DigameXtra No. 1899 Monday, March 15th, 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/



Naythan publishes his 1000th issue, #1909, in just 10 days!
My how time flies.
To recognize this momentous occasion, for the days leading up to that 1000th issue, DigameXtra is having a fund raising drive.
I would also like to thank the previous Editor, Jane, for all her work producing the first 909 issues, and establishing DigameXtra as the leading expat newsletter in Axarquia.

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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. 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
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.
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


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.


Wanted: Pool Cleaner. We urgently need, due to our own incapacity brought on by too many years, someone to look after our pool. A weekly visit during the summer months, and fortnightly in winter. We really need someone with
experience of pool cleaning, and if you think you can help, we would much appreciate hearing from you in the first instance at
Email: melbury75@gmail.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
Rental apartment available for winter let.
Lovely Penthouse apartment in El Morche, available from October 2021 until April 2022.
-Two bedrooms
-Secure parking
-Large sunny roof terrace
-Two minute walk to the beach
Minimum 3 months rental.
€550 per month plus electricity usage. No agency fee to pay.
BB/Selling a property or have a property you are thinking of renting out?/BB
Please contact us for a no obligation chat Email: info@blucee.com
Phone or WhatsApp us on +34 711 04 27 27
Please contact us we would love to help you.
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
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For Sale: Beautiful modern Glass Coffee table 40 euros.
145cm long, 85cm wide, 51 cm high. In excellent condition.
Patricia, Torrox Costa. Buyer collects. 952 531156 or
email: patricianerja at hotmail dot com


For Sale: Cream leather 3 seater sofa. 2.6 mtr in length used but in good condition no tears of any sort cushions back and seating all zip off, price 75 Euro.
Buyer must collect Canillas de Albaida no track just of main road. Contact Rob 634313809
Email: robbers 1551@ gmail dot com no spaces


No Longer Available For Sale: Samsung M31 smartphone. Dual sim, Android 11, 6.4″. Camera 64 mega pixels, 6 GB ram, 64 GB ROM, Battery 6000 mAh. Black, it’s 2 months old in excellent condition bought on Amazon.es 200 euro call Erika 635149472 Torrox


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


SOLDFor 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 


News & Articles

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Andalucia COVID News: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es}
Updated 14/03/2021, 23:40
-The Regional Minister for Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, has warned this Sunday of two cases under study in Andalusia that could be of the South African variant of Covid-19, which would be added to the case already confirmed with this strain, and has called for caution. “New variants are new complications,” he said.
In an interview on Canal Sur Radio on the one-year anniversary of the decree of the first state of alarm in Spain as a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the minister explained that there are two people arriving from Tanzania and Senegal who are awaiting the results of the test for Covid-19.
Aguirre stressed the importance of isolating these people and tracing their contacts. “New variants are new complications,” he said.
-Against this, he emphasised the “great hope” of the vaccine against Covid-19, of which he hopes to have 300,000 doses per week in April, which would be “a month of take-off” in the administration of doses. However, he regretted the “uneasiness” caused by “not having a certain number of vaccines”, which leads to altering the groups and vaccination plans.
-He pointed out that Pfizer has confirmed some 190,000 doses per week in April, to which should be added those sent by Moderna and the latest approved by Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), although he has “little hope” that a large quantity of the latter will arrive.
-He also stressed that “the clearest solution is the vaccine” and pointed out that there are no hospital admissions among the elderly population in homes that have been vaccinated. “After a year they are going out on the street, seeing their relatives and we have no positives,” he stressed. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-estudian-nuevos-casos-cepa-sudafricana-andalucia-nuevas-variantes-nuevas-complicaciones-202103141808_noticia.html


New Study- People with blood type A are more likely to test positive for the novel coronavirus: New evidence shows that the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2, is highly attracted to the blood type A antigen expressed in the respiratory tract. Full article: https://ashpublications.org/bloodadvances/article/5/5/1305/475250/The-SARS-CoV-2-receptor-binding-domain


