DigameXtra No. 1887 Wednesday, March 3rd, 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/

What’s On

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


Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos.  Your music is your business, you need to get as much exposure as possible, don’t rely on venues to promote you! Most of those FB posts by venues only have a few likes, if any at all, so obviously are not reaching many people. DigameXtra sends out over 4175 email issues everyday to subscribers, and the website gets another 800 visits per day. That is way better exposure than you are getting in any FB posts!!! Entertainers get to post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for?


Looking Like It Will Be a Wet Weekend: There is a 60% chance of rain Friday thru Sunday. Source: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/nerja/302197/daily-weather-forecast/302197


Sambuke Trío: Sat., Mar 6th 4pm at The Hall
Guitar, Violin & Piano.
Location is Calle Heroe de Sostoa 65, Malaga
+34 679 44 18 01  FB Page


Festival Of Legends: Saturday, April 3, 19.00
Las Lagunas Theatre (C / Albero 16, Mijas 29651).
Tributes to Tina Turner & Eurythmics
€15 early entry / 20 at box office.
We recommend you to buy tickets in advance to avoid queues at the box office
You can book your ticket by calling 633 260 647
Or see more info and buy tix here:


The International Day of the Woman, March 8th: See this link for activities posted on the Torrox Town Hall FB page, FB Page


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar “Our Shop” is Open:
Yes, “Our Shop” is now open 3 days a week, so please come and browse through our preloved ladies and men’s clothing, shoes and jewelry for those essential additions to your wardrobe. There are also kitchen & household items, bedding, curtains and much more available to purchase. We are accepting donations of household goods and items of clothing and would appreciate it if you could bring them to us in bags that you do not need, during the normal opening hours. Monday, Wednesday and Friday time 11.00 to 13.00.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org


Services Wanted/Offered

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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
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free!


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


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.
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.
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:
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Castilian unit natural top & Chalk painted in yute chalk paint Measurements W 135 x D39 x H87.50cms Price 180€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Bed and Mattress. 135 x 190 cm, good condition, buyer picks up. Nerja. 50€
Contact Jim +44 7939 578057 ring or WhatsApp, or
email: jimrsvr@hotmail.com


For Sale: 2 Safety Gates including fittings. 20€ for both.
Torrox Park Tel/WhatsApp 692354959, Caroline


Recommendations & Requests


Travel through France in March: Has anyone recently crossed the border into France, and can give advice to what is required? I need to go back to the UK in a motor home before the end of March, using the Channel tunnel at Calais. I believe it is essential to obtain a negative PCR test to cross the border from Spain. If so, has anyone obtained a test with quick results around Velez Malaga, as it will take me at least 2 days to reach France from here, and as the test needs to be within 3 days of the border, I do not have time to wait for the result? Alternatively, has anyone obtained a test nearer the French Border without having to wait days for the result? I really need to leave here around the 13th March. Any answers please to martin.hux@msn.com
Thank you. Martin, Velez Malaga


News & Articles

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News Note: TheLocal.es has instituted a paywall to read most of their articles. I was alerted to this by a reader a few days ago, but have only just experienced it myself. Thus I am removing this website as a news source since links to hidden articles are pointless. -Ed.


Andalucia Covid Update- Andalusia has only 355 coronavirus infections, the lowest number since August last year: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 02/03/2021, 19:09
-Andalusia has added 355 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday. This is such a low figure that we have to go back to August last year to see a similar number. It was on 12 August last year when the region had 306 cases, seven months ago. To put into perspective the low number of positives in Covid-19 on Tuesday, it is enough to remember that four weeks ago the number of infections exceeded 7,000 per day.
-The third wave has now reached low levels, bringing the incidence rate of the pandemic to 163.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, down from more than 900 at the beginning of February. The reduction has been almost as explosive as the escalation of this curve that originated with the relaxation of restrictions for Christmas but which came from high baseline figures because the second wave never reached figures as low as the first when it rebounded.
-Although the trend is clear and Andalusia is reducing cases, Tuesday’s figures should be taken with caution. After a long weekend, the community tends to underreport cases. We will have to wait for the rest of the week to take the temperature of the extent to which the number of cases in the region has fallen over the last few days.
-As things stand, and with no changes in restrictions and measures for now, the outlook remains good. Thus, the cumulative incidence of the pandemic is already at 60.6 points. This figure is merely indicative because the data at seven days is not a guide as it is at 14 days, the maximum incubation period of the coronavirus. However, this figure indicates a clear trend: the number of cases continues to fall and the incidence of the pandemic may still fall below 100 points in the near future.
-In any case, the number of daily infections is already close to zero in some provinces. On Tuesday, 90 cases were reported in Almeria, 71 in Malaga, 57 in Cadiz, 50 in Seville, 47 in Granada, 32 in Cordoba, 6 in Jaen and only 2 in Huelva.
-The number of deaths, meanwhile, is 24 on Tuesday. Although this is double the number for Monday, we must again take into account the bridge effect. These are the best figures in weeks for a Tuesday. Seven days ago, it should be remembered, there were 100 deaths; the previous week, 113. In any case, and even with this modulating effect, the figure maintains the trend that began weeks ago of a decrease in deaths due to the pandemic which, since the beginning of the crisis, has already caused 8,470 deaths.
-Meanwhile, the pressure in hospitals continues to drop another day. On Tuesday, 1,715 people were admitted to hospital for coronavirus, two fewer than yesterday. The decrease does not seem very pronounced but it should be borne in mind that, after a weekend, the data tends to rise, something that has not happened. So far Andalusia has reduced the number of hospitalised patients by 65 percent since the peak of the third wave, which was 4,980 Covid-19 patients at the beginning of February. In addition, in the ICU there has also been a drop in the number of hospitalised patients. There are 415 this Tuesday, 17 less than yesterday. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-suma-solo-355-contagios-coronavirus-cifra-mas-baja-desde-agosto-pasado-202103021207_noticia.html


