DigameXtra No. 1892 Monday, March 8th, 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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Phoenix Club re-opens:
Our social club has re-opened for coffee, cake and a chat but due to restrictions, all our trips are on hold until further notice.
We have greetings cards for sale, all handmade so if you are looking for a beautiful handmade card, pop along on any Tuesday and have a look.
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. Our books are languishing and crying out to be read. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday
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


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!  Entertainers may post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for?


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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.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


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
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria:
Digamites can you help?
We have a client who is looking for a property.
Do you have a property which fits the following criteria?
-Situated in Torrox costa
-Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants
-Ground floor apartment or small property on one level, without stairs
-Two bedrooms
-Small enclosed garden or terrace
If you are thinking of selling, please contact us for a no obligation chat Email: info@blucee.com
Phone or WhatsApp us on +34 711 04 27 27
Selling a property elsewhere in the Axarquía?
We would love to hear from you too.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day.



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Hallway unit with matching mirror. Natural & Yute with brass decorative handles waxed Measurements W 100 x 36 x 77cms
Mirror 58 x 78cms Price 120€
-Chest of drawers with matching mirror done in natural top and painted yute & waxed Measurements 91 x 41 x 198cms
Price 170€
-Dining room table with 4 matching chairs in natural & yute chalk paint and waxed. Measurements L160 x D90.50 x H75 cms. Price 145€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: 2007 Mercedes A200 CDI. 202,000km. Automatic. Diesel. Good service history. €2950. Martin or Elise. 608394280. Benamocarra.


For Sale, 2 items:
-Vaillant atmoMAG mini water heater (gas). Approx 3 years old, perfect working order, recently serviced. Selling due to replacement with immersion heater. €50 ono.
-Dawes Princess children’s bike. As new (barely used). Suit 4-6 year old. €50 ono.
Competa area. Call/WhatsApp Karl on 628990503.


For Sale, 2 items: Curtains
-A Pair of curtains. Cream with raised orange flowers and stitched green leaves. Each curtain 210cms width by 250cms drop on 7.5cms pencil pleat header tape. 40 euros the pair.
-A pair of curtains. Cream with faint cream pattern. Each curtain 200cms width by 250cms drop on 7.5cms pencil pleat header tape. 30 euros the pair.
Can be viewed at Caleta de Velez or Competa Campo off a tarmac road.
WhatsApp Christine (Competa) on 622166122.


Recommendations & Requests


Health insurance: Hi Digamites. Can anybody recommend a medical insurance firm as regards to becoming a resident in Spain? I have been quoted 888 euros for a year! I am 55 years old and have no idea if it’s a reasonable quote, many thanks in advance, Bruce. Benajarafe.
Email: bruceperry65AThotmailD0Tcom


News & Articles

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Andalusia stagnates above a thousand daily cases of coronavirus and adds another 41 deaths: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated:06/03/2021 20:43
-British strain leaves Almería, Granada, Cádiz and Jerez on level 3 alert
-Andalusian areas on level 2 Covid alert can buy high-proof alcohol until 9.30pm
-Andalusia has added 1,239 coronavirus infections this Saturday. This is much less than at the peak of the third wave, which reached almost 8,000 cases, but it also means that the community seems to be stuck at around a thousand cases a day. In fact, last Saturday the region recorded 200 fewer cases than today, which could indicate a change in the Andalusian data on the pandemic.
-Infections, which is where changes in the trend of the curve tracing the health crisis can first be seen, seem to have flattened out after weeks of vertical fall. Andalusia is seeing a plateau that may become more complicated in the coming weeks.
-For its part, the cumulative incidence rate of the autonomous community has fallen this day to 128.93 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, which is 1.97 points lower than the rate of 130.9 the day before. It is down, yes, but much less sharply than on previous days. As a reference, it is worth noting that Andalusia’s cumulative incidence dropped from almost 1,000 points to less than 200 in just four weeks. And in the last two weeks it has only dropped 70 points.
-In the case of deaths, this plateau can also be observed. This Saturday there were 41 deaths, a figure similar to the previous four days. However, Andalusia is still far from the more than 100 deaths it recorded weeks ago.
-The third factor that casts doubt on Saturday’s figures is in the hospitals. This Saturday there are 1,457 people hospitalised for coronavirus in Andalusia. This is 45 less than yesterday, a drop that is positive, yes, but it is the lowest for a Saturday since the end of January. In the case of the ICU there are 355 patients, one more than yesterday, Friday.
-Andalusia is in a complicated moment in epidemiological terms. The third wave is receding with less and less force and there may come a point when the tables turn and the timid negative values become more cases and admissions. Although this is not the scenario at the moment, the plateau that is being drawn at the moment invites us to keep an eye on the numbers of the health crisis in the coming days.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-estanca-encima-casos-diarios-coronavirus-y-suma-otros-41-muertos-202103061303_noticia.html


