DigameXtra No. 1940 Tuesday, April 27th, 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 are both your local
Ayuntamiento & the Junta de Andalucia’s FB and Twitter pages. @AndaluciaJunta  https://twitter.com/AndaluciaJunta  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant: This week at La Casa Hotel and Restaurant in Torrox Pueblo
Our terrace will be open for drinks and food Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1pm until 6pm
Friday and Saturday evening too this week until 9.30pm
This weeks set menu for just 14.95 will be
To Start Prawns Pil Pil or Greek Salad
Main course of Mushroom Risotto with Truffle oil or Hake with chips and Salad
Desert Apple pie or Vanilla icecream or Tea/Coffee
A la Carte Menu also available
952535471/662039741 to book
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España

 

Lee Townsend show: Friday 30APR 3pm
La Fusion, El Peñoncillo Torrox Costa  FB Page

 

Rock of the Ages show: Wed., May 5th 7pm.
Village Inn, C/ Esmeralda 1, Riviera del Sol 29649
New venue for us to Rock! Its going to be an amazing evening of all the best soft rock classics. Bon Jovi, Queen, Foreigner and many more.
Tickets also include a choice of 3 main courses and a glass of wine or small beer all for only 15euros
Limited tickets available send PM or contact 622399366 to get yours FB Page

 

Johny Chiu show: Friday 30APR at 2 PM.
Live in Bio Beach Club, El Morche. FB Page

 

Ventolera Festival: Plaza de Toros, Estepona, will host a number of popular Spanish bands on August 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Tickets may be ordered at www.entradasatualcance.com
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/26/estepona-dishes-up-four-august-nights-of-indie-rock-and-pop/

 

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We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
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Starlite organisers looking to fill 400 vacancies for festival’s tenth edition this summer: The Starlite recruitment team will be in Marbella from 4 to 6 May to select people to fill 400 of the more than 1,000 jobs that the famous music festival generates each year.
Applicants who want to apply for a job can do so through the following link: https://empleo.landings.jobandtalent.com/starlitecatalanaoccidente/
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/26/appliations-invited-starlite-jobs-20210426180459.html

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful blanket box been converted from a pine cupboard. Natural & yute waxed new handles
Measurements 80 x 43 x 65cms Price 95€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale: TV, Philips. Working perfectly, scart connections only (2). €50. Saskia, Torrox Costa. 627684256
Email: vincedvvo AT hotmail.com

 

For Sale: Children’s travel bed, foldable, slight signs of wear but no impairment in use. 2 wheels to lock, non-smoking household without animals. 45€
We live in the campo, about 10 min from Torrox pueblo
(+34) 643832266 whatsApp after 13:00 please!
Thank you! Christiane

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Scott motor cycle jacket –removeable lining/Harley badges/large/amour inc. 50 euros
-Shark helmet – Evoline 3/full or open face/large/drop down sun visor, 400e new, 75 euros
Email: Dorian.f.hill@gmail.com ; 663726265
Dorian, Vinuela area

 

Free: 3 seater Sofa available – free! Replacing because a new sofa needed to cope with my back problems. Comfy but needs a cover on it (supplied).
Width 202cm; depth 85cm.
Contact Jenny on 665 463 169 or
Email: jennytorrox at gmail dot com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Campo Sign: Steve from Algarrobo asked about these augmented reality ‘markers’ on GR 249 Trail Posts. If you download the Gran Senda de Malaga App, you can “read” specific information about the stage you are on the GR 249. It provides information about the stage, the attractions on the stage and the www.gransendademalaga.es web site where you can download the PDF guide to the entire 35 stages. Ron. Algarrobo.
Here’s the link to the Apple App:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/senderismo-realidad-aumentada/id1497739954

 

