DigameXtra No. 1952 Tuesday, May 11th, 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

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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:
Good morning to you all from La Casa Hotel and Resturant in Torrox pueblo!!
Not visited us yet? then what are you waiting for?
Our beautiful terrace is available for drinks and Lunch
from Thursday until Sunday 1pm until 6pm This week we will also be open Friday evening too with a reservation only.
Our set menu this week will be..
Beetroot and Feta Salad or Chilli Mussels Pipirrana to start, main course Sausages, Mashed Potato and Onion Gravy or Chicken Caesar Salad
Desert Lemon Sorbet, Vanilla Ice cream tea or coffee
only 14.95 per person.
We also have our A la Carte menu available with lite bites too!
Also if you feel like a change of scenery why not come and stay in our little Hotel 2 night stay including our set menu for 2 persons only 190 euro!!
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Teatro Las Lagunas: Two great tributes to two legendary bands awaits us next Saturday 29/5 at Teatro Las Lagunas (Camino del Albero 16- Mijas)
The great successes of Queen & Electric Light Orchestra will sound in this magnificent concert that you cannot miss!
Book now at Te 633 647 260 / on line
Doors open: 20:30
Start: 9 pm (time to be confirmed)  FB page 


Popular Traditions presents the Nerja festival of San Isidro 2021: {Translation} Elena Gálvez has announced that “this Saturday 15May, at 11.30 am, the Holy Mass in honor of the Patron of the farmers, San Isidro Labrador, will take place in the Church of El Salvador, and that will include a performance and Ortigosa music and the traditional offering of products from the land of the Farm Communities of Nerja and Maro, which will be delivered by a group of elders from the municipality ”. The councilor has also explained that throughout the day, the image of San Isidro will remain on display on an altar decorated with flowers. Source, Spanish: https://www.nerja.es/tradiciones-populares-presenta-la-festividad-de-san-isidro-2021/


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Traditional pine Welsh style dresser been transformed into a stylish natural & waxed wooden unit with yute chalk paint and new bronze handles
Measurements 149 x 40 x 215cms Price 350€
-Chest of drawers with matching mirror done in natural top and painted yute & waxed Measurements 91 x 41 x 198cms 150€
-Hallway unit natural & yute with key and decorative mirror Measurements W 105 x 40 x 86 cms , Mirror 99.50 x 97cms Price 160€
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Mobiclinic Mobi1 Pressure mattress for a single bed. Nearly new condition. English and Spanish instructions. Easy to operate pump that hooks on the end of the bed. On and off switch plus pressure regulation switch. Max weight 135 kg. To help circulation and ease pressure in bed. 30e.
-Strong Folding Walker with wheels in nearly new condition. 20e.
-Unopened pack of 20 Deliplus adult diapers, size Grande. Pañales Fraldes. 10e.
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For Sale: Leather Jacket new 50 euros size 40/42
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Editor’s Note to the hospitality sector: I am seeing many bars, cafes and venues now extending their hours and capacities in response to the end of the curfew. They should be aware the Junta de Andalucia is trying very hard to re-impose the curfew and the tighter capacity restrictions, despite the fact that as the law now stands it would again require a (new) National State of Emergency to do so. Sanchez has announced the national government is opposed to any new State of Alarm (see article in news section), which has the effect of encouraging those in hospitality to extend their hours. But it now happens that the national gov’t may be willing to let the Supreme Court decide if it grants autonomous communities their own curfew powers, despite the reservations of a few Cabinet Ministers. If the Junta de Andalucia gets their way, the old curfew & hospitality restrictions could return without much advance notice, causing chaos as upcoming events would need to be cancelled or have the event times changed or dates rescheduled, supply orders cancelled, tickets refunded, etc, etc.  Autonomous communities would need approval from the National Supreme Court to impose curfews regionally, and that court has already announced it is inclined to allow the autonomous communities their own curfew powers. Being prepared for either case would be prudent.


News & Articles

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Infections decrease and those hospitalized by Covid rise in Andalusia: {Translation} Updated: 10/05/2021, 16:45
-The evolution of the pandemic shows the same trend as last week with a slight decrease in the number of infections and deaths. The negative note is provided on Monday by the increase in the number of hospitalized patients after five days in which the number of Covid patients has been reduced and today there are 1,210, of which 332 are in ICU.
-Andalusia counts this Monday 1,354 new infections of coronavirus and six deaths. The figure is slightly higher than the 1,298 cases recorded on Saturday, but represents 352 fewer positives than those recorded a week ago, on Monday, May 3.
-The incidence rate starts this week at 181 cases (180.9) and continues to decline. Three provinces, Cadiz (93), Malaga (130) and Almeria (141) have 14-day incidence rates within the medium alert level, corroborated by the one-week rate. Only Granada remains at the extreme alert level with almost 350 infections per hundred thousand inhabitants at 14 days and 145 at one week.
-In hospitalizations, there has been a rise in the number of patients after five days of decreases. There are 1,210 Covid patients in hospitals, 61 more than on Sunday but 108 less than on the same day last week. Of the total 332 are in ICU, eleven more than Sunday and 14 less than seven days ago.
-This increase in the number of hospitalized patients has led, among other measures, to the Reina Sofia University Hospital in Cordoba to set up a new ICU module with six places for critical patients from Covid in two newly built operating rooms that were not active. Forty-five percent of the ICU patients in that hospital are Covid patients. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-bajan-contagios-y-suben-hospitalizados-covid-andalucia-202105101259_noticia.html 


