot com (no spaces)
or phone me on 628 820 311 or 951 066 690
Many thanks, Lynne. Velez Malaga.

 

News & Articles

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Andalusia has 1,320 coronavirus infections, worst Friday since mid-February: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es}
Updated 26/03/2021 20:05
-Andalusia has had 1,320 cases of coronavirus infection this Friday. This is the highest figure for a Friday since mid-February, more than a month ago. Although it is not yet a trend, this data does point to the fact that the pandemic, for now dormant on a plateau, could be timidly rebounding.
-However, it is too early to say for sure that the curve is rising. We will have to wait and see what data the next few days bring to confirm whether this Friday’s figure is the tone that the numbers will follow from now on or a statistical incidence.
-Where there is a clear trend is in the number of deaths. There are eleven on Friday, less than half the number of the same day last week. This is something that has been happening since last weekend. The number of reported fatalities has been halved, according to this week’s figures from the Department of Health and Families.
-And if it seems that the number of infections is rising timidly and unblocking the situation of stability in which they were plunged, in the case of hospitals the lethargy continues. The number of people admitted to hospital is much lower than it was weeks ago, when the number of discharges was 200 by 200. This Friday, in fact, there is a drop of only 21 people hospitalised, which leaves the total number of people admitted for coronavirus at 1,005.
-Lowering the thousand admitted remains an insurmountable barrier for now for the community, which also in the ICU does not fall strongly. In fact this Friday there are 244 admitted to intensive care, the same figure as yesterday. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-1320-contagios-coronavirus-peor-viernes-desde-mediados-febrero-202103261100_noticia.html

 

German Constitutional Court halts approval of EU-wide recovery funds: {From a long, rambling eldiario.es article, this is the first paragraph I have translated and posted. It contains the important points. For more details look at the references.}
The 750,000 million euros in European funds to overcome the social, economic and health crisis caused by the pandemic are at a standstill. And the €140 billion allocated to Spain, between loans and subsidies, are at risk. Or, at least, the deadlines to start receiving them. Spain has budgeted 27 billion from European recovery programs for this year, and expected to start receiving advances from the summer onwards.
References
Spanish original:
https://www.eldiario.es/economia/tribunal-constitucional-aleman-paraliza-aprobacion-fondos-recuperacion-ue_1_7351931.html
Weak English Translation of full article: https://spainsnews.com/german-constitutional-court-halts-approval-of-eu-wide-recovery-funds/

 

Amid looming threat of fourth wave in Spain, only half of 80-and-over age group is vaccinated: As the threat of a fourth wave of the coronavirus looms over Spain, many of the people most vulnerable to Covid-19 continue to be at risk of contracting the disease. Only 50% of the 80-and-over age group in Spain have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to an estimate by EL PAÍS based on figures provided by regional governments. The data indicates that around 1.2 million people who are 80 and over have been vaccinated. This figure does not include residents of care homes, a group that has been nearly completely immunized. The rate of vaccination of the 80-and-over population in Spain is slightly below the average in the European Union, where 55% of people in this age group have received their first shot.Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-25/amid-looming-threat-of-fourth-wave-in-spain-only-half-of-80-and-over-age-group-is-vaccinated.html

 

Further easing of Covid restrictions in Gibraltar as the incidence continues to fall: The curfew has been abolished, and bars and restaurants may remain open until 2am. From Sunday, masks will no longer have to be worn outdoors in Main Street and nearby streets, although they will still be obligatory in enclosed public places, shops and on public transport. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/gibraltar/202103/26/further-easing-covid-restrictions-20210326102946-v.html

 

Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair has announced new summer connections from Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport: The leading operator, by passenger numbers, at Malaga airport will have a flight twice a week to Menorca, another daily route to Belfast and another with two weekly flights to the Moroccan cities of Fez and Rabat. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/26/ryanair-announces-four-summer-20210326182210.html

 

Update- Malaga Tech Centers Expanding: Two new, large business parks are planned for the Malaga logistics sector, joining the Google Security Center in Malaga. The new logistics parks will cover more than 700,000 square metres in total. The largest is to be north of Churriana, close to Malaga Airport. It will be 490,304 square metres in size and the developers, the Alvores group from Almería, are calling it Parque Logístico T4. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/26/large-business-parks-planned-20210326103016-v.html

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:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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 Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/ or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!).

