DigameXtra No. 1923 Thursday, April 8th, 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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Feroche Beach- Torrox: Catch Steve Altman this Friday April 9th (Weather permitting) 5-9pm playing Disco, Soul, Funk, and some House Classics. Hope to see some of you there. Feroche Beach Bar, Torrox Costa FB Page


Car Boot/Market: El Pantano
This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is on Sunday 11th April at El Pantano Restaurant car park. Overlooking Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Please be assured, that we are taking all the necessary precautions to abide with current restrictions and requirements that the Government have in place.
Please remember to wear your face masks.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore, old and new.
-Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
– Lots of local grown fruit and veg.
-Homemade Jams and Marmalades and Chutneys (including Mango)
-Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
-Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
-Greetings cards.
– (New) Ladies clothes and accessories.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well-established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301


Light Lunch Band: Live at Chiringuito Tropy, Caleta Beach.
Sat., 10APR.  From 1:30pm
Calle real s/n caleta de velez 29751 Vélez-Málaga  FB Page


culturAlmunecar schedule of events: April-May 2021
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Layla at Village Inn: Sat., April 10, 3pm.
Calle Esmeralda 1, Riviera Del Sol 29649 Málaga  FB Page


Exhibition Announcement by the Ayuntamiento de Nerja:
Opening Thursday, April 8, the exhibition of the painter Gonzalo Monserrate in the Municipal Exhibition Hall, which can be visited until next April 24, in the Calle Almirante Ferrándiz, 14, in the hours of 11 to 14 and 17 to 19.30 hours.
More information (English): https://www.nerja.es/la-sala-municipal-de-exposiciones-acoge-las-obras-de-gonzalo-monserrate/


Royal British Legion Nerja:
St George’s Day, Friday 23rd April 2pm at The Chapel Bar in Nerja please come along support this event it’s a wonderful fun afternoon Tombola Stall Raffle games food and refreshments. Our funds are low due to the current situation this will be our first fund raising event this year we really need your support . Many thanks Dorothy Allen Poppy Appeal Organizer 643212944


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful wooden unit comprises of shelves with 2 drawers lovely detail in the wood 50 x 40 x 181cms
Price 115€
-Beautiful solid wooden top table with lovely craved wooden sides with chair. Measurements
W90 x D60 x H70cms 145€
-Black synthetic relax chair with stool slight wear in places Price 25€
contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com


For Sale: One ceiling lamp and two table lamps all matching 30 euros for all. Irene, Nerja
Email: irene472001@yahoo.co.uk


For Sale: Mi Redmi T8 smartphone.
Android Xiaomi smart phone iPhone user -reason for selling
As new hardly used excellent AI camera
With case and 2 leads -€90
Maggie 722809426, Los Romanes/La Vinuela


For Sale: IKEA Vimle two-seat sofa. Color beige, 95 euros (Ono). Collect in Caleta De Velez. Contact Alfred through Whatsapp or phone
648601819 or email: liaenalfred@hotmail.com


For Sale: Bed with side tables. I am offering a solid bed incl. two high quality mattresses ( barely used ) an two sweet side tables. Nonsmoker, no pets !
80€, pickup please, 10 min. from Torrox pueblo by normal car in Campo. Markus.
whatsapp +49 178 10 963


Items Wanted- RAFFA Bazaar: Saturday and Sunday April 10 and 11, 2021. 9 am – 5pm. Plaza de la Constitución, Canillas de Aceituno
Fundraising for the Raffa FilmFestival in July
Help support this project by donating your unwanted items, just good things, nothing garbage!
Arrange to drop off in the main square by phoning
Joseph: +34 644 947 719
or Mick: +44 7956 075101
Come along and see what we’ve got!


Recommendations & Requests


Notice from Ayuntamiento de Torrox: Vax info for over 80s
If you know any person over the age of 80 years, including foreign residents in our REGION and insured MUFACE-ISFAS, etc, and still have not received your vaccine, contact us through the new number 620 892 260, Monday to Friday, and from 8:30 to 14:30 hours.