News & Articles

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The contagion curve of the fourth wave continues to decline in Andalusia: {Translation}
-The contagion curve of the fourth wave of coronavirus falls slowly in Andalusia, which this Monday counts 1,785 new cases and 7 deaths with data from the last 48 hours. This is 249 cases less than the record last Monday .
-The evolution of infections in recent days sets the trend: on Saturday 1,839 cases were counted in just 24 hours, 2,070 were on Friday for 1,884 on Thursday, 1,899 on Wednesday. Only last Tuesday marked a lower number of infections last week.
-Seville is the province that has added the highest number of infections in the last two days, with 492; Granada registered 331, Cádiz 228, Málaga 199, Jaén 181, Huelva 138, Almería 124 and Córdoba 92 positive for coronavirus.
-This slight decrease in infections influences the incidence rate. At 14 days, it stands at 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while at 7 days it is 104, less than half. This data confirms the downward trend of the impact of the fourth wave. However, there are provinces above the extreme alert level. This is the case of Granada, which continues to have the highest incidence in the community with 430 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants; Jaén, with 337 cases and Seville, whose 14-day rate has been stalled for days at 270 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants.
-The lowest rate is Malaga that has 138 cases and therefore in medium level alert, followed by Cadiz, with 176 cases, Cordoba, 188; Almería, which registers 239 cases, and Huelva, with 246.
-The also decreases for the sixth consecutive day number of hospitalized Covid patients, which this Monday is 1,426 -Those admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have fallen by four in relation to Sunday’s data to stand at 318.
-Those hospitalized are 106 less than a week ago ; and the patients in ICU, ten less. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-curva-contagios-cuarta-sigue-baja-andalucia-202104261148_noticia.html

 

Andalusia Covid vaccine- 42% of people over 60 years of age already have at least one dose: {Translation, 1st paragraph only}
The Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre , has assured that over 60 years there are 42 percent of Andalusians with a dose of the vaccine coronavirus ; while in the case of those over 70 years of age, the percentage rises to 70.6 percent; in addition to the fact that “those over 80 years of age have all of us vaccinated.” Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-vacuna-covid-andalucia-42-por-ciento-personas-mayores-60-anos-tiene-puesta-menos-dosis-202104261445_noticia.html

 

Junta de Andalucia will this Monday April 26 begin mass screenings in four municipalities in the province of Malaga, namely, Alfarnate and Alfarnatejo, Ronda, and Cuevas del Becerro: This comes after the General Directorate of Public Health and Pharmaceutical Management believed these areas to be susceptible to a specific risk assessment after having detected in them a growing trend of coronavirus infections. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/26/mass-coronavirus-screenings-to-continue-in-malaga-province-this-week/

 

Gov’t Agencies Hack Computers To Fix Malware WITHOUT Notifying Users!: Emotet, the notorious email-based Windows malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks, was automatically wiped from infected computers en masse following a European law enforcement operation.
While the motivation, to remove very bad malware, is noble, noone has any business breaking into your computer without permission.
Twice in the past 30 days, once in the US and once in the EU, authorities have done just that. This sets the stage for gov’ts to access your data whenever they deem necessary, with very little oversight. In order to find the malware they must scan the entire contents of your computer. Do you want the gov’t to see everything on your computer? That includes every file, every website visited, every search you have done. Do you have private info or company secrets to protect? Without any legislation or public debate they just went ahead and did as they pleased. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! While malware is bad, it is no excuse for these drastic measures. I suspect we will see some big ticket class action lawsuits as a result, which the taxpayers will end up footing the bill for. The only clear way to stop this is to encrypt your entire hard drive, while not difficult to do, it will slow your computer significantly, as well as also using a paid, well respected VPN for ALL your online activities. Full article with additional commentary by Naythan: https://thehackernews.com/2021/04/emotet-malware-destroys-itself-today.html

 

1.5 Billion Apple Devices at Risk- Apple Ignores AirDrop Bug That Could Leak Your Personal Info to Anyone Nearby:
Only turn on AirDrop when in use! When finished, disable it!
“As an attacker, it is possible to learn the phone numbers and email addresses of AirDrop users – even as a complete stranger,” said a team of academics from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. “All they require is a Wi-Fi-capable device and physical proximity to a target that initiates the discovery process by opening the sharing pane on an iOS or macOS device.”
-The researchers said they privately notified Apple of the issue as early as May 2019, and once again in October 2020 after developing a solution named “PrivateDrop” to correct the flawed design in AirDrop.
-But given that Apple is yet to indicate its plans to fix the privacy leakage, users of more than 1.5 billion Apple devices are vulnerable to such attacks. “Users can only protect themselves by disabling AirDrop discovery in the system settings and by refraining from opening the sharing menu,” the researchers said. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/04/apple-airdrop-bug-could-leak-your.html