Spain releases first official figure on Covid victims in senior residences: 29,408 fatalities: Nearly 20,000 people in nursing homes died in the first four months of the pandemic with a confirmed diagnosis or compatible symptoms, but thanks to vaccination this number has plummeted. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-04/spain-releases-first-official-figure-on-covid-victims-in-senior-residences-29408-fatalities.html


Ground-Breaking Ruling For Business Struggling To Pay Rent: A Malaga court has made the pioneering decision to apply a little-known legal procedure to a business whose landlord refused to reduce the rent even though the owner of the company could prove that they had suffered severe financial loss as a result of Covid restrictions and could not possibly pay the amount owed. ‘Rebus sic stantibus’ states that legal contracts can be renegotiated or even terminated if there is a dramatic unexpected change in circumstances, such as the global coronavirus pandemic. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/07/ground-breaking-ruling-in-malaga-for-business-struggling-to-pay-rent/


Microsoft Services Hack Update- White House cites ‘active threat,’ urges action despite Microsoft patch: The White House on Sunday urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft Corp’s Outlook email program, saying a recent software patch still left serious vulnerabilities.
“This is an active threat still developing and we urge network operators to take it very seriously,” a White House official said, adding that top U.S. security officials were working to decide what next steps to take following the breach.
CNN on Sunday separately reported the Biden administration was forming a task force to address the hack. The White House official, in a statement, said the administration was making “a whole of government response.”
While Microsoft released a patch last week to shore up flaws in its email software, the remedy still leaves open a so-called back door that can allow access to compromised servers (and all accounts on those servers) and perpetuating further attacks by others. Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-microsoft/white-house-cites-active-threat-urges-action-despite-microsoft-patch-idUSKBN2AZ0OQ


Almuñecar News:
-Council announces €400,000 investment in training scheme for the unemployed. Empléate 2021 (Get Employed 2021) is a comprehensive action plan to improve employability through training in a range of different occupational workshops. Workshops will include: painting and construction, paving and masonry for urbanisation and auxiliary activities in nurseries and gardens. The registration period will be from March 8 to 22. To find out more, visit Almuñecar Council’s website.
-Free bus travel for Almuñecar pensioners. Mayor of Almuñecar, Trinidad Herrera Lorente, and Juan Pablo Fajardo of the Autocares Fajardo Group sealed the deal for a period of 10 years, and extendable for a further five, which will see free travel for pensioners registered in the municipality.
Sources: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/06/e400000-investment-in-training-scheme-for-the-unemployed/


Football News- Manchester City Falls to Manchester United: City’s proud winning run and long unbeaten run is over after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Manchester United. The Premier League leaders were caught cold after conceding a first minute penalty and never really recovered, going further behind just after the restart. Photo credit & Full article: https://www.mancity.com/news/mens/manchester-city-v-manchester-united-match-report-7-march-2021-63750734


iMac Pro DISCONTINUED- If you want to buy an iMac Pro, you’ll need to move quickly: The much-loved system is only available to buy “while supplies last” as Apple is discontinuing the high-end computer.
The only option for iMac Pro seekers looking to buy direct from Apple is the $4,999, 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W 27-inch base model, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD storage and 8GB Radeon Pro Vega 56. If you are happy with these specs, you’re unlikely to be happy about delivery times — there’s currently a three to four week delay between ordering and delivery. There is a chance that third-party sellers will have different options available, however. Full article: https://betanews.com/2021/03/07/apple-discontinues-imac-pro/#comments


‘It’s over’- Nigel Farage quits politics for good: Nigel Farage, the grassroots Brexit politician largely credited with pressuring David Cameron into having an EU referendum, has quit politics for good. Mr Farage was the leader of the UK Independence Party until he famously quit after the 2016 Leave vote.
However, he made a sensational return two years later to form the Brexit Party, which later became the Reform Party, as a reaction to the government’s negotiations with the European Union.
Now, it seems, he has finally had enough.
“There’s no going back – Brexit is done,” he told the Sunday Telegraph’s Chopper Politics podcast. Full article: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/nigel-farage-quits-politics-for-good-b922626.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?


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

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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

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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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