Will Spain be able to vaccinate 70% of the adult population by the end of summer?: Spain has administered two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to 2.6% of the population. Although the pace of the vaccination drive picked up in the last week of February, the rollout has been more or less steady over the month: every day, 0.17% of the population are injected with one dose, which equates to around 500,000 people per week. At this rate, the European Union’s target of vaccinating 70% of the adult population before the summer – amounting to 58% of Spain’s total population – will not be met. As the graph below shows, if the current speed is maintained, barely 20% of the total population will have received two doses by September. Image: El Pais. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-02/will-spain-be-able-to-vaccinate-70-of-the-adult-population-by-the-end-of-summer.html


Spain’s Ministry of Health recommends taking paracetamol if receiving the AstraZeneca jab: The British vaccine, that is only being used in Spain for the vaccination of under 55s, is reportedly causing many more side effects than those of the Pfizer or Moderna laboratories.
In the latest update of the coronavirus vaccination plan in Spain, experts have changed the protocol to introduce the use of 1 gram doses of paracetamol every 6 hours after verifying that there have been numerous cases in which people, during the 24 hours after the jab, suffered side effects similar to those of an intense but brief flu. (Yikes! 4 grams in 24 hours sounds like a rather heavy dose to me. -Ed.)
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202103/02/spain-ministry-health-recommends-20210302190600.html


BEWARE POSSIBLE FAKE NEWS- This is important if true, but I have not been able to verify it on any Official Gov’t news source; it’s only on 2 small news websites. -Ed.
Expats With Private Health Insurance WON’T Be Vaccinated in Spain: The Andalucían Health Service (SAS) has indicated that any foreigners who aren’t registered on the public health system here in Spain will either have to travel to their home countries to get the Covid jab or ‘regularise their situation’ in Spain – in other words, apply for legal residency and thus become part of the Spanish public health system.
The SAS has confirmed that only foreigners who are ‘beneficiaries of the Spanish public health system’ will be included in the vaccination plan. Since the rollout is ‘managed by the public health system’ those with ‘private insurance will not be vaccinated’. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/02/expats-with-private-health-insurance-wont-be-vaccinated-in-spain/
(Was also in today’s TheLocal.es new articles.)


US Navy Accused of Piracy?!?: The United States Navy is liable for a mass copyright infringement. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sided with the German software company Bitmanagement, which accused the Navy of copying software without permission. Bitmanagement claimed more than $500 million in damages, but the final amount has yet to be determined. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/u-s-navy-is-liable-for-mass-software-piracy-appeals-court-rules-210302/


Tennis News- Malaga tennis star Davidovich to participate in ATP 250 tournament in Marbella this April: Pablo Andújar, winner of the 2019 edition, will also participate in the AnyTech365 Andalucía Open taking place at the Puente Romano tennis club, April 4th thru 11th. Photo:SUR. Full article:


Padel News- World Padel Tour to make stops in Malaga and Marbella: Marbella and Malaga have both been selected to host events on the 2021 World Padel Tour. From 7 to 13 June, Marbella will play host to the first Masters’ tournament of the tour, and the fifth event overall. Later on, from 2 to 8 August, the Malaga Open will take place, most likely at the Palacio de Deportes. Photo:WPT. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/sport/202102/26/world-padel-tour-make-20210226094510-v.html


Apple News- New ‘unc0ver’ Tool Can Jailbreak All iPhone Models Running iOS 11.0 – 14.3: A popular jailbreaking tool called “unc0ver” has been updated to support iOS 14.3 and earlier releases, thereby making it possible to unlock almost every single iPhone model. (This article is for informational purposes only and not intended to encourage unauthorized modifications to iPhones. -Ed) Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/03/new-unc0ver-tool-can-jailbreak-all.html


Reggae icon Bunny Wailer, last Wailers member, dies aged 73: Bunny Wailer, the legendary Jamaican reggae singer who founded the Wailers with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh and was the last surviving founding member, has died at a hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 73-years-old.
“This is a great loss for Jamaica and for Reggae,” said Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness, calling him “a respected elder statesman of the Jamaican music scene.” Full article: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/reggae-icon-bunny-wailer-last-wailers-member-dies-aged-73-1.4499540


COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?


For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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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