 

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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

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Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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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/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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DigameXtra No. 1910 Friday, March 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.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

DIGAMEXTRA DONATION DRIVE Naythan’s 1000th Issue Today

Donations Drive Final Tally – 11 Days, 21 Donations Totaling €455
Monday, March 15th = €30 (Competa)
Tuesday, March 16th = €15 (Torrox Campo)
Wednesday, March 17th = €50 (Rincon de la Victoria) + €15 (Caleta de Velez)
Thursday, March 18 = €10 (Competa) + €10 (Canillas de Aceituno?) + €20 (Cash) + €5 (Cash)
Friday, March 19th = €50 (Vinuela/Cash)
Saturday, March 20th = €25 (Torrox) + €25 (Competa)
Sunday, March 21st = €10 (Cajiz/Cash) + €15 (Caleta de Velez)
Monday, March 22nd = €10 (Torrox/Cash) + €15 (Torrox Park) + €20 (Mijas) + €15 (Motril)
Tuesday, March 23rd = €50 (Benajarafe/Cash) + €20 (R.H., no location given)
Wednesday, March 24th = €15 (H.A., no location given)
Thursday, March 25th = €20 (Cash, Arenas) + €10 (Cash)

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Updated- Easter Holiday Info for Andalucia:
There is some confusion over the “holiday bridges” and which of these will be “bank holidays”.
Will Easter Sunday will “bridge” to a bank holiday on Easter Monday? Most sources say yes.
Does Palm Sunday “bridge” to make Monday March 29th a holiday? No sources mention this.
If anyone has a definitive source with accurate bank holiday info, please send me the link to it. If Aldi is closed, banks probably will be also.
So far, this is what I have found.
-March 28, Palm Sunday
-April 1, La festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday) (Torrox Costa Aldi closed)
-April 2, El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
– April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday (Torrox Costa Aldi closed)
Sources: Sign in Torrox Costa Aldi Window
https://www.andalucia.com/calendar/bankholidays.htm
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/

 

Daylight Savings Time 2021 Spain:
The Time Change from Winter Time to Daylight Savings Time will take place in Spain on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 2 in the morning. The clock jumps forward from 2 to 3 am.
Source: https://www.timechange.info/spain-2021/

 

Six Nations Decider: Scotland vs France, Friday 26th 9pm
The Beer Garden. Tel +353 86 919 3221
Avenida Mediterraneo, corner of Chaparil 29780 Nerja FB Page

 

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Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! Reopening March 27th, Call to confirm: 
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!
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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
margaret@moonette.es
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Natural & white chest of drawers with mirror nice deep drawers waxed new handles Measurements W90 x 44 x 134cms Price 145€
-Hallway unit & mirror. Natural & yute with key and decorative mirror Measurements W 105 x 40 x 86 cms Mirror 99.50 x 97cms Price 175€
-Castilian unit natural top & Chalk painted in yute chalk paint Measurements W 135 x D39 x H87.50cms Price 160€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at Nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale: 2 x fire sets, large cast iron one measures 75cm tall 25 euros. Small one measures 60cm tall 10 euros. Proceeds to animal charity.
Please call John on 711 044 085 Benajarafe area

 

For Sale: Two white matching headboards for single beds 75 euros for the both. Irene, Nerja
Email: irene472001 AT yahoo.co.uk

 

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New Friend: I am a widower of 4 years and would like to meet a single lady either divorced or widowed for socializing, eating out and generally having fun and enjoying each other’s company, if you feel that you are of a similar disposition and fancy a long term relationship and would like to meet please contact me, Mike of Frigiliana on Email: mikestevenitt@gmail.com

 

Recommendation: We would like to recommend Archgrove Services who recently transported 7 boxes, and a large painting from Spain to the U.K. at a very reasonable price.
From the first meeting with Gail, through to handing over the boxes to Steve and their arrival in St. Leonards-on-Sea was a seamless operation.
We were kept informed all the way through to delivery, dead on time in the U.K.
No hesitation in recommending their services and, without doubt, will use them again as and when the need arises.
Derek, Jennifer and Matthew from Periana
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Corrected emailHoover bag air fresheners: Anyone know where I can buy some hoover bag air fresheners in the dígame world?
markking41 @ yahoo dot co dot uk
Mark, Torrox

 

News & Articles

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The new Covid measure that begins in Andalusia from this Friday  limits home groups to cohabitants for Easter: {Summary, translated from seville.abc.es}
-Despite the fact that since 19 March meetings in Andalusia could have a maximum of six people both outdoors and in homes, from 26 April until 9 April Covid will change this measure, with the maximum number of people in the street and outside bars (six people) and inside restaurants (four people) remaining the same as it is today. As for meetings in homes, they will be allowed only between cohabitants.
That is to say, there are no modifications regarding the prohibition of travel between communities and provinces, curfew hours and meetings other than in homes. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-restricciones-coronavirus-nueva-medida-covid-habra-andalucia-desde-este-viernes-para-semana-santa-202103251502_noticia.html

 

