DigameXtra No. 1928 Tuesday, April 13th, 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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La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Torrox Pueblo:
This weeks set menu starting from Thursday will be….
To Start either our famous Prawns pil pil or Homemade cream of Tomato Soup
Main course either Seafood Tagliatelle or sweet and sour chicken with Rice.
Desert Lemon Sorbet or our homemade icky sticky pudding.
Only €14.95 per person our A la carte menu is also available.
Open Thursday Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1pm until 6pm and Friday and Saturday night too with a reservation.
662039741 /952535471
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3, Torrox, 29770


Legends of Rock and Roll: Saturday 8th May, Fitzgerald’s Bar. Get your Blue Suede Shoes out as the Costas number one showman Johnny G brings his “Legends of Rock and Roll” show to Fitzgerald’s Bar, situated under Supersol, by the Nerja town bridge on Saturday 8th May from 7pm together with guest singers! The timeless hits of the 50’s and 60’s from Elvis, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly 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!


Frigiliana Crafts Club Expo: The new exhibition of Sala Real 98, entitled El Art de la Craft Club is now open. Open from 10:00 to 14:00 until April 30.
Sala C/Real 98, Frigiliana
salareal98@gmail.com  FB Page


Bobby Jones & Spikes Miraflores Golf Club: This Sunday 18APR, at Bobby Jones the pack is back! Performing their fantastic show, The Rat Pack live will be with us for an afternoon of all your favourite hits!
Don’t miss out, tickets are selling fast!
€40 included welcome glass of cava, superb 3 course meal and show.
Reservations essential, call 951321233
1:30pm arrival/cava ; 2pm Lunch served ; 3pm showtime
Calle Severiano Ballesteros,
Urb. Riviera del Sol 29649 Mijas  FB Page


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful upcycled chairs sanded & waxed with new jazzy fabric seat covers Price 40€ each
-Pair of Mid century modern chrome bar stools. New seat fabric and chrome frame resprayed Price 80€ ( the pair )
-Beautiful upcycled neutral bedroom set, chalk paint clear wax new handles Mirror Width 58cms Height 78cms
Chest of drawers Width 91.50cms Depth 40.50cms Height 75cms
Bedside table Width 46.50cms Depth 39cms Height 59cms. Price 110€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com


For Sale: Very heavy concertina iron rejas with frame. Size 296 cm wide by 243 cm high. To be collected from Algarrobo Costa. €10. Contact Kate on 691949080 or email Katehowe15@hotmail.com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Laser distance meter. Excelvan 40m. This meter also has various functions including continuous measurement, addition/subtraction function and Max/Min measurement. Other main features are including 100 data memories, switchable units (meter, inch and feet) and back light LCD with multi-line display. The bubbles level equipped can be used as a spirit level tool. Email me for more function info. One Set Includes 1 x Laser Distance Meter 1 x Pouch 1 x Holding Rope 1 x Instruction manual Standard Factory Package. Perfect condition (unmarked), perfect working order, 30€
-Garden/Patio furniture, Green plastic. 90cm Diameter circular table with centre cut out for umbrella, legs removable for easy storage/transport height of 75cm, 4 garden chairs with arm rests, All in excellent condition, bargain at 25€
-Parasol fillable weighted base. Consists of 4 section interlocking pieces. Made of strong plastic, can be filled with concrete, sand etc. Measures 1.0m square x 12cm high. Underside has cut outs to enable fitting over parasol metal base. Perfect condition. 20€
Buyer collects; Stuart, Caleta De Velez, Mobile; 609592766 email; stuartlincombe@yahoo.co.uk


For Sale, 3 items:
-White chest of drawers with matching mirror and two matching bedside cabinets 100 euros
-Bedhead suitable for a double bed 30 euros
-Bedheads. Two single ones 30 euros
Irene, Nerja


For Sale: Enron free-standing air-con unit with remote control €25. Karin.
Contact 686315645 Torrox Costa.