News & Articles

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COVID Restrictions Update- The Board maintains the schedule of the bars until 22: 30 and the closing of the provinces other 15 days: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 07/04/2021, 20:30
Short version-
Curfew of Andalusia remains 11pm-6am. Bars & shops will continue opening up to 10:30pm. Perimetral closures will remain unchanged. From Friday 9 April, up to six people can be in the house again, regardless of whether they are cohabitants or not.
Long Version-
-With the data on the table, the health crisis of the coronavirus seems to be consolidating a rising trend. However, the growth is very slight and the Andalusian government has preferred to keep almost all the measures as they were.
-These measures will be extended for another 15 days. In other words, the Junta is not expected to consider whether to open up mobility or modify the restrictions to control the pandemic for another two weeks.
-The curfew remains in place between eleven o’clock at night and six o’clock in the morning. This measure, moreover, has a horizon: on 9 May it expires with the end of the state of alarm announced by the central government.
-The number of people who can gather in Andalusia is also maintained, so there can be a maximum of six people in open and closed spaces, with the exception of inside bars, where there can be a maximum of four people per table. This changed slightly with Easter Week, as from 26 March until Thursday 8 April at 23.59, only people living together can meet in homes. From Friday 9 April, up to six people can be in the house again, regardless of whether they are cohabitants or not.
-Perimetral closures will also remain unchanged.
-In the same way, mobility is restricted in municipalities when the incidence exceeds 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, and alert level 4 grade 2 (which means the cessation of non-essential activity) will be applied in municipalities with an incidence of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days.
-The opening hours of shops and hotels and catering trade remain the same as before. Thus, shops, bars and restaurants will be able to remain open until 10.30 pm.
-As for congresses, meetings, work meetings, conferences and other events, a risk assessment will be carried out, in addition to the expected capacity according to the alert levels in force.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-medidas-covid-andalucia-junta-mantiene-horario-bares-hasta-2230-y-cierre-perimetral-provincial-202104071953_noticia.html


The fourth wave begins climbing in Andalucia, with 1.767 cases and 38 deaths in 24 hours: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 07/04/2021, 19:00
-Andalusia has experienced a significant rise in new cases of coronavirus infection on Wednesday, with the registration of 1,767 positive cases, bringing the incidence rate to 163.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There has also been an increase in the number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours, with 38 deaths.
-The figure raises the statistical sequence of the last week that marked a measure of 1,164 cases per day and marks the beginning of the upward stage of the incidence curve of the fourth wave of the pandemic that will continue for at least two weeks.
-The 7-day incidence rate (74.8) is still less than half the two-week rate, although it has increased by four points in one day.
-Granada is the province that is closest to extreme incidence records with a rate of 228 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It is also the province with the greatest pressure on health care due to the impact of the disease, with 306 hospitalised patients, 68 of whom are in the ICU.
-Meanwhile, Malaga now has the lowest incidence in the region with 94.5 cases. This province, however, has today recorded the death of 18 people with Covid.
-Hospitalisations also continue to increase. For the fifth consecutive day, the number of patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus has risen. This Wednesday there are 34 more than on Tuesday for a total of 1,334 patients in hospital treatment, which is 300 more admissions than there were a week ago. Of the total 291 are being treated in intensive care units, seven more than on Tuesday and 44 more than a week ago. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-cuarta-comienza-escalada-andalucia-1767-casos-y-38-fallecidos-24-horas-202104071355_noticia.html


