DigameXtra No. 1924 Friday, April 9th, 2021

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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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Today Marks the Completion of My 3rd Year as Editor of DigameXtra and the 9th Anniversary of my becoming the Digame Blog Tech Consultant!
-Naythan, Editor, DigameXtra.com
Flashback: “Hi Naythan, maybe I could be the first to post on the new DigameXtra. We would like to wish you all the best on this new venture. Jane and Brian Kirk, Nerja” from my first issue, https://digamextra.com/2018/04/10/digamextra-no-910-tuesday-10-april-2018/


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Axarquia eat and travel- Upcoming Walking Tours:
History / Gastronomy / Theatrical Show
-Friday 16APR, Museums
-Friday 23APR, Religious Buildings
-Friday 30APR, Al Andalus
Axarquia Eat & Travel is a gastronomic association, a nonprofit organization, which loves our region-Axarquia.
We are an association that wants to show the historical, artistic and gastronomic legacy of Vélez-Málaga and Axarquia region. We organize events where we combine walking tours, theatrical elements and gastronomy. Our main goal is to build a bridge to the non-Spanish speaking communities living in the Axarquia so that they can learn more about our culture. For this reason, we offer tours in English and other languages.
Bookings- planesaxarquia@gmail.com
Tel: 0049 1522 5850696
Website Link & FB Link


Marbella Charity Market:
Sat., 24APR 12-6pm.
Puerto Jose Banus, Muelle de Honor
If want to help, make a donation or join in, contact: marbellacharitymarket@attipyk.com  FB Page


Raffa Bazaar:
This weekend! Saturday and Sunday, doors open at 9am at the Plaza de La Constitution, Canillas de Aceituno
With music playing throughout the day.
We look forward to seeing you!


Kings Night:
Throw back to the good old days Monday 26APR.
Dutch Kings Night Party at Vogue Cafe in Benahavís.
Join us for a fantastic line up of Artists and DJs from 4- 10.30 pm: Alex Wielders, Ramon Beense, Ivanildo & Dutch DJ Alex.
Tickets 25 euro, traditional Dutch snacks included!
Booking: 952 78 34 58 / Voguebyprado@gmail.com
Centro Comercial Los Halcones, A-397, Km. 166 29679 Benahavís
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Fortress-Citadel of Vélez-Málaga:
New summer schedule for visitors
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00  FB Page


Ayuntamiento de Torrox promotes Routes for a Healthy Life- Win prizes for completing walks:
These are the 2 starting points of the routes.
In each of the paths we have put 5 informative panels. Take a picture of yourself in each one of them and send it to the email participa@torrox.es with your personal data and phone before the day April 18.
You can win 1 of 20 batches of healthy products of our land.
You can send an email for each of the routes.
The routes and points where you must take the pictures are:
1) Circular Route Torrox: (1) Output Panel in the Plaza of the Constitution, (2) Panel in ceramic mural crumbs, (3) Panel on the Lookout Torrox in ring, (4) Panel in Plaza San Roque and (5) Panel arrival in Sugar.
2) Route The town of el Morche – Torrox-Costa: (1) Output Panel in the Promenade of El Morche, (2) Panel Senda Litoral, (3) Panel in the sports Area of Ferrara, (4) Panel on Balcony and (5) Panel on Path to Rio Torrox (on the left side of the path).
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-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
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Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! NOW OPEN! Remodeling is Finished! New Hours!:  
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: Wednesday thru Sunday 6pm till close. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Lunch available by reservation only. For reservations 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


Support in English and German – Certificate preparations:
Former German teacher of English and German gives
private lessons and prepares for B1 and B2 certificates,
homework assistance.
Ernst, Torrox-Costa, Tel. 643 361 954


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


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-3 drawer sideboard Measurements W150 x D40 x H89cms Price 100€
-Natural waxed occasional lamp table with new handle Measurements 50 x 50 x 46cms Price 45€
-Antique rustic Mexican cupboard. Beautifully stripped back to natural with clear waxed. Measurements Width 62cms Depth 49cms Height 73cms Price 55€
contact Jackie/nerja 672 170 429
info at nerja household centre dot com


