DigameXtra No. 1903 Friday, March 19th, 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/



Naythan publishes his 1000th issue, #1909, in just 8 days!
My how time flies.
To recognize this occasion, for the days leading up to that 1000th issue, DigameXtra is having a fund raising drive to help cover some recent equipment expenses.

DigameXtra Donation Info- The preferred method of donation is to drop off cash at the DigameXtra workshop in Torrox Costa, near the bus station, email for address and map. I have a secure mailbox at the door for drop-offs. Alternatively, you may use an Amazon ES eGift card to send in donations.
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Daily Donations Tally
Monday, March 15th = €30 (Competa)
Tuesday, March 16th = €15 (Torrox Campo)
Wednesday, March 17th = €50 (Rincon de la Victoria) + €15 (Caleta de Velez)
Thursday, March 18 = €10 (Competa) + €10 (Canillas de Aceituno?) + €20 (Cash) + €5 (Cash)

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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.


ReOpening- Bea’s Postamt: From today we reopen at 7pm.
Music & Cocktail Bar. BLQ 80, Torrox Costa.  FB Page


Unconfirmed- Nerja Rastro Sunday Am Market returns from 21st March?: In the normal place where we have Tue & Sun Am Market. (Just a FB post, not submitted to me by the organizer.) FB Page


Live music with Light Lunch: Sat., Mar 20th 2pm. Chiringuito Tropy, Caleta de Velez. FB Page


Services Wanted/Offered

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Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! Reopening soon. Call for info.
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. Winter hours with current curfew: Thursday thru Sunday 13.00-17.00. Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. For reservation call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



Malagalingo: Don’t worry about being confined, we have some plans for you!
Malagalingo wants to help you to speak Spanish while you enjoy being at home
Online or Onsite
From absolute Beginner to Advance
You can meet new people and speak Spanish in a very relaxed way
We offer group and one to one lessons.
Message us and we will give you more information about all our options, don’t let boredom come to your house!
Web: https://malagalingo.com
Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493



Casa Magel B&B: The borders are opening
Freedom is coming.
Casa Magel is open for business and is again offering their very popular special stays.
-2 nights B&B, with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine at a cost of 130€ for 2 staying in an en- suite bedroom.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine, plus tapas and drinks, in a local bar or in house, at a cost of 175€ for 2 staying in an en-suite room.
-Extra nights 50€ per night
-As an extra this year we are offering the chance for guests on the 3 night stay to either paint a ceramic tile or paint a t-shirt. We supply the paints and tiles with instruction or bring a t-shirt and we will show how to paint a personal memento (great for covering a stubborn stain!!). The extra cost will be 25€ for each person. Check out www.mehoward31.wixsite.com/art-el-valle
Our breaks are great for presents or to celebrate a special occasion.
Come to Casa Magel, enjoy comfortable well decorated rooms, wonderful mountain views, good food, and friendly hosts.
We have an outside fully equipped Andalucian kitchen exclusively for guests use, with meals & drinks to purchase or bring your own.
Casa Magel is the right place to come to relax and enjoy the freedom of our lovely countryside, lots of wonderful walks and close to the Camino Del Rey in El Chorro. Or spend a day sightseeing in the beautiful town of Antequera which has the most churches in Spain, 27 in all.
So much to appreciate after being cooped up for so long. We have lots of room for safe distancing, all hygiene measures are taken.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
Tel: 722879503


Andale Livery-Riding Centre: Open 7 days a week near Nerja for Mountain and Beach rides any age from 3 yrs old (We have miniature ponies) and all adults from complete beginners to experienced all levels catered for. WhatsApp us 671 229 762. We also give lessons. FB Page


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE Organic & Aromatic Skincare for 40+
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices
Subscribe to Moonette’s Newsletter or follow us on FB / Instagram to get updates and exclusive offers
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help:
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102. Follow us on Instagram @moonetteskincare.
Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Bamboo drinks trolley Price 30€
-Black synthetic relax chair with matching stool slight wear Price 35€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at Nerja household centre dot com


