DigameXtra No. 1897 Saturday, March 13th, 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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Due to the Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.


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


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Tony Roam Transport & Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
-Next Trip leaving UK to Spain 23rd March
-Next Trip leaving Spain to UK 7th April
Guaranteed Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
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Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
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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.
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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.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Small Wine fridge. Proficook PC-WC 1064 Wine cooler for up to 8 bottles, input power 70W and net capacity of 23 l and digital Led display. Dim: 28 x 42 x 28 cm, weight 8. 8 kg. In excellent condition. Location Torrox. Please Whatsapp Eline on 627 871 532.


Wanted: To buy please, a usb-c to Ethernet adapter. Can collect Nerja/Torrox area. Tony, Nerja
sjc2714 at gmail dot com
WappTxt +49 174 526 8474


Recommendations & Requests


Lost: Hiya, I know its probably a very long shot but i lost a Pandora charm bracelet thats very special to me on Thursday around the Torrox Costa area if anyone has found it.
Thanks so much, Tiffany torrox
WhatsApp 643474726


Planning a series of programs: Hola Digamites: We are planning a series of programs to be offered to the community in El Morche on Wednesdays at 11am, starting soon. We aim to encourage people to join us, to have a fun place to meet, and to be enriched with intellectually stimulating exchanges. Also, if there is a topic you would like to present and/or demonstrate, we also like to hear from you because we could create a speakers’ bureau. We invite you to send us your ideas. So far, we are preparing a monthly quiz, and toying with an inter-cambio with a different twist, the study of one French song a day, Spanish culture and history, or Spanish pronunciation, etc. Please send your input to Norma / El Morche at
norma2kk@aol.com ; Mil gracias!


Aluminium Windows: A thank you to everyone who got in touch with me Re New Aluminium Windows, I am still following up advice the information was very helpfull. Patricia, Frigiliana


News & Articles

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Brussels fails in second attempt to revive vaccination pace: {Summary, translated from elpais.com}
-Europe’s vaccination campaigns are once again being derailed by failures in the distribution of doses, doubts about the side effects of some doses, and bickering between some member states. The main problems revolve around repeated failures by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to meet the agreed delivery schedule.
-The company has acknowledged that it will miss its first quarter target, despite having already revised it downwards by more than 60% to 40 million doses. The new figures point to a delivery of 30 million, a 25% cut. Some EU sources suggest that the figure could be even lower. For the second quarter, AstraZeneca says it will only deliver 70 million doses out of the 180 million planned. In total, the company is aiming to deliver 100 million doses in the first half of the year, it said in a statement released on Friday.
-AstraZeneca’s new fiasco caps off a turbulent week, which began with the acknowledgement that not all of the expected vaccines will be distributed in the second quarter either. The European Commission, based on data from pharmaceutical companies, has revised estimates from 380 million doses to 300 million, almost a quarter less.
-The second-quarter cutback comes despite the Commission’s marketing authorisation for Janssen’s vaccine, the fourth in the EU portfolio and the first to be administered in a single dose. Brussels had hoped the new drug would help speed up vaccination campaigns. However, the pharmaceutical company (owned by US multinational Johnson & Johnson) has already indicated that the first deliveries to the EU will not arrive until the second half of April. “Right now we don’t have a single vaccine in stock,” said Johan Van Hoof, head of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine division.
-The Commission has booked up to 1.86 billion doses with the four companies that have a licensed vaccine in Europe (BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen). The EU body used a budget of 2.6 billion euros to pay six companies (the four licensed companies plus CureVac and Sanofi-GSK) to produce the EU-bound doses in advance, without waiting for the green light from the European Medicines Agency. The aim was for the vials to start flowing into member states as soon as the agency validated the vaccines. But only Germany’s BioNTech and its industrial partner, US-based Pfizer, appear to have met this commitment. The delivery schedule for the rest remains uncertain.
Source, Spanish: https://elpais.com/sociedad/2021-03-12/bruselas-fracasa-en-su-segundo-intento-de-reflotar-el-ritmo-de-vacunacion.html


Amid vaccine shortage Andalucía halts use of 1,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines, others in short supply: These AstraZeneca vaccines are stopped as a result of the blood clot incidents reported in Austria. The Junta has decided to keep this batch of vaccines on “stand-by” until the findings of the EMA are known.
-Aguirre has also reported that the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) has received, this Friday, “less than half of the expected doses” of the AstraZeneca vaccine and went on to announced that the new Janssen vaccine, recently authorised by the European Union, will not arrive “until April and there will be few.”
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202103/12/andalucia-pulls-astrazeneca-vaccines-20210312113510.html