World COVID News
-Irish authorities recommended use of the AstraZeneca vaccine be halted temporarily, amid reports of “serious blood clotting events” from the Norwegian Medicines Agency, though there’s no conclusion of a link between the vaccine and the cases. The suspension has not been formally implemented yet, but the government has always followed its advisors’ recommendations up to now.
-Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine will start being distributed in Europe from late April, with a target of 200 million doses in the region by the end of summer. The company is teaming with other laboratories to produce its vaccine, including Sanofi Pasteur in France
-Dubai is conducting a clinical trial on 2,500 patients to assess the accuracy of a breath test to detect the virus within one minute. The test is developed by the National University of Singapore’s Breathonix Pte Ltd., which previously conducted a Singapore-based pilot study that involved 180 patients and achieved a sensitivity of 93% and specificity of 95% with a machine learning algorithm.
-Japan is reportedly mulling an end to the virus emergency in the Tokyo area amid falling hospitalization rates. The move would help pave the way for the Tokyo Olympics committee to consider allowing as much as 50% of spectator capacity at game venues this summer, according to the Sankei newspaper. Sankei cited a cabinet minister as saying the emergency may have lost its effectiveness in improving the situation.


IPTV News- Texas Man Ordered to Pay $1.6 Million Damages for Selling 10 Pirate IPTV Boxes on Facebook: The court agreed that the man sold at least ten pirate TV boxes via Facebook. “Screenshots of the defendant’s Facebook profiles for his business show that he has boasted about selling the TV boxes to eight different customers, and ABS’s investigator ordered and received the TV boxes from the defendant twice,” Judge Brown writes. “The minimum penalty of $10,000 for each of the defendant’s ten violations, for a total of $100,000, is just and reasonable to achieve the statutory goals of compensating ABS, punishing the defendant, and deterring others from engaging in such misconduct in the future.”
The largest damages amount comes from the trademark infringements, which violate the Lanham Act. ABS-CBN requested a total of $1,500,000 in statutory damages, which the court deemed reasonable as well. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/texas-man-ordered-to-pay-1-6-million-damages-for-selling-pirate-boxes-on-facebook-210314/


Football News- FA Cup final to be used as pilot event for spectator return: The FA Cup final and the World Snooker Championship will be among a group of sporting and cultural events used as pilots to test the large-scale return of spectators to venues.
The FA Cup final on May 15 is the most high-profile of the events announced by DCMS. Decisions on capacity for any of the events have not yet been taken. Full article: https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/other/fa-cup/news/fa-cup-final-to-be-used-as-pilot-event-for-spectator-return_439173.html


Nerja Tells Companies to Apply for Tourism Certificate: The news was announced by the Councillor for Tourism, Gema Garcia, who said: “The council is going to offer advice so that more local companies linked to this important sector of our economy benefit from this free badge that recognizes effort in the continuous improvement of the services offered to our visitors.” Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/13/nerja-tells-companies-to-apply-for-tourism-certificate/


Bad News For Bitcoin Despite Value Surge: In what some see as a coming trend, India will propose a law banning cryptocurrencies, fining anyone trading in the country or even holding such digital assets, a senior government official told Reuters, in a potential blow to millions of investors piling into the red-hot asset class. If the ban becomes law, India would be the first major economy to make holding cryptocurrency illegal. Even China, which has banned mining and trading, does not penalise possession. An India government panel in 2019 recommended jail of up to 10 years on people who mine, generate, hold, sell, transfer, dispose of, issue or deal in cryptocurrencies. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-cryptocurrency-ban/india-to-propose-cryptocurrency-ban-penalising-miners-traders-source-idUSKBN2B60R0


Lottery- El Gordo de la Primitiva draw on Sunday March 14, 2021: The result of Gordo de la Primitiva Today’s Sunday, March 14, 2021 is: 20, 32, 34, 39 and 48, the key number being 4. Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-draw-on-sunday-march-14-2021/


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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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
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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

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