For Sale: Cabinet black, Ikea. Size 150 x 79 x 40 cm €10
Brit, Carretera Torrox-Competa, near Pavo Real


For Sale: Mitsai DVD player DP831H excellent condition with tv connection cables. Sold together with a collection of about 25 DVD’s, mixture of children’s and films mainly English with a couple in Spanish. 20Euros
Ken, Nerja, Supersol (old Bridge)
Phone/WhatsApp 654 728 380
Email: kenseal at gmail dot com


For Sale: Inflatable Kayak, 2 life jackets and a wet suit.
Intex Explorer K2 2-person Inflatable Kayak with Aluminium Oars and High output Air Pump.
2 Life Jackets – Helly Hansen for person 70-90kgs and Leader Accessories for person 50-70kgs.
ZCCO Wetsuit size XXL. All in very good condition.
280 euros or will sell separately. Competa.
Contact/WhatsApp Christine on 622166122 or
email: c(dot)quick@hotmail(dot)com


For Sale: Satellite dish, 1.2 diameter, in good condition, complete with LBN and Wall fixing brackets. euro 30.
More pics on request.
Mike, Canillas de Aceituno, good access.
mewalkeruk at gmail dot com (no spaces)


Corrected phone- 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 70


Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation for SPW Construction:
Scott and his team at SPW have completed a series of works for us since we purchased our property in Torrox. From roof repairs to a full exterior repaint, SPW have been consistently high quality and value for money. Safe, honest, polite and a joy to deal with. Highly recommended. Simon & Gill, Torrox. (You can find SPW’s contact info everyday in the Sponsors Section of DigameXtra)


I would like to recommend Tejidos Belen services in Torrox Costa: Situated in the block just up the steps next to The Plaza, with easy parking, this family business has been making cushions, curtains, blinds, and virtually anything from fabric for 20 years. They made roman blinds for me 15 years ago, still standing up well to the sun, and have just covered sofa cushions for me, completely renovating an ageing sofa. They have a reasonable stock of material but are also happy to work with whatever you supply. Also cut foam to size if you want to make your own items. Helps to take photos or examples of what you want, they can do it. Elaine, Sayalonga, gejspainAThotmailD0Tcom


News & Articles

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These are the 69 Andalusian towns with a municipal border closure from Friday: Seventeen of them across the region will also be required to close all non-essential activity as part of the coronavirus control measures. Full article with interactive map: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/08/these-andalusian-towns-with-20210408191307.html


These are the towns in Malaga province with Covid-19 perimeter lockdowns from Friday: Five municipalities in Malaga province will face a perimeter closure from Friday, 9 April, for exceeding a cumulative incidence rate of 500 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. They are are Almargen, Arenas, Casabermeja, Pujerra and Sierra de Yeguas.
Of the municipalities that had restrictions last week such as Colmenar, Montecorto, Pujerra and Casabermeja, only two – Colmenar (58.7) and Montecorto (170.6) – managed to lower their rate below 500 cases and will, therefore, be able to open up mobility. Full article with interactive map: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/08/these-towns-malaga-province-20210408175617.html


Andalucía registers the highest number of new Covid cases in almost two months: Andalucía has registered a total of 2,590 new cases of coronavirus this Thursday, 8 April, higher than the 1,767 on Wednesday and it is the highest daily figure since 13 February, according to data from the Junta’s Ministry of Health, which has also recorded 17 deaths, some 21 fewer than the day before.
The cumulative incidence rate of the region has risen again to 180.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 17.2 points more than Wednesday. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/08/andalucia-registers-highest-number-20210408171714.html


