DigameXtra No. 1898 Sunday, March 14th, 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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Dana & Gianni: Live in concert Sunday 14th of March from 3pm. Bio Beach club, El Morche, Torrox.
Jazz, blues, soul…international and originals songs.
Info and booking 657 36 45 95 (dana10marzo@gmail.com)

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Band Wants Gigs: Please give a Gnome a gig
(a Gnome is not just for Christmas!)
The Stolen Gnomes– lively songs and tunes, Soul, Blues and Popular songs with a Celtic twist, available for bookings.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Lawn Mower Petrol Engine. In very good condition.
Brand is Hurricane. Price €175
Lizet, Torrox Costa, Tel. 676933241


SOLD- For Sale: 90cm round smoked glass table on chrome pedestal. Space needed so just €30. Buyer to collect from easy access house Almayate village.
Contact JeanB 


For Sale, 2 items:
-2x 4.2metre fishing rods. Complete with reels. Excellent condition. Complete with Rod stands and carrying bag. Price for rod and reels 100 euros. Will sell separately at 60 and 40 euros.
-Carrying bag seat and rod stands 25euros.
Ring Dennis on 657116294 (Caleta)


News & Articles

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Covid infections fall below 1,000 in Andalusia and ICU admissions drop: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 13/03/2021 19:03
-The pandemic is showing signs of slowing down in Andalusia, where the latest data on new infections and hospitalisations are in line with those before the third wave began, after the Christmas holidays.
-The Regional Ministry of Health and Families reports this Saturday that, currently, 1,159 patients confirmed with Covid-19 remain hospitalised in Andalusian hospitals (21 less than on Friday), of which 286 are in ICU (Intensive Care Units), 22 less. You have to go back to the first half of January to find better records.
-Hospital pressure continues to fall on a day in which the spread of infections has been significantly reduced. Thus, in the last 24 hours, 890 new positives have been confirmed by PCR and rapid antigen tests, a record that falls below one thousand after two days above this level.
-In the last 24 hours, the pandemic has left 22 new deaths in the autonomous community (7 in Huelva, 4 in Seville and Cadiz, 3 in Malaga, 2 in Almeria, 1 in Cordoba and Jaen and none in Granada).
-In cumulative data, the balance of the pandemic, which was declared just over a year ago, leaves 8,895 dead in Andalusia, 486,380 infected and 354,292 recovered.
-Health also reports on the progress of the vaccination campaign in the autonomous region, where 1,088,716 doses have already been administered and 348,273 people have already been immunised, having received the two prescribed vials.
-The 14-day cumulative incidence rate in Andalusia (cases of coronavirus diagnosed in the last two weeks per 100,000 inhabitants) is 121.4, according to the latest data updated by the regional Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), a proportion of Covid-19 patients that is below the national average, which is 130.51.
-This indicator is a basic indicator of whether the pandemic is under control or far from it. It is calculated by dividing the number of cases appearing in a period by the number of individuals free of the disease at the beginning of the period.
-There are two provinces that exceed the regional average rate, Almería (221) and Granada (179.9), precisely where, according to the health authorities, the greatest presence of the British strain of the virus, the most contagious, has been detected. The next highest incidence was detected in Cordoba (122), followed by Seville (119), Cadiz (101.5), Malaga (98), Jaen (95) and at a great distance Huelva (48.5).
-By communities, the spread of infections ranges from 224.84 in Madrid, 177.75 in Asturias and 175.52 in the Basque Country, maximums and 50.56 in the Valencian Community, 48.11 in the Balearic Islands and 46.08 in Extremadura, minimums. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-contagios-covid-bajan-millar-andalucia-ultimo-y-reducen-ingresos-202103131213_noticia.html


Europe Confronts a Covid-19 Rebound as Vaccine Hopes Recede: The European Union’s fight against Covid-19 is stuck in midwinter, even as spring and vaccinations spur hope of improvement in the U.S. and U.K.
Contagion is rising again in much of the EU, despite months of restrictions on daily life, as more-virulent virus strains outpace vaccinations. A mood of gloom and frustration is settling on the continent, and governments are caught between their promises of progress and the bleak epidemiological reality.
So far, there is nothing like the acute hospital crisis that overwhelmed healthcare systems in parts of Italy and Spain a year ago. Instead, the bloc’s public-health crisis has become chronic, with authorities struggling constantly to tamp down the flames. Full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/europe-confronts-a-covid-19-rebound-as-vaccine-hopes-recede-11615558520


German COVID cases could revisit December peak in April:
German health experts warned on Saturday against any further easing of coronavirus lockdown measures as the number of cases jumped again, raising the possibility that infections could again reach peaks seen around Christmas by mid-April. Full article: https://news.trust.org/item/20210313131558-9pe16


Three people in Norway treated for “bleeding, blood clots” after AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots: Norway halted the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday, following a similar move by Denmark. Iceland later followed suit. All three individuals were under the age of 50.
“They have very unusual symptoms: bleeding, blood clots and a low count of blood platelets,” Steinar Madsen, Medical Director at the Norwegian Medicines Agency told broadcaster NRK.
Before Denmark and Norway stopped their rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Austria stopped using a batch of the shots while investigating a death from coagulation disorders and an illness from a pulmonary embolism. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-norway/three-health-workers-who-received-astrazeneca-vaccine-treated-for-blood-clots-norway-says-idUSKBN2B50GZ


Bronze age burial site in Spain suggests women were among rulers: Researchers in Murcia find exquisite objects at women’s graves later used as sites for elite warrior burials.
A burial site found in Spain – described by archaeologists as one of the most lavish bronze age graves discovered to date in Europe – has sparked speculation that women may have been among the rulers of a highly stratified society that flourished on the Iberian peninsula until 1550BC.
Since 2013, a team of more than a dozen researchers have been investigating the site of La Almoloya in the southern Spanish region of Murcia.
The society, which thrived from 2200BC onwards, was highly organised with a wealthy elite that was probably sustained by some sort of tax system. “In western Europe there was nothing of the like,” said Risch, pointing to the rest of Spain where people at the time were living in self-sufficient communities of 50 to 100 people.
By the 16th century BC, all of El Argar’s settlements were abandoned, believed to have been racked by internal uprisings. “Shortly after the woman dies, the whole settlement is burned down,” said Risch. “And not until the Greeks and Phoenicians arrive on the Iberian peninsula did we see anything similar, either in architecture or in political dimension.”
Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/11/bronze-age-burial-site-in-spain-suggests-women-were-among-rulers


Bitcoin Rebound- Passes $60,000 For First Time: The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $60,012 at 11:49 GMT before dipping back down below the $60,000 mark, according to the website CoinMarketCap. Source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/bitcoin-passes-60-000-for-first-time-2390104

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
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