DigameXtra No. 1911 Saturday, March 27th, 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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Easter Holiday Info for Andalucia:
-March 28, Palm Sunday
-April 1, La Festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
-April 2, El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
– April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday


Daylight Savings Time 2021 Spain:
The Time Change from Winter Time to Daylight Savings Time will take place in Spain on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 2 in the morning. The clock jumps forward from 2 to 3 am.
Source: https://www.timechange.info/spain-2021/


Trapiche market is open this Tuesday 30th March 2021:
Easter special – raffle all proceeds going to AAR (Axarquia Animal Rescue)
It is 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, and have your haircut by Yolanda, British Wills and more…
Please view our Facebook page, it is being updated daily with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market
We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’d like more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164


Soul and Motown Magic show: Sat., April 3rd at 6pm
An evening with Johnny G featuring the hits from the Soul Greats of the 60s & 70s. With special guests Melissa Carver & The Soul Sisters.
Location- Fitzgerald’s in Nerja under the downtown Supersol by Nerja Town Bridge.
Over half of the tickets are now gone, don’t miss out, get your ticket at just €10 and Meal Deals from €5! Reserve your seat by telephoning Fitzgerald’s on 693700810, it’s time to once again enjoy yourself but in a safe way!
Limited capacity and all current safety measures in place.


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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.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
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.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick at CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Tv unit. Stained top & drawer with bronze handles chalk paint waxed Measurements W85.50 x 42 x 79cms
Price 95€
-2 matching wrought iron bar stools 90€ the pair
-4 bamboo chairs 60€
contact Jackie/ Nerja 672170429
info at Nerja household centre dot com


For Sale: Artist materials
A huge selection of artists material for sale. Water mixable colours, all new, pallet knives in a case, watercolour blocks, nut oil, 20 assorted new brushes, even a book to instruct the budding artist. 50€ Money going to TAIL Refuge near Lidl. Torrox. Sue, Torrox.
If interested please contact me 677322169 or
email maundfitch @ gmail dot com
Can meet in Torrox area.


For Sale: Chanson 24 Base Accordion, pearlized finish as new, the perfect ‘lockdown’ companion, €150 proceeds to animal charity. Wendy 711 044 085 (Benajarafe).


Wanted: Curl bar. VetiverSpain in Sayalonga is looking for a curl bar as you see in the photo.
Contact David: info at vetiverspain dot com
892 288 657


Recommendations & Requests


Translator / interpreter required for Monday: Is there anyone who is willing & able to translate for me at my health centre in Torre del Mar this coming Monday morning @ 10am. when I have an appointment. If you are able to assist please contact me by either
email: lynne gomm @ g mail dot com (no spaces)
or phone me on 628 820 311 or 951 066 690
Many thanks, Lynne. Velez Malaga.


News & Articles

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Andalusia has 1,320 coronavirus infections, worst Friday since mid-February: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es}
Updated 26/03/2021 20:05
-Andalusia has had 1,320 cases of coronavirus infection this Friday. This is the highest figure for a Friday since mid-February, more than a month ago. Although it is not yet a trend, this data does point to the fact that the pandemic, for now dormant on a plateau, could be timidly rebounding.
-However, it is too early to say for sure that the curve is rising. We will have to wait and see what data the next few days bring to confirm whether this Friday’s figure is the tone that the numbers will follow from now on or a statistical incidence.
-Where there is a clear trend is in the number of deaths. There are eleven on Friday, less than half the number of the same day last week. This is something that has been happening since last weekend. The number of reported fatalities has been halved, according to this week’s figures from the Department of Health and Families.
-And if it seems that the number of infections is rising timidly and unblocking the situation of stability in which they were plunged, in the case of hospitals the lethargy continues. The number of people admitted to hospital is much lower than it was weeks ago, when the number of discharges was 200 by 200. This Friday, in fact, there is a drop of only 21 people hospitalised, which leaves the total number of people admitted for coronavirus at 1,005.
-Lowering the thousand admitted remains an insurmountable barrier for now for the community, which also in the ICU does not fall strongly. In fact this Friday there are 244 admitted to intensive care, the same figure as yesterday. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-1320-contagios-coronavirus-peor-viernes-desde-mediados-febrero-202103261100_noticia.html


German Constitutional Court halts approval of EU-wide recovery funds: {From a long, rambling eldiario.es article, this is the first paragraph I have translated and posted. It contains the important points. For more details look at the references.}
The 750,000 million euros in European funds to overcome the social, economic and health crisis caused by the pandemic are at a standstill. And the €140 billion allocated to Spain, between loans and subsidies, are at risk. Or, at least, the deadlines to start receiving them. Spain has budgeted 27 billion from European recovery programs for this year, and expected to start receiving advances from the summer onwards.
Spanish original:
Weak English Translation of full article: https://spainsnews.com/german-constitutional-court-halts-approval-of-eu-wide-recovery-funds/


Amid looming threat of fourth wave in Spain, only half of 80-and-over age group is vaccinated: As the threat of a fourth wave of the coronavirus looms over Spain, many of the people most vulnerable to Covid-19 continue to be at risk of contracting the disease. Only 50% of the 80-and-over age group in Spain have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to an estimate by EL PAÍS based on figures provided by regional governments. The data indicates that around 1.2 million people who are 80 and over have been vaccinated. This figure does not include residents of care homes, a group that has been nearly completely immunized. The rate of vaccination of the 80-and-over population in Spain is slightly below the average in the European Union, where 55% of people in this age group have received their first shot.Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-25/amid-looming-threat-of-fourth-wave-in-spain-only-half-of-80-and-over-age-group-is-vaccinated.html


Further easing of Covid restrictions in Gibraltar as the incidence continues to fall: The curfew has been abolished, and bars and restaurants may remain open until 2am. From Sunday, masks will no longer have to be worn outdoors in Main Street and nearby streets, although they will still be obligatory in enclosed public places, shops and on public transport. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/gibraltar/202103/26/further-easing-covid-restrictions-20210326102946-v.html


Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair has announced new summer connections from Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport: The leading operator, by passenger numbers, at Malaga airport will have a flight twice a week to Menorca, another daily route to Belfast and another with two weekly flights to the Moroccan cities of Fez and Rabat. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/26/ryanair-announces-four-summer-20210326182210.html


Update- Malaga Tech Centers Expanding: Two new, large business parks are planned for the Malaga logistics sector, joining the Google Security Center in Malaga. The new logistics parks will cover more than 700,000 square metres in total. The largest is to be north of Churriana, close to Malaga Airport. It will be 490,304 square metres in size and the developers, the Alvores group from Almería, are calling it Parque Logístico T4. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/26/large-business-parks-planned-20210326103016-v.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?

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
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