 

Coronavirus vaccination campaign among the elderly in Spain is starting to pay off: A medical expert said that proof that vaccines work is that now the majority of the elderly admitted for coronavirus had decided not to be vaccinated.
José Luis Velasco, deputy medical director of the Clínico explained, “Over 80 years old, we only have six patients and they were not vaccinated.” Of the 15 patients in hospital with Covid-19 over the age of 70, 14 had not received the vaccine: “When you discuss it with them, they tell you that they had fears and that is why they had not been vaccinated”. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/26/coronavirus-vaccination-campaign-among-20210426121208.html

 

Scotland Reopening: Coronavirus restrictions ease as thousands hit Scotland’s pubs, gyms, shops and cafes. On Monday (April 26), after four months of strict lockdown rules, the country moved from Level 4 to Level 3 of the Scottish Government’s five tiers of restrictions. Full article:
https://www.scotsman.com/health/coronavirus/scotland-reopening-coronavirus-restrictions-ease-as-thousands-hit-scotlands-pubs-gyms-shops-and-cafes-3214404

 

E.U. Set to Let Vaccinated U.S. Tourists Visit This Summer: American tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the European Union over the summer, the head of the bloc’s executive body said in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, more than a year after shutting down nonessential travel from most countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
“The Americans, as far as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines,” Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said Sunday in an interview with The Times in Brussels. “This will enable free movement and the travel to the European Union. Because one thing is clear: All 27 member states will accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved by E.M.A.,” she added. Full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/25/world/europe/american-travel-to-europe.html

 

European Commission launches legal action against AstraZeneca over ‘failure to respect Covid-19 vaccine contract’: Announcing the move on Monday, spokesman Stefan De Keersmaecker said “the Commission has started last Friday legal action against the company AstraZeneca on the basis of breaches of the advance purchase agreement.” He said the reason for the legal action was that “some terms of the contract have not been respected” and that “the company has not been in a position to come up with a reliable strategy to ensure a timely delivery of doses.”
AstraZeneca’s contract with the European Union foresaw an initial 300 million doses for distribution among the 27 member countries, with an option for a further 100 million.
Only 30 million doses were delivered in the first quarter of 2021, and the company says it can only provide 70 million in the second quarter, rather than the 180 million it had promised.
AstraZeneca said in a statement that it “regrets” the commission’s decision to take legal action and it will “strongly defend” itself in court.
Full article: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/european-commission-astrazeneca-legal-action-vaccine-contract-b931767.html

 

Warning Over New UK Travel Announcement: MPs and travel operators in the UK are reportedly warning the government will spark confusion if their travel green list conflicts with Foreign Office travel advice.
According to the Express newspaper, fears have been raised that holidaymakers could still face trouble if they want to visit a green list country once the UK government announces its list of countries for travel if the Foreign Office separately advises against travel to the destination. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/25/warning-over-new-uk-travel-announcement/

 

Bill Gates says no to sharing vaccine formulas with global poor to end pandemic: Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men and most powerful philanthropists, was the target of criticism from social justice campaigners on Sunday after arguing that lifting patent protections on COVID-19 vaccine technology and sharing recipes with the world to foster a massive ramp up in manufacturing and distribution – despite a growing international call to do exactly that – is a bad idea. Full article: https://www.salon.com/2021/04/26/bill-gates-says-no-to-sharing-vaccine-formulas-with-global-poor-to-end-pandemic_partner/

 

Pamplona In Spain Suspends Sanfermines Bull Run For The Second Year In A Row: “To my very despair, I’m forced to officially suspend the festival of San Fermin in 2021,” Mayor Enrique Maya told reporters on Monday, April, 26. He cited the high Covid-19 contagion in the Navarra region and the low vaccination ratio. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/26/pamplona-in-spain-suspends-sanfermines-bull-run-for-the-second-year-in-a-row/

 

Surprise in the deep sea- Researchers discover sponge paths on the ocean floor: A team around deep-sea scientist Antje Boetius has now discovered that sponges, long thought to remain stationary anchored to an ocean floor object, or swept along by currents, actually leave trails on the sea floor in the Arctic deep sea. They conclude that the animals might move actively – even if only a few centimetres per year. Full article: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-04/awih-sit042621.php

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

Taxi
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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