AstraZeneca vaccine resumes, Andalusia will reschedule those who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus now: {Summary, translated from sevilla.abc.es}
-The director of the Strategic Vaccination Plan of Andalusia, David Moreno, has conveyed to the public a message of confidence in the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was resumed last Wednesday in the community, and has pointed out that “almost all the people mentioned went and got vaccinated”.
-In an interview on Canal Sur Television, picked up by Europa Press, Moreno pointed out that this vaccine is being administered to millions of people and is safe. “It has some mild side effects, such as fever and pain in the area of the puncture, one or two days of discomfort, but there are more people who have no symptoms than those who do,” he stressed.
For those citizens who choose not to receive their dose when the time comes, the Andalusian government will establish “forms of repayment” and they will have to wait to be “rescheduled within the population”. Mechanisms will also be included for vaccinating new professionals – police officers, teachers and health workers, among others – who join the workforce. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-repescara-quienes-nieguen-vacunarse-ahora-contra-coronavirus-202103251035_noticia.html

 

UK Emergency Covid laws extended until October as Government sees off Tory rebels: MPs have backed an extension of UK coronavirus laws for another six month.
But despite widespread backbench anger over the laws, Boris Johnson saw off his own MPs with Labour support to keep what critics branded “significant draconian powers”.
MPs voted 484 to 76, majority 408, to extend coronavirus laws for a further six months.
-The extension of emergency powers will now last until October.
-But despite the extension ministers insisted this did not change the so-called lockdown roadmap, which will see some restrictions remain in place in England until at least June 21.
-Matt Hancock came under fire from Tory MPs after failing to guarantee “draconian” powers to implement pandemic restrictions will be scrapped in October. Mr Hancock told the Commons he “cannot answer” whether the Government will be “retiring” the legislation in October or whether it will be rolled on.
-Meanwhile, Mr Hancock has expressed confidence about the UK’s ability to manage Covid-19 in the future. He told the Financial Times: “It depends what you mean by ‘end’. I see an end where Covid is managed more like flu: we repeatedly vaccinate, we update the vaccines according to mutations and we manage the challenges, especially around transmissions over winter. “I’m confident that’s where we can get to. I want to get to a position where we can have an updated vaccine in weeks or months, not a year.”
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/breaking-emergency-covid-laws-extended-until-october-as-government-see-off-tory-rebels/ar-BB1eXK2r

 

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:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

Taxi
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/
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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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DigameXtra No. 1909 Thursday, March 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.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

DIGAMEXTRA DONATION DRIVE – ONLY 1 DAY LEFT !!!

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DigameXtra Donation Info- The preferred method of donation is to drop off cash at the DigameXtra workshop in Torrox Costa, near the bus station, email for address and map. I have a secure mailbox at the door for drop-offs. Alternatively, you may use an Amazon ES eGift card to send in donations.
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Daily Donations Tally – 19 Donations Totaling €425 So Far
Monday, March 15th = €30 (Competa)
Tuesday, March 16th = €15 (Torrox Campo)
Wednesday, March 17th = €50 (Rincon de la Victoria) + €15 (Caleta de Velez)
Thursday, March 18 = €10 (Competa) + €10 (Canillas de Aceituno?) + €20 (Cash) + €5 (Cash)
Friday, March 19th = €50 (Vinuela/Cash)
Saturday, March 20th = €25 (Torrox) + €25 (Competa)
Sunday, March 21st = €10 (Cajiz/Cash) + €15 (Caleta de Velez)
Monday, March 22nd = €10 (Torrox/Cash) + €15 (Torrox Park) + €20 (Mijas) + €15 (Motril)
Tuesday, March 23rd = €50 (Benajarafe/Cash) + €20 (R.H., no location given)
Wednesday, March 24th = €15 (H.A., no location given)

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Easter Holiday Info for Andalucia:
There is some confusion over the “holiday bridges” and which of these will be “bank holidays”.
Will Easter Sunday will “bridge” to a bank holiday on Easter Monday? Most sources say yes.
Does Palm Sunday “bridge” to make Monday March 29th a holiday? No sources mention this.
If anyone has a definitive source with accurate bank holiday info, please send me the link to it.
So far, this is what I have found.
-March 28, Palm Sunday
-April 1, La festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
-April 2, El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
– April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday
Sources:
https://www.andalucia.com/calendar/bankholidays.htm
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/

 

Daylight Savings Time 2021 Spain:
The Time Change from Winter Time to Daylight Savings Time will take place in Spain on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 2 in the morning. The clock jumps forward from 2 to 3 am.
Source: https://www.timechange.info/spain-2021/

 

Hola from Bio Beach Club in El Morche:
We are planning a series of programs to be offered to the community in El Morche the first 2 Wednesdays of the month at 11am, starting in April in Bio Beach Club, behind the church.
We aim to encourage people to join us, to have a fun place to meet, and to be enriched with interesting and intellectually stimulating exchanges and activities.
Hence, we are also looking for volunteers to present a topic as we would like to create a speakers’ bureau. We invite you to send us your ideas as well. We’ll offer PowerPoint presentations, a monthly quiz, trivia mornings, mini language sessions in Spanish, English and French depending on interest, Spanish culture and history, musings on the Mona Lisa, reflections on aspects of Cervantes’s Quixote, memoir writing workshops with writing prompts, explorations in Poetry where you can discover new poets, etc. The sessions will be brain tonics and will be presented in English and Spanish.
We will have a general meeting and chat over coffee on Wednesday April 7 at 11am to see how many people would be interested in signing up for a specific topic. Please send your input or questions to norma at norma2kk@aol.com. Gracias!

