DigameXtra No. 1930 Thursday, April 15th, 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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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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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From the Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful large low coffee table been stripped back and waxed. Measurements Width 148cms Depth 95cms Height 45cms Price 75€
-Very heavy natural wood & waxed chest of drawers with new bronze handles Measurements Width 119 x 50 x 116cms Price 150€
-Square pine coffee table lovely detail in the wood new handles and waxed Measurements 90 x 90 x 53cms 60€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
2 electric heaters black one is brand new 40 Euros.
White heater used a couple of times 35 Euros.
Buyer collects. Anne, Canillas de Aceituno
Phone 608 152 937
Moneys will go to the Raffa infinity film festival.


For Sale, 2 items:
-Under counter Freezer. Nordland under counter freezer. With 3 sliding basket compartments and a fixed top compartment with a drop down front. Quick freeze facility. Been used as an extra freezer and no longer needed having purchased a bigger fridge/freezer. Signs of wear and tear on the outside but clean and tidy on the inside. Measurements: 86h x 50w x 58d. Buyer collects please. Price €25.
-2 x Charles Bentley Premium Large Water Proof Swing Seat Covers in Black. Size 220 X 125 X 170 Cm.
Ideal for a large garden swing seat, but equally useful for covering a motorcycle, bikes or any other item needing to be kept dry outside. This premium large cover will protect anything from harsh weather conditions. 100% waterproof and has a double stitched seam, for added durability. Suitable for all year round use. Designed with anti-rust eyelets around the base and tie rope, this cover will stay secure even in windy conditions. Made of Polyester 300D with PU coating and weigh 0.7kg each. Some fading, but only used through last winter, as bought from Manomano.es in May 2020. No photographs I’m afraid as folded away ready for collection. Image from manufactures website. Price for both €80.00 Photo:charlesbentley.com
Contact Steve in El Morche on mob tel.no. 620056188 or by WhatsApp


For Sale: Philips Video Recorder some VHS tapes available €20
Ian, 605 361 279, Location Torrox Park.


For Sale, 3 items:
-Patio furniture. Glass/Metal table measures 150cm (L) x 90cm [w] x 75cm (H). Anodised metal, easily assembled, includes 8 bolts and Allen key, includes centre parasol cut out. 4 x metal framed chairs, with mesh fabric covering.
VGC. 80€
-2x Free-standing fans. 2 of Kunft TX160B. 45Watts power, 3 speed, variable height (1.0m – 1.3m), oscillating switch, fan cage opens for easy cleaning. Unmarked. 15€ each.
-African Mask. Genuine African origin (Gambia). 75Cm x 14cm. Unmarked 20€
Buyer collects. Stuart, Caleta De Velez.
Mobile 609592766
email: stuartlincombe@yahoo.co.uk


Wanted: Child carrying backpack for hiking. For sale or hire. Lynn, Vinuela or surrounding area. Thank you.


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Spain surpasses the barrier of incidence by adding 10,474 new infections: {Translated in full} Updated April 14, 2021 6:05 p.m
-On Wednesday, Spain once again surpassed the symbolic barrier of 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The 14-day incidence rate was 200.98. Spain had fallen below this threshold of 200 cases on 26 February, when an incidence of 193.91 was recorded, in the middle of a downward curve of the pandemic that bottomed out on 16 March. Since then, infections have continued to rise, albeit more gently than in recent waves.
-The incidence has risen in 13 communities, as well as in Ceuta and Melilla. The regions with the worst figures are Navarre, with 433.76, Madrid, with 347.14, and the Basque Country, with 345.87.
-The Ministry of Health has reported 10,474 new infections in its daily report, which leaves a total of 3,387,022 infected since the beginning of the pandemic. By region, Madrid leads the list of new infections with 2,541 reported today, followed by Andalusia, with 2,278, Catalonia, with 2,153, and the Basque Country, with 1,005.
-In the last 24 hours, 131 people have died, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in more than a year of pandemic to 76,756.
-In terms of hospitalisations, ICU beds occupied by COVID patients represent 21.56%, a total of 2,153 patients. In Spain, 9,795 patients have been hospitalised due to coronavirus, a number that has remained more or less stable over the last few days.
-These figures come at a time when the pharmaceutical company Pfizer has brought forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the European Union. This was announced by the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, on Wednesday, 24 hours after the suspension of the distribution of Janssen vaccines due to cases of thrombosis in the United States.
-The Johnson&Johnson lab has 55 million single-dose vaccines committed in the second quarter of 2021. “The pandemic is a threat. The sooner we reach 70% of the population, the more likely we are to contain the virus,” said Ursula von der Leyen, who said that on Wednesday “100 million people were vaccinated in the EU, a quarter of them with two doses”. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/incidencia-supera-barrera-200-casos-sumar-10-474-nuevos-contagios_1_7805606.html


J&J Janssen vaccine Europe rollout delayed; South Africa halts use:
South Africa suspended giving Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” and J&J delayed its European vaccine rollout following an FDA decision to pause the jabs while very rare blood clot cases are examined. Johnson & Johnson said it was delaying the rollout of its coronavirus vaccine across Europe amid the U.S. probe, a move that experts worried could further shake vaccine confidence and complicate worldwide COVID-19 immunization efforts. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/johnson-and-johnson-delays-vaccine-rollout-in-europe/ar-BB1fBRjA