Andalusia suspends vaccination with AstraZeneca for under 60s: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 07/04/2021, 22:25
-Andalusia will suspend from Thursday vaccination against the coronavirus with doses supplied by the laboratory AstraZeneca in people under 60 years of age in accordance with the proposal of the Ministry of Health, sources from the Andalusian Regional Government confirmed to ABC, whose Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre is attending tonight the meeting of the Interterritorial Health Council which has addressed the new European strategy on this vaccine after studying its relationship with certain cases of thromboembolism in people under 50 years of age.
-The Technical Committee on Vaccines has agreed to administer AstraZeneca for the time being only to people aged 60 to 65.
-Meanwhile, the Public Health Commission will consider in the coming days whether to extend vaccination with the vaccine developed by Oxford and the Anglo-Swedish laboratory to the 65-70 age group.
-So far, vaccination with this preparation has been administered to specific professional groups of health personnel, prison staff, Security Forces and Corps, Emergency and Armed Forces; teachers of infant, primary and secondary education and people aged between 65 and 56, although this last group began to be vaccinated on 29 March, so it has not yet been administered to the general population under 60 years of age. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suspende-vacunacion-astrazeneca-menores-60-anos-202104072225_noticia.html


What happens when the state of alarm in Spain expires on May 9?: According to the central government and several experts, the regions will need legal backing to introduce coronavirus restrictions on movement, such as the curfew.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez made it clear on Tuesday that his government is not expecting to have to extend the current state of alarm beyond May 9, when it is set to expire. From May 9, the regions will once again be in charge of the measures they implement, as was the case between mid-June and October of last year, but will not have all of the powers that they currently enjoy under the state of alarm. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-04-07/what-happens-when-the-state-of-alarm-in-spain-expires-on-may-9.html


Masks In Cars Update- DGT clarifies that driving without a mask in the car is not a traffic offence: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 07/04/2021, 16:29
-The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) has denied on Wednesday that it will fine people who do not wear a face mask when travelling by car. “The use of the mask is a health and public health measure. Therefore, the DGT has no competence whatsoever to regulate it,” he explained in a statement.
-This does not mean that there are no penalties for those who do not wear a mask when travelling in a car with non-cohabitants. Fines for not wearing masks are included in law 2/2021 of 29 March, which refers to the urgent measures of prevention, containment and coordination to deal with the health crisis caused by Covid-19.
-In fact, although the DGT dissociates itself from the sanctions related to the mask, there is a case in which it can impose sanctions. This is when the driver of a vehicle removes the mask while driving, as this behaviour (as well as removing glasses or talking on the mobile phone) is considered a distraction at the wheel. The penalty would be 500 euros and the withdrawal of six points from the driving licence.
Although the Traffic Law does not include the penalties, the BOE does establish the obligation to wear a mask in private transport.
-In addition, wearing the mask hanging on the rear-view mirror of the vehicle can also lead to a fine, in this case of 80 euros, since article 18 of the General Traffic Regulations specifies that the driver is obliged to always maintain the necessary field of vision to guarantee his own safety as well as that of his passengers and the rest of the road. Therefore, it is considered that the mask on the rear-view mirror can be considered a breach of this rule.
-Finally, the fine for not wearing a mask in a private car when travelling with non-cohabitants is 100 euros. It is not established by the DGT, but it is included in law 2/2021 of 29 March. It establishes the obligation to wear a face mask “in air, sea, bus or rail transport, as well as in complementary public and private passenger transport in vehicles with up to nine seats, including the driver, if the occupants of passenger vehicles do not live together in the same household. In the case of passengers on ships and boats, masks need not be worn when they are in their cabins”.
-In case of non-compliance with this rule, the authorities may sanction both the driver and the occupants of the vehicle. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-aclara-sin-mascarilla-coche-no-delito-trafico-202104071621_noticia.html


Queen quietly cancels honours from disgraced recipients in a secretive process: In a royal twist to the “cancel culture” trend, last year nine people had honours revoked, marking the end of a decade in which a record 70 people had their honours “cancelled and annulled”, a Times investigation shows. This is more than three times as many as any previous decade since the Second World War — except for the 1950s, when the total was 26.
In the post-war period, however, it appears that most of the honours have been rescinded because of sex scandals, which accounts for 37 per cent of cancellations in the past two decades. Fraud is second on the list, with 21 per cent of recipients losing their honours because of financial convictions.
In total, 186 people have had their titles “cancelled and annulled” in the Queen’s reign.
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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
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Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
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National Police: 091
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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