 

Aintree Ladies Day: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Location- The Fountain Nerja
Two days of Racing starting with the 9th April
Aintree Ladies Day, Dress up ladies!
Pimms, Cava & Bucks Fizz available plus complimentary canapés.
Calle Pintada 22, Local 4, Nerja
A hidden bar in the heart of Nerja with a secluded patio serving selected quality wines, beers and cocktails accompanied by our unique range of snacks. Photo:FB.  FB Page

 

The Best Of Blues with Richard Ray Farrell Acoustic:
Sat., April 17th, 7pm. Casa De La Cultura De Almuñecar.
Calle Puerta de Granada, 5, 18690 Almuñécar, Granada
Tix 12€ at Casa Cultura or Viajes Ecuador.
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DoctorLaptop’s Computer Repairs & Services: Conveniently located in Torrox Costa. Most jobs completed overnight. Windows / Mac / Linux.  Sorry, I don’t work on phones.  Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or call 675 993 069 (after 11am, missed calls returned asap.) All work by appointment. Include make and model info with all support requests.

 

Yoga Monte Alegre (Campo Torrox): Currently 2 Places available, every Tuesday 09:45 -11:15 am (90 minutes, 10€)
Ongoing course / small international group / open air location
Language of instruction is Spanish but individual additions can be made in German and English if required (a good basic vocabulary is enough – no need to worry!)
About the class:
A sequence of asanas (yoga postures) inspired by the first Ashtanga series.
This class will integrate conscious breath with dynamic movement to build strength, endurance and flexibility – physically as well as mentally!
The practice is flowing at a moderate pace guided by detailed instructions to keep it save and approachable for different levels.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Lamp. Very good condition oval shape lamp and all working well. 49.5h x 35w x 15.5d cm. Reduced to 10€ light bulb included.
Mark, Torrox 617 820 002 (also on whatsapp).

 

For Sale, 2 ladders:
-Wooden step ladder with stable bar, 1.45Meters or 57″.
-Wooden ladder 3.17 meters or 10ft 5″ rubber feet.
Both hand made 30euros each or 50euros the pair. Buyer collects. Marilyn from Triana near Trapichie.
marilyn.boakes@btinternet dot com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Sofabed, in good condition. Size 150 x 190 cm. €50
-Blender, no brand. with glass top. €10
Brit F., location is carretera Torrox-Competa, close to Pavo Real.
britfl64@gmail.com

 

For Sale: Men’s Mountain bicycle. In good condition and used regularly up until last year. Only needs a service. 125€
Anthea. Torrox pueblo
antheawaters1@gmail.com

 

Wanted: Sewing Machine. I am looking for a sewing machine in good working order.Anyone out there with one for sale. Mine has just died on me in the middle of a project. Please email or WhatsApp me.
maundfitch @ gmail . com (Remember to remove spaces ) or phone 677322169. Torrox campo. Sue.

 

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Hoover bag air freshners: Anyone know where I can buy some hoover bag air fresheners in the dígame world?
markking41 @ yahoo dot com dot uk
Mark, Torrox

 

News & Articles

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Andalusia returns to 1,000 coronavirus cases per day unable to leave the plateau: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 24/03/2021 13:28
-Andalusia has once again reached a thousand cases of coronavirus infection. On Wednesday, the region reported 1,032 cases, a figure very similar to the one reported on the same day last week, when 955 positive cases were recorded. The evolution of the pandemic continues to draw a curve that meanders in growth and very slight drops in the data.
-In any case, the weeks in this plateau in which the community is installed do not seem to change. Monday and Tuesday around 500 cases and on Wednesday back to 1,000. This is also what is happening this week, which is good because it means that the dreaded fourth wave has not arrived. But it is bad at the same time because this stagnation of data occurs when the pandemic data are high and hospital occupancy is still above a thousand people.
-Where there does seem to be a slight improvement is in the number of deaths from the coronavirus. The Consejería de Salud y Familias has reported 22 deaths from Covid-19, half as many as on the same day last week. This was also the case yesterday, when 41 deaths were reported, half the 82 reported on Tuesday of the previous week.
-It seems that the community has found a floor in the number of deaths. It would make sense because it is in this parameter that the downward curve is finally noticeable. After having stabilised in terms of infections, admissions and the cumulative incidence rate, the plateau could also be reached in the number of deaths caused by the pandemic.
-Because the cumulative incidence, like the number of positives, has remained unchanged at around 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for weeks. Today it is 119, but yesterday it was 120. A week later the same thing is happening and Andalusia has not managed to drop below 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
*Hospitalised by Covid*
-In hospitals, meanwhile, the rate of reduction of hospital admissions is increasingly slower. In fact, this Wednesday there have only been 21 discharges, the lowest figure for a Wednesday in many weeks. Thus, today there are 1,060 hospitalised due to coronavirus.
-In the ICU, according to data from the Department of Health and Families, the situation is also slowing down. This Wednesday, 259 people have been reported admitted to intensive care, only one less than yesterday.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-vuelve-casos-diarios-coronavirus-incapaz-salir-meseta-202103241215_noticia.html