For Sale: Rustic table with four chairs. €120
Buyer must collect in Algarrobo Costa.
Please call Henning Tel.681 040 976


For Sale: Solid Oak dining table & chairs. 5′ x 2′ 9″, 6′ 6″ long when extended. Plus 4 solid oak high back chairs (distressed leather finish to seat and back) 100€. Reasonable condition, recently transported from UK, only reason for selling is we can’t find room in our new house! More pics on request. Buyer to collect.
Simon, Torrox Campo (only 800m out of pueblo, concrete road), call or WhatsApp +44 7976 714741 or
Email: sigillyespana@gmail.com


FREE: King sized double mattress 150 X200, 3 years old, lightweight. Husband says it is too hard. I find it very comfy. Good condition. Free to anyone who can collect from La Vinuela. If the mattress doesn’t go, he’s up next! Sue.
Email: sueaked@hotmail.com
Or WhatsApp on 697299345


Wanted to Rent: Looking for a long term rental for me and my 2 smaller older dogs. Need a terrace as the like sitting out. Anywhere in Torrox. Can only afford around €200 a month. Maybe you have something standing empty and would rather have some rent and it looked after. Please email me if you have something. Thank you, Sara, Torrox
Email: saraprior@ymail.com


News & Articles

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The euthanasia law passes today the last stage in Congress: {Summary, translated from elpais.com}
Spain will join the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Canada on Thursday as one of the first countries to regulate euthanasia. In Portugal, the Constitutional Court has opposed the law, while in Colombia, the practice is legal, according to a Constitutional Court ruling, but is not regulated. In New Zealand, the law is scheduled to come into force in November. In parts of the United States and Australia the practice is also permitted. The law, which will be ratified by Congress on Thursday, will come into force in three months’ time. To apply, the person must “suffer from a serious and incurable disease or a serious, chronic and disabling condition”.
Unlike the other laws in force, the Spanish law, which is much more protective, establishes a series of steps that can delay the process, from the moment the patient requests it, for more than a month. It begins with the patient’s request, which must be made in writing twice within 15 days. This request must make it clear that the decision is not “the result of any external pressure”.
From this second lawsuit, the patient’s physician must move the request to a commission, that will determine which two professionals, outside the case, examine the request, and, subsequently, will approve or reject the decision that these two specialists to take. The law does not set the composition of this committee, except that it must consist of at least seven people, with specialists from legal, medical, and nursing. This commission should respond in 19 days.
Source, Spanish: https://elpais.com/sociedad/2021-03-18/la-ley-de-eutanasia-pasa-hoy-el-ultimo-tramite-en-el-congreso.html


Coronavirus test centre opens at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport this week: The new service, located in the departure terminal, will be operational from this week.
Online reservations for prior appointments can be made through their website http://www.travelcovidtestcenter.com avoiding queues and unnecessary waiting.
The cost for the PCR test is 58.60 euros and 28.60 euros for an antigen test. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/travel/202103/18/coronavirus-test-centre-opens-20210318101228.html


EU agency- AstraZeneca vaccine safe, will add clot warning: In its findings Thursday, the EMA said the overall number of clotting events of various sorts reported since the rollout is lower than what would be expected in the general population.
(The groups receiving the jabs so far were not representitive of the general population, so this is a false comparison. A great many receiving the jab were healthy younger people working in high risk groups, who would be at very low risk of clots in normal circumstances. The clots appearing in this low clot-risk group are what needs to be investigated. -Ed.)
But those very common clots (there are very common clots?) aren’t the kind causing concern. Instead, the EMA said it will continue to look closely at two rare types of blood clots. It cited seven reports of a type that appears in multiple blood vessels and 18 reports of a kind called cerebral venous thrombosis, which occurs in a vein that drains blood from the brain.
That’s out of the 20 million people who have received at least one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Britain and the EU.
Most of those cases were in people younger than 55 and the majority were women, the EMA said.
Experts said it will be critical to uncover if something predisposed those people to these rare clots. For example, before the pandemic, the brain-related clots almost always occurred in people with certain risk factors such as taking birth control pills, or any of a list of underlying conditions that affect clotting. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/eu-regulator-review-astrazeneca-shot-blood-clot-links-437190969ed016e40bdfcbb4b63fc7a9


