DigameXtra No. 1917 Friday, April 2nd, 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:
-April 2, El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
-April 4, Easter Sunday
-April 5, Easter Monday, not an official holiday in Andalucia.


Soul and Motown Magic: Lovers of Soul and Motown are in for a treat as the Costas number one showman Johnny G brings his “Soul and Motown Magic” show to Fitzgerald’s Bar, situated under Supersol, by the Nerja town bridge this Saturday 3rd April from 6pm, together with guest singer Melissa Carver and the Soul Sisters! All the classic songs from the legendary Soul and Motown singers…..Marvin Gaye, Supremes, Ray Charles, Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder and more!!!! Tickets €10 and Meal Deals available €5. Telephone 693 700 810 to reserve your ticket now!
Because of Pandemic, Limited Capacity, all Safety Measures in place so that you can have a safe and wonderful night!


Alberto Fer playing live at Bar Amsterdam: Fri, 2April 5pm.
The famous ‘Fridayafternoon Drink’
Avenida America 29793 Torrox Costa  FB Page


Bar Familia: Saturday 3 April, from 2pm.
Special Mexican menu and live music with Eliza Handley.
4 Camino de Magiaza 29180 Ríogordo FB Page


The White Rose Fuengirola: 3 April Saturday (4.30pm.)
“Surtrio” Live Music & Lovely food
Come earlier for more fun and enjoy this beautiful Saturday in our lovely sunny terrace. Doors opening at 13.00
Fuengirola Port 29640. +34 653 72 69 08  FB Page


Rock of the Ages show: Sat 17April. Doors 4pm, show 5pm.
Cazbah Live Lounge, Av De Rota, Mijas 29649
Tickets selling fast book yours by PM or calling 622399366 FB Page


Opening tomorrow: Friday 02 April, “Bad Ass Bistro” in Plaza Del Yata, Fuengirola. FB Page


The Marenostrum Festival in Fuengirola has now opened ticket sales for its concerts this summer: Councillor for Culture in Fuengirola, Rodrigo Romero, said: “Those interested in attending any of the events this summer in the city can get hold of tickets through the official website www.marenostrumfuengirola.com.” More info at https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/01/ticket-sales-open-for-fuengirolas-marenostrum-festival/


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Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! NOW OPEN!: 
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. New Hours: Thursday thru Sunday 6pm till close. 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


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin
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
Get a 10% discount on all products – end on 12 April 2021
If you
1. subscribe to Moonette’s Newsletter
2. or follow us on FB or Instagram page
3. or leave a customer’s review on FB, IG or Google page.
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. You can also find us on Instagram @moonetteskincare or Google (search Moonette).
Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


For Sale: 4 piece bathroom suite ROCA. Quality. Cream. Corner bath [fiberglass] 130cm x 130 x 52 high, ceramic toilet [same colour but not good picture], bidet and quality sink vanity unit with marble top 86 high x 106 long x 36 wide. Roca taps but not for all bar bath. Good condition ready for collection. €60. Buyer collects. Los Romanes. Amanda.
Email: loebenstein@yahoo.co.uk or phone 7110 34033.


For Sale, 2 items:
-2 Bedside cabinets with grey Marble tops. 52cm wide x 60cm high x 34cm deep. In good order. 25 euros for the two.
-Fantastic wooden faces 45 euros
Benajarafe call Wendy / John 711 044 085.


For Sale, 3 items:
-Job lot of six items of costume jewellery including three sets of necklaces with matching earrings 8 euro.
-Six shawls some never used with others only worn once 10 euro.
-Thai ‘Royal Orchid’ pottery Casserole Dish – never used 6 euro.
Photos sent on request. Buyers to collect from Torrox Costa (El Penoncillo).
Brenda Tel/WhatsApp 711003687 or email brendaleetorrox@gmail.com


For Sale: 4 x outdoor wooden chairs, used but in good condition 60€ for the 4. More pics on request. Los Romanes / Vinuela area.
Contact Barbara 646295994.
Or jenkinsoninspain@yahoo.co.uk


For Sale: Unique electric wall lamp. Brass base shabby chic, red glass lantern, copy of oil lamp. 40 cm tall. Bargain at 20€. Julie, Torrox-Costa
Email: j.speyer@web.de


Recommendations & Requests


A Recommendation – Pool Re-form: For Andy Torr of Nerja pools. Torrox Costa. +34 711 02 27 74; +44 7453 966660
If anyone is thinking of spring cleaning, or getting a Re-form for their pool. Look no further than Andy. He came to inspect the work, gave me a price, agreed the dates. A week later arrived with his crew and equipment and they all did a cracking job. Pool looks like new and is being refilled as I write. C’mon Summer. Michael, Sayalonga, michael dot qed @gmail.com


Recommendation for window cleaners: I would like to recommend E&A Cleaning to anyone wishing to have their windows professionally cleaned. Erik and Angelica have done an excellent job on my windows and I therefore have no hesitation in recommending them. They are contactable by phone on WhatsApp 0046 79 336 00 85 or email: contact@eacleaning.info.
Liz, Caleta. 697347979


Charity Shop Alcaucin: We are pleased to announce.
The charity shop at Puente Don Manuel/ Periana Cross, is extending its opening days. From Tuesday April 6th, new opening days will be Tuesday through to Saturday. Hours: 10.00 am till 1.30pm.