 

Spain lifts UK flight restrictions from 30 March: Spain will lift the restrictions imposed since the end of December on flights from the United Kingdom on 30 March, although it will maintain the restrictions for those arriving from Brazil and South Africa in order to prevent the entry of coronavirus variants from these countries.
The existing restrictions mean that flights from any airport in the United Kingdom to any Spanish airport – with or without intermediate stops – can only carry Spanish or Andorran nationals, or legal residents in Spain or Andorra.
Now, in theory, with the lifting of the Spanish restrictions UK tourists could also come to Spain, and not just residents.
However, the British Government has announced measures to the contrary and Health Minister Matt Hancock has indicated that from next week fines of up to £5,000 (6,000 euros) could be imposed on Britons travelling abroad for holidays and without “good reason”. The penalty is included in legislation that will be voted on by MPs on Thursday. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202103/23/spain-lifts-flight-restrictions-20210323172234.html

 

The Junta reveals number of Andalusians who have declined their Covid-19 jab: This Tuesday regional government spokesman Elías Bendodo revealed the number of Andalusians who have refused to be vaccinated. So far, there are 8,562 people who have not wanted a jab – a figure of 0.68 per cent – according to Bendodo. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/24/junta-reveals-number-andalusians-20210324115840.html

 

Spain’s tourism sector fears that government aid will arrive so late that it will have no effect this summer: Employers have also demanded that the ERTE furlough scheme be extended until the end of the year and layoffs be allowed: “I prefer an operating company with eight workers than a shut down one with 10,” said the CEOE trade body president. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202103/24/spain-tourism-sector-fears-20210324124319.html

 

Merkel Asks Forgiveness As Easter Virus Plan Falls Apart: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday admitted a failed Easter virus shutdown plan was “my mistake” and asked the public to forgive her, in a rare climbdown amid massive criticism of the government’s pandemic response.
Merkel and the leaders of Germany’s 16 states had agreed at marathon talks on Monday that almost all shops were to be closed on April 1-5, with only grocers allowed to open on Saturday April 3.
But they decided at a crisis meeting called by Merkel on Wednesday to scrap that measure, instead appealing to the public to stay home over the Easter weekend. Full article: https://www.ibtimes.com/merkel-asks-forgiveness-easter-virus-plan-falls-apart-3168368

 

Hundreds of fleeceware apps on Google and Apple stores:
Fleeceware apps aren’t technically malware as they don’t contain malicious code, steal data, or attempt to hijack devices. This allows them to circumvent the Play Store and App Store vetting processes. What they do have, however, is obscenely high subscription fees.
Most of these apps entice people into signing up by offering a three-day free trial. Once that ends, users are charged a high, recurring fee. The makers rely on people forgetting to cancel or assuming that uninstalling the app will stop the charges.
The apps are predominantly related to astrology, horoscopes, musical lessons, photo/filter software, QR/PDF scanners, and video editing. While they do tend to perform their primary functions, similar and usually better alternatives are available for free or at a low, one-off price. Most fleeceware charges users between $4 to $12 per week, though this can reach $66 per week in some cases, equalling $3,432 per year.
As they aren’t malware, the apps can advertise on social networks, making them appear more credible, especially to younger users.
What to do if you have installed fleeceware? Once the test is over, users are charged a recurring subscription fee, even if they have removed the app, until they unsubscribe in their device’s app store settings.
How to avoid getting tricked into installing rouge apps?
Although subscriptions are frequent in app stores, Avast recommends “be careful” with applications that offer free trials for very short periods, for example, less than a week.
These ‘fleeceware’ ‘apps’ are actively advertised on major social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. Therefore, above all, it is advisable to maintain “skepticism” with the viral ads of applications.
Also, it is important to read the fine print. “A closer look it will probably reveal the true price of the application “, they indicate from the cybersecurity company. It is advisable to pay” special attention “to the section ‘Purchases within the application’.
And make sure that the payment methods used are blocked by a password or a biometric security system. “This can also avoid accidental subscriptions by children “, conclude from Avast.
Sources:
https://www.techspot.com/news/89035-hundreds-fleeceware-apps-google-apple-stores-have-made.html (Most of this article)
https://spainsnews.com/the-trick-of-free-applications-that-make-the-user-pay-almost-3000-euros-a-year/ (Last 2 paragraphs)

 

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:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

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

Taxi
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/
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
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DigameXtra No. 1908 Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

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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