For Sale: Couch brown/grey. In perfect condition. 2 years old, no pets, no children, no smoking.
Size 195 x 108 x 102 cm. Price 250 Euro
Brit, Carretera Torrox-Competa, near Pavo Real


For Sale: Youngman four section multipurpose ladders. Very versatile and expensive when purchased. €30 proceeds to animal rescue.
John (Benajarafe) 711 044 085


Recommendations & Requests


Information wanted, purchases from China: I am thinking of buying an eBike from China, and would be interested to hear if anyone has experience of importing things from there. Does the shipping go smoothly, are there difficulties with import duty etc. Steve, Torre del Mar. Please email me at: steveheugh@yahoo.co.uk. TIA


News & Articles

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Andalusia continues to climb the fourth wave and now exceeds 300 admitted to the ICU due to coronavirus: {Translation} Updated: 12/04/2021, 14:12
-Andalusia continues to ride the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The escalation is already noticeable in almost all the parameters that measure the progress of the health crisis, including ICU admissions. In fact, according to the latest data from the Regional Ministry of Health and Families, Andalusia has surpassed the barrier of 300 hospitalised in intensive care, something that has not happened since mid-March, when the previous peak fell sharply. There has also been a rise in the number of general inpatients. This Monday there are 1,393, 60 more than on Sunday.
-The number of infections, which reached below half a hundred on Monday and Tuesday, days in which the notification tends to be lower, today is again above a thousand. Thus, 1,207 cases have been reported by the Regional Ministry of Health, a figure very similar to that reported by the Junta on the same day last week.
-This number, although it reflects the growth of the fourth wave, comes in the week in which the effects of the easing of restrictions during Easter Week should begin to be seen. And yet there is no noticeable growth so far. However, we will have to wait until the end of this week to see whether this is sustained or just the effect of Monday.
-The cumulative incidence rate of the autonomous community has risen for 13 days and stands at 225.3 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 23.5 points more in two days (the incidence of the disease in the region is not reported on Sunday) and 69.9 above the rate of 155.4 last Monday.
-In any case, deaths remain at minimal numbers. Only three deaths were reported on Monday. Whether it is because of the vaccines or because the number of deaths is where changes in the trend are most noticeable later, the fact is that the death toll from the pandemic – now 9,456 since the start of the health crisis – has been at its lowest level for months. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-sigue-subiendo-cuarta-y-supera-300-ingresados-coronavirus-202104121234_noticia.html


Spain will use Janssen Covid-19 vaccine for the 70-79 age group: Spain will be receiving its first shipment of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccines “first thing on Wednesday,” Health Minister Carolina Darias announced today. The government is expecting to get 300,000 doses of the one-shot treatment, making it the equivalent of twice as many doses of the other Covid-19 vaccines currently used in Spain: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca. Darias also stated on Monday that the first group in line for the vaccine will be people between 70 and 79 years of age. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-04-12/spain-will-use-janssen-covid-19-vaccine-for-the-70-79-age-group.html


Sierra Nevada Season Closure Date Announced: The season is set to officially end on April 18, even though currently there are around 30 skiable kilometres open to the public. Ski fans this season have enjoyed a stunning 122 skiable days, after ski season started on December 18. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/12/sierra-nevada-season-closure-date-announced/


Jet2, easyJet, Ryanair And TUI Issue Updates On Flights Cancellations: See details at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/12/jet2-easyjet-ryanair-and-tui-issue-updates-on-flights-cancellations/


Facebook Analytics Will Shut Down On June 30 – Here’s Why That Is (And Isn’t) A Big Deal: This week, Facebook quietly informed users of Facebook Analytics that the free tool will no longer be available as of June 30, 2021 (You’ll need a paid business account to use it after that. -Ed.).
Until then, people will still be able to access reports and insights, and they’ll be able to export charts and tables. Advertisers and developers that want to retain access to their currently available data will need to export it to their desktop by the end of June.
Alternative tools advertisers can use to track their growth, engagement and monetization activities on Facebook and Instagram once FB Analytics goes away include the Facebook Business Suite, Ads Manager and Events Manager. Full article: https://www.adexchanger.com/analytics/facebook-analytics-will-shut-down-on-june-30-heres-why-that-is-and-isnt-a-big-deal/


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
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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