AstraZeneca woes grow as Australia, Philippines, African Union curb COVID-19 shots: Australia and the Philippines limited use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, while the African Union dropped plans to buy the shot amid global shortages, dealing further blows to the company’s hopes to deliver a vaccine for the world.
Italy on Wednesday joined France, the Netherlands, Germany and others in recommending a minimum age for recipients of AstraZeneca’s shot, and Britain said people under 30 should get an alternative. South Korea also suspended use of the vaccine in people under 60 this week, while approving Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-astrazeneca/astrazeneca-woes-grow-as-australia-philippines-african-union-curb-covid-19-shots-idUSKBN2BV2BA


Covid Vaccination Hoax in Fuengirola and Mijas: {Translation} A new hoax spread through social networks, says that from the health centers of Fuengirola and Mijas communicate that people born between 1956 and 1958 can telephone to make an appointment for a vaccine against COVID-19 vaccine, AstraZeneca, and those born between 1942 and 1944 can request an appointment to be vaccinated with the vaccine Pfizer or Modern. But this is not really so because, for now, the only people who can and should call for vaccines are the people of 80 years or older, that you still have not received the medication, whatever the cause.
To do this, they must apply for appointment through the phone numbers of the health centers of The Gaps ( 626 56 54 82 ) or those of La Cala and Mijas Pueblo ( 669 74 55 05 ). The hours are from 08:00 to 20:00 hours from Monday to Friday.
Care must be taken with the false or incorrect information, and the persons who are not in this age range they should abstain from making phone calls requesting appointment to be vaccinated, as they can interfere with the normal operation of the health centers in a time that already are overburdened. Currently, health authorities are still studying the possibility of increasing the range of priority to other age groups, but it is something that has not yet been established. Source, Spanish: https://www.mijascomunicacion.org/index.php/noticias/item/20375-solo-las-personas-de-80-a%C3%B1os-o-m%C3%A1s-deben-llamar-para-ser-vacunadas-contra-la-covid-19


Gastroenteritis outbreak is declared in the Axarquía with more than 80 cases: In Periana, especially for those in the village centre, is an “alarming” increase in gastroenteritis cases, with symptoms of fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and dizziness. The region’s Ministry of Health has declared it as an ‘outbreak’ due to the number of cases, more than 80, as it tries to determine the possible cause and act on it. A few cases have been reported in other Axarquia towns, sparking widening concerns and testing. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/08/gastroenteritis-outbreak-declared-axarquia-20210408115249.html


Shortage of $1 display driver chips is causing production delays for everything with a screen: A global shortage of chips has wreaked havoc on the supply chains of the tech and auto industries. This has caused many companies to scale back production at a time when demand is soaring for their products. This is the result of a combination of factors, and the current situation will probably not change until the end of next year. (All the more reason to properly maintain your existing tech gear! Time to visit DoctorLaptop and get your computers serviced! -Ed.)
According to a Bloomberg report, there is now a serious shortage of display driver chips that is creating headaches for manufacturers of LCD and OLED panels. This in turn will affect all manner of consumer devices, from the lowly smartwatch to smartphones, tablets, laptops, computer monitors, TVs, smart appliances, and infotainment systems. Every new car or plane comes with one or more display panels, which only adds to the demand. Full article: https://www.techspot.com/news/89199-shortage-1-display-driver-chips-causing-production-delays.html


Tennis News- 2021 French Open Schedule Delayed 1 Week Due to COVID-19: On Thursday, the French Tennis Federation announced the 2021 French Open will be postponed one week amid concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Reuters noted that means the tournament will start May 30 and run through June 13, giving players two weeks until the expected start of Wimbledon in England. The decision was made with the idea that more fans could attend than the 1,000 per day who were permitted last year. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10000974-2021-french-open-schedule-delayed-1-week-due-to-covid-19


Lottery- Results of the Primitiva of Thursday, April 8, 2021:
The winning combination of lottery of the Primitiva held this Thursday, April 8, 2021, has been made up of the numbers 10, 18, 26, 35, 41 and 48. The complementary number is two, and the refund, the 8. In the lottery of the Joker the chosen number has been the 1027743, awarded with 1 million euros. Source: https://spainsnews.com/results-of-the-primitiva-of-thursday-april-8-2021/


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:

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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