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Daily Donations Tally – 19 Donations Totaling €410 So Far
Monday, March 15th = €30 (Competa)
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Wednesday, March 17th = €50 (Rincon de la Victoria) + €15 (Caleta de Velez)
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Monday, March 22nd = €10 (Torrox/Cash) + €15 (Torrox Park) + €20 (Mijas) + €15 (Motril)
Tuesday, March 23rd = €50 (Benajarafe/Cash) + €20 (R.H., no location provided)

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Steve Owen Live: At Lennon Sport Bar, Friday March 26th from 7pm. Booking advised, 646 26 85 37. Free enrty.
Avda España, 70 – Centro de Negocios Sitio de Calahonda 29649 Mijas
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The White Rose Fuengirola: 21 March Sunday from 2.30pm.
Live band- The Boliches Brothers + Lovely food
Come earlier for more fun and enjoy this beautiful Sunday in our lovely sunny terrace. Doors opening at 12.00
Fuengirola Port 29640. Tel +34 653 72 69 08  FB Page

 

Queen tribute (Queen of magic): Fri, Mar26, 19:00.
Bonanza Bar, Avenida Bonanza, Benalmadena 29630
Lovely customers and followers, it is still hard times and to provide you every week the best live show and bands we need your support, 3€ entry helps Bonanza bar to survive. Because of the amount of people allowed in the bar we can’t have a full capacity, limited seats available.
Reservation are now taken please reserve a seat so we know what to expect and also devoid disappointments Send a message to wats app number 612234772
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Nerja’s Cultural Centre will re-open for concerts:
-The Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre will re-open performances at its Cultural Centre on Saturday, March 27 at 8pm, with a concert by the group Los Canallas.
-Theatre group Teatres on April 10
-Unidentified musical group on April 24.
-Two flamenco performances are planned for May, with Fernando del Paso on the 8th and Cynthia Martin on the 22nd.
-In June, classical music will be the will take place with Alberto Bueno’s chamber group, on the 5th, and on the 19th the Spencer group.
C/. Carmen, 1 29780 Nerja (Málaga)
Phone number: (0034) 95 254 84 00
Note: the Center’s website has not been updated with this info, so call before to confirm.
Website: https://cultura.nerja.es/
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/23/nerja-re-opens-concerts-in-its-cultural-centre/

 

Weekly Crochet /Knitting Group
Calling All Members and anybody who would like to join us.
We meet this Thursday 25th March from 10/10.30 am until 1ish, in Caleta de Velez at La Fuente, and thanks to Sindy for welcoming us to her restaurant.
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 Caleta de Velez on Thursdays.
The group is well over 8 years old and would love new members to come along and join us. Working at your own speed and chatting making friends. 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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Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost.
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Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again, and what a better way to let them know you have re-opened and are ready- A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia-  so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
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Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
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People Group Spain- Interpreters Available
Don’t let the language barrier be a problem!
At People Group Spain we offer interpreters who are fluent in English and Spanish to help you with your day to day needs. Whether you need us to accompany you to a meeting, help you with paperwork, or even just make a phone call on your behalf, we will always be here to help.
You can find us at Calle Diputación 9, Nerja or
contact us by phone on 615763349 or
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Halting Erosion using Vetiver
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

 

For Sale: A Doppler parasol, 2.80 m, colour anthracite. Virtually brand new as only used a very few times as it is too windy on our balcony. Bought last June for €158 from Jardine de Nerja, selling for €100 including a free stand. Contact Kate in Algarrobo Costa on 691949080, Whatsapp or
email: katehowe15 at hotmail.com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-4 dark brown leather effect dining chairs. Have been repaired underneath but perfect on top. 50€ for all 4.
-Large dark brown leather pouffe/coffee table, 75cm x 75cm, very good condition. 40€
Joy 610955826 Torrox

 

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In Spain, just one in 12 businesses will benefit from coronavirus direct aid: The government has set restrictive criteria for accessing €7 billion in non-refundable payouts to compensate for the loss of revenue after a year of the pandemic.
An estimate made by EL PAÍS indicates that only around 180,000 businesses, out of 2.2 million, will be able to request a share of this aid, which is aimed at helping distressed companies cover fixed costs such as rent or supplies. The conditions for eligibility are restrictive: only 95 out of the 538 existing activities, following the Tax Agency’s classification, may file for the aid. The fact that the funds will first go through regional governments could mean that applicants will not see any money before the summer.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2021-03-23/in-spain-just-one-in-12-businesses-will-benefit-from-coronavirus-direct-aid.html

 

Juanma Moreno says no herd immunity until after the summer “at the earliest”: {Summary, translated from sevilla.abc.es}
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, said Monday that we still have “critical months ahead” in the coronavirus pandemic and said that until after the summer, “at the earliest, it is likely that herd immunity will not be achieved”. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-juanma-moreno-retrasa-despues-verano-como-pronto-inmunidad-grupo-contra-coronavirus-andalucia-202103221458_noticia.html