WHO grants emergency use listing for the Covid vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson: The World Health Organization granted an emergency use listing Friday for the coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson, meaning the one-dose shot can now theoretically be used as part of the international COVAX effort to distribute vaccines globally, including to poor countries without any supplies.
In a statement, the U.N. health agency said “the ample data from large clinical trials” shows the J&J vaccine is effective in adult populations. The emergency use listing comes a day after the European Medicines Agency recommended the shot be given the green light across the 27-country European Union. Full article: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/grants-emergency-approval-shot-jj-covid-vaccine-76417565


Italy to shut shops and schools amid infection spike: Residents in Italy’s “red-zone” regions will be required to stay home except for work, health or other essential reasons. From Monday, schools, shops and restaurants will shut in more than half of Italy, including the two most populous regions containing Rome and Milan, with PM Mario Draghi warning of a “new wave” of the coronavirus outbreak.
For three days over Easter, 3-5 April, there will be a total shutdown. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56382608


Hundreds could be affected by residency rejections over health insurance dates: A group campaigning for the rights of Britons in Spain after Brexit has called for urgent action from the authorities as “hundreds” of British nationals are set to be rejected as new Spanish residents.
Brexpats in Spain claim there have been misunderstandings over the start dates of applicants’ private health policies. The problem is particularly evident in Malaga and Alicante provinces.
The terms of the Withdrawal Agreement say that this healthcare cover needed to be valid from when the British national started living in Spain as a resident.
According to Brexpats in Spain, there could be hundreds of Britons caught out as their private policies were only dated to start from 1 January 2021, once the transition period after Brexit ended, instead of starting on a date up to 31 December 2020. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/12/hundreds-could-affected-residency-20210312104911-v.html


Andalucía’s first case of the South African strain of the coronavirus is reported: Andalusian Health Minister, Jesús Aguirre, confirmed it was identified in a patient from Granada, who was admitted to hospital on 25 February, who had been working for a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Equatorial Guinea. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202103/12/andalucia-first-case-south-20210312120942.html


Infectious Equine Virus In Spain’s Valencia Has Now Reached Six Autonomies and Eight Countries: The outbreak of equine rhinopneumonitis confirmed in the Valencia Community on February 22, has apparently now spread to eight different countries. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/09/infectious-equine-virus-in-spains-valencia-has-now-reached-six-autonomies-and-eight-countries/


Rincón de la Victoria Streets Resurfacing Begins: Works get underway this week, starting with the execution of resurfacing works in Avenida de la Torre, after which they will move on to do the same in a dozen streets altogether in the four urban centres of the municipality. Works will also be carried out on some sections of the Lavadero lane and the Lower Los Morenos lane, and the project is scheduled to finish in calle Mistral, Manuel Barón, Salvador Dalí and the overpass in calle Verdial.
Pavements, including the corresponding horizontal signaling, will also be refurbished where required, and in some cases, the replacement of manhole covers, shafts, and gratings. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/12/rincon-de-la-victoria-streets-resurfacing-begins/


Fakebook To Jam In Even More Ads: Facebook has started displaying ads in users’ News Feeds. You may not be seeing them yet as the company is rolling them out gradually, like it does for all its changes.
These new ads are marked as “Featured,” which could be confusing given that Facebook has always used the word “Sponsored” for its ads. Currently, Facebook uses the verb “feature” for making content on a user’s Timeline bigger and more prominent.
Last month, a Facebook spokesperson said the company hoped to “show people no more than one Sponsored Story in their News Feeds per day.” This is no longer the case, as Facebook now says you may see more Featured stories “if you visit your News Feed a lot.”
Facebook may have chosen “Featured” over “Sponsored” for these new ads since these stories are not simply paid for by advertisers. The stories must be related to friends and/or Pages which users have previously Liked. In other words, you won’t see these ads appearing organically in your News Feed- they need to be linked to you in one or more ways. (As determined by the very Artificial Intelligence snoops whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed in his video I posted in yesterday’s issue. -Ed.)
Full article: https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-starts-displaying-ads-in-the-news-feed/


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:


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

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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