News & Articles

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Fears of fourth coronavirus wave grow as Spain enters high-risk situation: According to the latest Health Ministry report, the country is now on level three of the four-stage alert system, with the 14-day cumulative number of cases per 100,000 at 152
Pressure on hospitals, however, has still not increased despite the fact that cases have been on the rise for the past two weeks. In ICUs, the percentage of beds occupied by Covid-19 patients has remained around 18.4% (keeping in mind this figure measures total capacity, including surgery spaces) and in hospital wards the figure continues to be around 6.5%. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-04-01/fears-of-fourth-coronavirus-wave-grow-as-spain-enters-high-risk-situation.html


EU digital vaccine certificates will be ready in June at the latest, Spain’s foreign minister has said: Speaking on Wednesday, Arancha Gonzalez Laya said the scheme would be a good tool for European citizens and “if all goes well, we will have a vaccination certificate in June at the latest”.
“If it can be in mid-May, better but not later than June,” she added.
The certificates would not prevent those without the jab from travelling, Ms Gonzalez Laya said, but people who had one would be able to pass through EU borders faster. Full article:


COVID-19- Russia registers ‘world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals’: Russia says it has registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals. Clinical trials of Carnivac-Cov started in October and involved dogs, cats, foxes, mink and other animals, the country’s agriculture safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Wednesday.
The vaccine was developed by a unit of the agency, which said immunity lasts for six months after vaccination but this is continuing to be analysed by the jab’s developers. Full article:


Experts Warn of Jellyfish on Costa del Sol’s Beaches: The experts have said the jellyfish found on Costa del Sol beaches have stung some people, while others have been found washed up on the shore.
Swimmers and others have reported seeing jellyfish close to the shore on several Costa del Sol beaches, leaving several people stung.
Marine biologist Jesus Bellido, at Malaga’s Aula del Mar marine centre said they have found specimens along much of the Costa del Sol, from Nerja to Mijas. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/01/experts-warn-of-jellyfish-on-costa-del-sols-beaches/


Covid England- All customers must sign in at pubs under new rules: All customers will be required to sign in when pubs, restaurants and cafes reopen in England as part of new rules for lockdown easing.
Hospitality venues are set to reopen for outside service only from 12 April in the second stage of the government’s roadmap.
However, every visitor aged 16 or over will be required to check into the venue or provide contact details. Previously, only one member of each group was required to do so.
Under new government rules, punters will be asked to check in either through the NHS Test and Trace app or manually.
Full article: https://www.cityam.com/covid-all-customers-must-sign-in-at-pubs-under-new-rules/


Tennis News- Andalucía Open Gives ‘Wild Card’ Invite To World No17 Fabio Fognini: Andalucía Open organisers of the AnyTech365 tournament – which will run from April 4 to 11 at the Puente Romano Beach Resort in Marbella, Málaga – have confirmed that World No17 ATP ranked Italian, the 33-year-old Fabio Fognini, has been given the second out of three ‘wild card’ invites which were available for the tournament, after some of the original competitors had to pull out for various reasons. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/01/andalucia-open-wild-card-invite-world-no17-fabio-fognini/


French alcohol ban sobers restauranteurs: The French restaurant industry has suffered another blow, after the Prime Minister banned the consumption of alcohol in public during the April lockdown. Many have been selling takeaway drinks, but authorities say it’s leading to large gatherings that could further spread the coronavirus. Video news story: https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/business-daily/20210401-french-alcohol-ban-sobers-restaurants-during-lockdown-coronavirus-pandemic


New Metal (Virtual) Festival Promises to Break World Record, Black Sabbath To Headline: Black Sabbath, Anvil, Korn and Cannibal Corpse are the first bands to confirm for Masking Hate, a virtual music festival to take place on July 10th, 2021. The festival organizers stated that, “The festival will take place indoors but will definitely have an open-air festival feel to it for sure.” The organizers also stated that there will be so many camera angles to choose from to include a tether ball cam, beer bottle cams and a bass woofer cam that is guaranteed to give the viewer a feeling of what it’s like to have a seizure. Full article: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=149875


Lottery- Bonoloto draw for Thursday, April 1, 2021:
The result of today’s Bonoloto Thursday, April 1, 2021 is: 12, 14, 25, 28, 34 and 46, the complementary number being 5 and the refund on two. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-thursday-april-1-2021/


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?

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:

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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
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