 

US agency questions AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine trial data:
The drug firm may have provided an incomplete view of the efficacy data from US trial, says safety monitor.
Questions have been raised in the US by the independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), which has suggested that AstraZeneca may have provided “outdated information” in its statement on Monday, which gave “an incomplete view” of the results. The concerns throw into question whether the British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm can seek US emergency use authorisation for the vaccine in the coming weeks as planned. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/mar/23/us-health-agency-astrazeneca-covid-vaccine-trial-data

 

Bad news for Andalusian tourism- travel ban on British tourists until July: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es}
-In another setback for Andalusian tourism, Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, announced on Monday that the ban on travel outside the islands would be extended until July. The reason is the fear that the effects of the third wave of the coronavirus will also hit Britain harder. “It’s horrifying,” laments Miguel Sánchez, president of the Tourism Council of the Andalusian Business Confederation (CEA).
-It’s another check for businesses that are being battered by the pandemic. Employees in ERTE, closed businesses and a horizon that does not just open the doors to tourists. With this panorama, the hope was that, with the vaccination, there would be a return with the arrival of the heat, taking advantage of the holiday period in May. “Most of us were thinking of opening in the second half of May,” Sánchez told ABC, explaining that the extension of the ban in the largest outbound market has forced us to rethink our plans.
-According to CEA data, British tourism accounted for 34 percent of the volume of visitors to Andalusia before the pandemic. The recovery of these tourists is key for businesses to function properly, but the uncertainty has been going on for a year without any certainty. “It’s desperate,” says Sánchez.
-The British government’s plans are a new cold shower and are causing incomprehension among some of the hotel managers in Andalusia. “It’s very negative news and it’s not understandable from a health point of view, when nowadays to travel you have to have a negative PCR to enter and leave,” says Julián Cabanillas, director of the Marbella Club Hotel, which has opted for long-stay clients to maintain its position over the last year.
-These bans are not only affecting the Andalusian hotel sector, but are also hitting other sectors such as airlines. These companies have already decided not to release forecasts on the number of seats or destinations. “Many flights are cancelled,” they explain at Malaga Airport, where before the pandemic they already had numbers of seats for travel, but this year they see how the companies do not dare to reveal plans for fear that they will collapse.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/malaga/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-turismo-andaluz-nuevo-jaque-prohibicion-viajar-britanicos-hasta-julio-202103231818_noticia.html

 

New dates have been confirmed for the Vuelta a Andalucia 2021 cycling race: The Spanish race, which was supposed to take place from February 17 to 21 but was postponed due to the Covid pandemic, will be held from May 18 to May 22.
The stages for the 2021 Vuelta a Andalucia will be as follows:
1st: Tuesday, May 18. Mijas (Malaga) – Zahara de la Sierra (Cadiz) – 151 kms
2nd: Wednesday, May 19. Iznajar (Cordoba) -Alcala la Real (Jaen) |
3rd: Thursday, May 20. Beas de Segura (Jaen) -Villarodrigo Alto de Onsares (Jaen) | 191.1 kms
4th: Friday, May 21. Baza (Granada) – Cullar Vega (Granada)
5th: Saturday May 22nd. Valle del Este Resort Vera (Almeria) – Geoda de Pulpi (Almeria) | 140.4 kms.
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/22/new-dates-confirmed-for-vuelta-a-andalucia-starting-from-mijas/

 

Tennis News- Andy Murray forced to withdraw from Miami Open with ‘freak’ groin injury: Murray had been granted a wildcard into the tournament and was due to face Lloyd Harris in the first round, but after going to sleep on Friday night he awoke with a soreness in his left groin that he described as a “freak” injury. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/mar/23/andy-murray-forced-to-withdraw-from-miami-open-due-to-freak-groin-injury

 

Apple News- Lawsuit over Apple’s faulty MacBook butterfly keyboards gets class-action status in California: The butterfly keyboard design has been widely criticized by consumers since its launch in 2015. Customers have complained of having issues with the keys sticking together, the keyboard’s inability to work when pressing certain keys, discomfort when using the slim design, and overall issues with the keyboard’s ability to function properly. In 2020, Apple discontinued the butterfly keyboard design and announced that its Magic Keyboard would be available across Apple’s entire laptop lineup. Full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-butterfly-keyboards-class-action-lawsuit-2021-03

 

Chimps From Two Czech Zoos are Zooming Each Other Every Day: Chimpanzees at two Czech zoos are, like the rest of us, staying in contact via Zoom, as the zoo staff seek to give them some company and stimulation during the long hours of isolation. Chimp gang Dingo, Babeta, Bonnie, Suzi, Chispi and Mat at Safari Park Dvur Kralove have had their lives Zoom-displayed on giant screens in front of the simians at a Brno Zoo enclosure 90 miles away, and vice versa.
“At the beginning they approached the screen with defensive or threatening gestures,” said Gabriela Linhartova, one of the ape keepers at Dvur Kralove Zoo east of Prague.
“It has since moved into the mode of ‘I am in the movies’ or ‘I am watching TV’. When they see some tense situations, it gets them up off the couch, like us when we watch a live sport event,” she said.
While observing the others’ day-to-day lives, the chimps have taken to other human behaviors, such as shoveling things like peanuts into their mouths while they watch. Full article: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/czech-chimpanzees-zoom-call-each-other/

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:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
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https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

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

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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/
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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DigameXtra No. 1907 Tuesday, March 23rd, 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.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

DIGAMEXTRA DONATION DRIVE – ONLYDAYS LEFT !!!