Denmark Quits AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Shot: Denmark on Wednesday became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine altogether over a potential link to a rare but serious form of blood clot. Results of investigations into the AstraZeneca-associated blood clots “showed real and serious side-effects,” Danish health agency head Soren Brostrom told a news briefing.
“We have therefore chosen to continue the vaccination programme for all target groups without this vaccine.”
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-denmark-vaccine/in-world-first-denmark-ditches-astrazenecas-covid-19-shot-idUSKBN2C118T


Pedro Sánchez announces the three-month extension of the suspension of evictions despite the end of the state of alarm: {Translated, selected content} “The Government will extend for three more months all the measures of the last royal decree-laws in the matter of evictions and housing rental contracts,” the president announced at the beginning of his speech. The president has taken advantage of his appearance in Congress – in which he has rendered accounts for the state of alarm and has re-presented the recovery plan – to announce this extension of the measures related to the suspension of evictions or the moratorium on payment debt. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/politica/pedro-sanchez-anuncia-prorroga-tres-meses-medidas-escudo-social_1_7803245.html


Two Messages From Ayuntamiento de Nerja:
1. Commerce councilor Javier López reports that the Junta de Andalucia has launched new direct aid, of € 3.000, targeting autonomous and small businesses of small trade, crafts and restoration, ” designed to provide liquidity to these business, to avoid the final closure of establishments and job loss”.  Here’s all the information: https://www.nerja.es/comercio-informa-de-las-ayudas-directas-para-el-pequeno-comercio-artesania-y-restauracion-de-la-junta-de-andalucia/
2. Blood Donation in Nerja. The Transfusion Center, Tissues and Cells in Malaga will be carrying out a new blood collection in Nerja, next Tuesday, April 20, in the Market Room, on schedule from 10 to 14 and 17 at 21 hours.
Appointment must be made to visit the donation center by calling 951034120 / 951034121, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m.


AGAIN- Update Your Chrome Browser to Patch 2 New Exploits: Google on Tuesday released a new version of Chrome web-browsing software for Windows, Mac, and Linux with patches for two newly discovered security vulnerabilities for both of which it says exploits exist in the wild, allowing attackers to engage in active exploitation.
Users can update to the latest version by going to Chrome Settings > Help > About Google Chrome, it will then check for updates to mitigate the risk associated with the flaws. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/04/2-new-chrome-0-days-under-attack-update.html


ANOTHER WhatsApp Hack- Using WhatsApp On Android 9 or Earlier Is Risky, More Hacks Announced: The flaws take aim at devices running Android versions up to and including Android 9 by carrying out what’s known as a “man-in-the-disk” attack that makes it possible for adversaries to compromise an app. To defend against such attacks, Google introduced a feature called “scoped storage” in Android 10. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/04/new-whatsapp-bug-couldve-let-attackers.html


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Tennis News- Djokovic, Nadal both easy winners of early round in Monte Carlo: Novak Djokovic swept past promising Italian teenager Jannik Sinner 6-4, 6-2 in Monte Carlo on Wednesday on the Serbian world number one’s first appearance since claiming the Australian Open in February.
And the man he is seeded to meet in the final, Rafael Nadal, encountered even less resistance in brushing aside Federico Delbonis 6-1, 6-2 on his delayed return after injury since losing in the quarter-finals in Melbourne. Full article: http://www.msn.com/en-xl/sport/tennis/djokovic-nadal-off-the-mark-in-monte-carlo/ar-BB1fDTGY


Giant Catfish Captured In Sevilla’s Guadalquivir River: {Translated selected content}
Ecologistas en Acción de Andalucía was recently informed of the capture of a catfish of almost two meters and about 100 kilos of weight downstream of the Alcalá del Río Dam, in the province of Seville. The fact was confirmed by the competent authorities at the meeting of the Working Group on Water of the Doñana Natural Space Participation Council, which took place last week. Previous catches were also confirmed both in the Iznájar reservoir (Córdoba) and in the Gergal reservoir (Seville). The representatives of the entities that make up the working group, including the Doñana Biological Station, decided to send the Peno of the Doñana Council the request that the Environmental Administration immediately develop eradication and control measures for the species.
The catfish is a super-predatory fish that can measure 2.5 meters and weigh 180 kilos, with a life expectancy of 30 years. It is the most voracious of all large predatory fish and feeds from other species of fish to water birds and small mammals. It is an introduced invasive exotic species whose presence is especially worrying in the surroundings of the Guadalquivir Marshes, where there are the very few remaining populations of gray teals, malvasias, brown poles or horned coots, all of them endangered birds. Due to its colonizing potential and constituting a serious threat to native species, habitats or ecosystems, in Spain the species is included in the Spanish Catalog of Invasive Exotic Species. Source, Spanish: https://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/167098/instan-a-la-junta-para-una-eficaz-erradicacion-del-siluro-en-el-guadalquivir/


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
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Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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

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
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