DigameXtra No. 1913 Monday, March 29th, 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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What’s On

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Easter Holiday Info for Andalucia:
-April 1, La Festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
-April 2, El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
– April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday


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 and we have had new stocks in, from Wilbur smith to Stephen Leather, plenty of choice for gentlemen readers. 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.
Please remember to sanitise your hands on coming in and sign in. Signing in is just a precaution in case I need to contact you.
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


Starved For Culture? This upcoming show has been getting excellent reviews. Malaga is just a short drive to see a group making waves on the international music scene. Personally, I am happy to see any group of live musicians getting this much attention these days.
Concert- Salut Salon in The Magic of Dreams:
Quartet from Hamburg, Concerts of classical, stunts, humor.
Teatro del Soho CaixaBank, May 15, 2021, 8PM.
Location- Calle Cordoba 13 29001 Málaga
+34 952 42 91 73
Acclaimed in the world, concerts exhausted in all of Europe, Israel, Asia and the US, and more than 28 million views on the Youtube channel are just a few of the successes that have garnered these four virtuous, which have transformed the concept of chamber music. Through its two violins, a piano and a cello, arrangements of classical music, soundtracks, tango and other popular genres in addition to their own songs are performed with great technical brilliance and a passionate mood.
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Info & Tix


The Blue Stompers live at Bar Allioli: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2 PM. An amazing gem of a Bar hidden in the Serrania de Ronda. We are happy to announce our first concert for this year live at Bar Allioli in Jimera de Libar, Ronda, be sure not to miss out on this great opportunity for some incredible Blues and Boogie Music direct to you.
Plaza San Roque Estación Jimera De Líbar 29392 FB Page


Services Wanted/Offered

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Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!


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.


ADESLAS Health Insurance & Services:
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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
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section



Borrow or buy: DC desk power supply 0 to 30 volts. Need to balance my new batteries. Happy to buy or borrow.
Also Looking for a 24v charger.
Kind regards john 643943845
Email: johnprice752 at hotmail.com


Wanted: Turf. Looking for Turf to purchase.
Is there anywhere in the Canillas de Albaida/ Nerja area that stocks and sells turf.
Please contact Kevin, Canillas de Albaida
Email: kevin.greensmith@ gmail.com
Or WhatsApp 634328089.


Recommendations & Requests


Recommended: Reliable Handy Man. I can recommend him for house clearances and all household jobs/chores- plumbing, electrics, painting, repairs, collection or delivery, cleaning, etc. For Spanish call 646 888 422 or English 601 640 441 Nerja based
Submitted by Zoe, Nerja, zoegodberAToutlookD0Tcom


Semana Santa Torrox 2021: Photo from Ayuntamiento de Torrox https://www.facebook.com/AytoTorrox/ 


News & Articles

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Andalusia falls below 1,000 hospitalised for coronavirus but infections continue to rise: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 28/03/2021 19:56
-The region has had 981 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest figure for a Sunday in more than a month.
-Andalusia has fallen below 1,000 hospitalised coronavirus patients for the first time since 1 January, three months ago. Thus, this Sunday there are 960 patients in the community admitted for Covid-19, the lowest figure since before the third wave of the pandemic rose strongly in the community.
-In the ICU, however, there is a slight upturn of eight more patients, which leaves the number of patients admitted to intensive care at 242.
-However, this improvement in healthcare pressure in Andalusia comes at a time when infections continue to rise. This Sunday there are 981 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Although this is a lower figure than yesterday, it is the worst Sunday since mid-February, more than a month ago.
-Moreover, this figure consolidates the trend of a slight rise of a possible fourth wave that would be starting to take off in these early stages of Easter.
-On the other hand, there were three deaths on Sunday. The community seems to have reached its lowest number of deaths due to coronavirus and since the beginning of the week that ends today they have been reduced by half compared to previous days. Thus, the community has had its lowest number of deaths in months. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-baja-hospitalizados-coronavirus-pero-contagios-siguen-alza-202103281240_noticia.html


Apple Issues Urgent Patch Update for Another Zero-Day Flaw Under Attack: Merely weeks after releasing security patches for iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS, Apple has issued yet another security update for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch to fix a critical zero-day weakness that it says is being actively exploited in the wild. Users of Apple devices are advised to install the updates as soon as possible to mitigate the risk associated with the flaw. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/03/apple-issues-urgent-patch-update-for.html


Android Malware Alert- Beware of Fake Android Update with Powerful Spyware: Only do Android updates manually, thru your system Settings. Never accept an offer of Android updates from a website, link, or on-screen pop-up notification.
Researchers have discovered a new information-stealing trojan, which targets Android devices with an onslaught of data-stealing capabilities- pilfer contacts, browser bookmarks, and search history, steal messages by abusing accessibility services, record audio, and phone calls, and take photos using the phone’s cameras. It can also track the victim’s location, search for files with specific extensions, and grab data from the device’s clipboard.
While malware on Android has previously taken the guise of copycat apps, which go under names similar to legitimate pieces of software, this sophisticated new malicious app masquerades itself as a System Update application to take control of compromised devices. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/03/watch-out-that-android-system-update.html


Update- Thousands of ERTE Applications Lost Following Cyberattack: The March 9 cyberattack on the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) not only compromised sensitive data and threatened to delay the payment of unemployment benefits across Spain, but also caused the loss of thousands of new applications, according to Spanish daily Voxpopuli.
Sources from the Workers’ Commissions Union commented that it is a matter of “uncertainty and insecurity” for the applicants, who will not know if they have been affected by the cyberattack “until some time passes” and they are either paid or not. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/28/thousands-of-erte-applications-lost-following-cyberattack/


Crews manage to move cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal 30 yards: Crews managed to move the cargo ship, Ever Given, 30 yards. The ship has been blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for 6 days. Source: https://www.msnbc.com/weekends-with-alex-witt/watch/crews-manage-to-move-cargo-ship-stuck-in-suez-canal-30-yards-109229125762


F1 News: Lewis Hamilton wins in Bahrain after Max Verstappen forced to give up lead. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/56557653?


Football News: Last-gasp Olmo strike gives Spain World Cup qualifying win vs. Georgia. Dani Olmo’s injury-time strike gave Spain a 2-1 win in Georgia on Sunday as the 2010 world champions got their campaign to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar up and running. Photo:KIRILL/Getty. Full article: https://www.thescore.com/worldcup/news/2142885/last-gasp-olmo-strike-gives-spain-world-cup-qualifying-win-vs-georgia


UK Drivers over 70 could face curfews or bans on long-distance trips in licence shake-up: Current rules could be altered to create ‘graduated driving licences’ which restrict some pensioners to day driving or small distances. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/drivers-over-70-could-face-23810765


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:


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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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