Naythan publishes his 1000th issue, #1909, in just 3 days!
My how time flies.
To recognize this occasion, for the days leading up to that 1000th issue, DigameXtra is having a fund raising drive to help cover some recent equipment expenses.

DigameXtra Donation Info- The preferred method of donation is to drop off cash at the DigameXtra workshop in Torrox Costa, near the bus station, email for address and map. I have a secure mailbox at the door for drop-offs. Alternatively, you may use an Amazon ES eGift card to send in donations.
AmazonES eGift Card Link: https://www.amazon.es/Cheques-Regalo-Amazon-es-mail-Amazon/dp/B07SS5PFJK/
Send to-
Name: N.J. Harris
Email: digamextra@protonmail.com

Daily Donations Tally – 17 Donations Totaling €340 So Far
Monday, March 15th = €30 (Competa)
Tuesday, March 16th = €15 (Torrox Campo)
Wednesday, March 17th = €50 (Rincon de la Victoria) + €15 (Caleta de Velez)
Thursday, March 18 = €10 (Competa) + €10 (Canillas de Aceituno?) + €20 (Cash) + €5 (Cash)
Friday, March 19th = €50 (Vinuela/Cash)
Saturday, March 20th = €25 (Torrox) + €25 (Competa)
Sunday, March 21st = €10 (Cajiz/Cash) + €15 (Caleta de Velez)
Monday, March 22nd = €10 (Torrox/Cash) + €15 (Torrox Park/Cash) + €20 (Mijas) + €15 (Motril)

Your Contributions Are Greatly Appreciated !!!

 

What’s On

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

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

 

Torrox Town Hall Announcement of Crafts Market: For the purpose of supporting local business and our craft, we are going to install a craft market on the Promenade of Ferrara during the Holy Week. Open the deadline to submit the requests from 22 to 24 March! Source: https://www.facebook.com/AytoTorrox/posts/1678721175635297

 

La Casa Hotel & Restaurant: What is happening at La Casa Hotel and Restaurant over the Easter weekend? Well….
-We are offering a stay of 3 nights from Friday 2nd April until Monday 5th in one of our beautiful double bedrooms with private en-suite.
The offer is for 3 nights with breakfast, dinner from our set menu on the Friday and the Saturday evening, and Lunch on the Sunday.
The price is just 299 euro for 2 persons!
For more information or to book
call 662039741 or 952535471
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga

 

Concert at Roberts Top: Friday March 26th at 8-10pm.
Music by Timbalito Street w/ Fernando Wilhelmi
c/ Livry Gargan 1, 18690 Almuñécar FB Page

 

Mis Tapitas: We are back at Mis Tapitas ( Billys Bar), Puente Don Manuel, on Saturday 27th March 15.30 start. Come along and join us for some great live music . A warm welcome awaits. Delicious food and tapas available. All covid safety measures in place. We look forward to seeing you.
ashalllola@aol.com

 

Torrox Costa Cafe Update:
-Nando’s Famous Burgers and Potato Soup- Today, Tuesday, from midday till 9pm at The Bloque 77 Bar, on the east side of BLQ77, Av Garcia Penalver, 29793 Torrox Costa. Burgers in 110g, 160g & 210g, and as hamburgers, Irish burger or Black Angus burger. San Miguel on draft, ice cold Weissbier, Currywurst and more. I recommend Nando’s Special German Potato Salad if it’s available. Tell your server that Naythan from DigameXtra sent you.
-ReOpened: Il Faro Pizzaria near the lookout point at the end of Av El Faro. Proper family sized pizzas with premium ingredients. Ask for extra tomato sauce & extra cheese if you like American style pizza. The Pizza del Mar, with shrimps, mussels and anchovies is my personal fav. Eat half there, take the rest home, two meals for the price of one!
-The El Faro Bar has opened where Thai Pas Restaurant used to be located, next to the lookout point on Av El Faro. Terrace is canine friendly, and the dog beach is only a few hundred meters away. Have a day out with your pooch!
-The Greek Casita, BLQ 80, has delayed their reopening until March 26th. The remodelling has taken longer than anticipated. Gyros will be back soon!
-I Love Pizza on the beach boardwalk has been closed for several weeks now, no sign of when they will reopen, but there does seem to be some remodeling happening.