Norwegian experts say deadly blood clots were caused by the AstraZeneca covid vaccine: “Our theory that this is a powerful immune response most likely triggered by the vaccine, has been confirmed”, says professor and chief physician Pål Andre Holme. Three Norwegian health workers under the age of 50 have been hospitalized. One is dead. “We have the reason. Nothing but the vaccine can explain why these individuals had this immune response”, he states.
The Norwegian Medicines Agency does not wish to comment on the conclusions from Oslo University Hospital. “We have to look at the results first, I don’t want to comment on this now”, says Medical Director Steinar Madsen to NTB, The Norwegian News Agency. Full article: https://sciencenorway.no/covid19/norwegian-experts-say-deadly-blood-clots-were-caused-by-the-astrazeneca-covid-vaccine/1830510


Spain probing three blood clot cases in recipients of AstraZeneca vaccine: The Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday said it is investigating three cases of thrombosis among recipients of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, one of whom has died. One of the cases was reported on Monday, and the other two on Tuesday.
The Spanish Medicines and Health Products Agency (AEMPS) is underscoring that thrombosis, or the formation of clots inside blood vessels, “can also occur among the general population.”
But the ministry’s statement adds that “all three cases share the peculiarity that the thrombosis events were associated with lower blood platelet counts. This fact could suggest an abnormal activation of the coagulation system (…caused by the jab…) that might be associated with the formation of blood clots in locations that are unusual.” Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-17/spain-probing-three-blood-clot-cases-in-recipients-of-astrazeneca-vaccine.html


Eight Spanish Police officers admitted to hospital after vaccine: A 44yr old National Police officer in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, was admitted to hospital with heart spasms following AstraZeneca vaccine. The officer was vaccinated on Wednesday, March 10, and a few days later he began to complain of ear problems that led to a perforated eardrum.
He was admitted to the HLA Jerez Puerta del Sur last Saturday, suffering from heart spasms. According to local Spanish news source, Andalucia Informacion, the police union Jupol confirmed that the man had no previous illnesses.
-Jupol also reported the case of a National Police officer who suffered from facial paralysis and has also received the vaccine, although the officer has not been admitted to hospital.
Another officer was admitted to hospital in Cadiz with thrombophlebitis following the vaccine.
-Two National Police officers in Madrid, another two National Police officers and a Guardia Civil in Valencia, and a member of the Basque police force, the Ertzaintza, have also been admitted to hospital following the vaccine for different complications. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/19/national-police-officer-admitted-to-hospital-in-jerez-after-vaccine/


Paris goes into lockdown as COVID-19 variant rampages: France imposed a month-long lockdown on Paris and parts of the north after a faltering vaccine rollout and spread of highly contagious coronavirus variants forced President Emmanuel Macron to shift course. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-france-idUSKBN2BA2FT


Football News:
-Manchester United beat AC Milan to reach Europa League quarterfinals: Manchester United reached the Europa League quarterfinals after a brilliantly-taken Paul Pogba goal earned them a 1-0 win at AC Milan to secure a 2-1 aggregate victory in their last-16 tie on Thursday. Source: https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=595524
-Villarreal are through to the last eight of the Europa League after defeating Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 at Estadio de la Ceramica tonight (Thursday 18), in the second-leg of their round of 16 tie with the Ukrainians, to seal a very convincing 4-0 aggregate win for the team from Castellón.
-Granada lose to Molde however still make it thru to quaterfinals. Molde took the victory 2-1 on the night thanks to a penalty goal from Eirik Hestad in the 90th minute, but it is the club from Andalucía who go through to the draw for the quarter-finals. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/18/villareal-join-granada-two-spanish-teams-europa-league-last-eight/

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
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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