Sánchez rules out legal changes and insists that communities have tools to face the pandemic: Pedro Sánchez rules out legal changes to face the final stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic after the lifting of the state of alarm, which has caused a wave of warnings from communities and political parties regarding the problems to face what remains ahead until vaccination is effective for the population as a whole. “The Government of Spain is clear that all the communities in this stadium have sufficient instruments to face the pandemic,” was the president’s response to these criticisms at a press conference in Athens.
The Government made a legislative modification last week through a decree law that will have to be validated in Congress so that the autonomous communities can appeal to the Supreme Court (for extending the curfews without a National State of Alarm), as has happened in Euskadi. The intention is that it dictates jurisprudence and the measures can be homogenized after the different interpretations that the judges have made. However, the high court has questioned the Executive’s move and within the cabinet there are doubts that the Supreme Court can endorse restrictions such as the curfew -which have been raised by several communities- without a state of alarm. Full article in English: https://spainsnews.com/sanchez-rules-out-legal-changes-and-insists-that-communities-have-tools-to-face-the-pandemic/


Salud begins vaccinating 56-year-old Andalusians against Covid this week: {Translation} Updated: 05/10/2021, 18:37
-The Andalusian Health Service (SAS) will begin this week to call those born in 1965, whether or not they have reached 56 years of age, to continue advancing in the Vaccination Plan and occupy gaps that remain free while the rest are vaccinated. of age groups (born in 1964 or earlier). In addition, in Andalusia this week progress will continue with the vaccination of the 2,500 stevedores in the ports of Algeciras, Cádiz, Huelva, Granada, Almería and Seville and caregivers and vulnerable people.
-For proactive by age ( those from 57 onwards until reaching 60 and those over 68 appointment ) the possibility of requesting an appointment through ClicSalud +, the mobile application and the telephone number Salud Responde (955 54 50 60), continues to be open. Although the SAS wants to make a call not to use these routes if you do not belong to this age group to avoid saturations in the system.
-As for the appointment for the administration of the second dose, it cannot be requested through these routes and it will be provided in most cases at the time of vaccination or will be communicated later by your health center .
-Thus, the Ministry of Health and Families is advancing one more step in the Vaccination Strategy and will progressively open the appointment, proactively or through its health centers or districts, to the rest of the ages, progressively decreasing the years of birth.
-This week, Andalusia expects to receive 413,630 doses : 279,630 from Pfizer, 55,000 from Moderna, 56,500 from AstraZeneca and 22,500 from Janssen. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-covid-andalucia-salud-empieza-vacunar-contra-covid-esta-semana-andaluces-56-anos-202105101836_noticia.html

Foreign breaks, English hotel stays and group holidays to restart from May 17, Boris Johnson confirms: A Covid-O meeting took place earlier today and Cabinet met to approve the changes, after data showed that infection rates are at their lowest level since last September, and deaths and hospitalisations are at their lowest level since last July. The changes cover both foreign and domestic holidays, affecting millions of Brits’ travel plans for this summer.
It is worth noting that different restrictions are in place for England, Wales and Scotland. Full article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/14910009/holidays-foreign-england-hotels-boris/ 


England COVID-19: No more face masks in schools from 17 May – while all university students will return: Pupils will no longer have to wear face masks in secondary schools and colleges in England, while all university students will return to in-person teaching from next week. The relaxation of COVID measures will come as part of the latest easing of England’s lockdown from next Monday, 17 May. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-no-more-face-masks-in-schools-from-17-may-while-all-university-students-will-return-12303065


Vélez-Málaga Fake Lawyer Arrested For €70,000 Fraud:
Officers from the National Police have arrested a man for the second time in four months, who was claiming to be a lawyer, this time for defrauding seven residents of the Axarquía out of €70,000, while conducting the management of civil and legal procedures on their behalf.
The 43-year-old Spanish national reportedly lived in a remote location in the mountains of Vélez-Málaga, and his modus operandi was to request an economic amount in advance from clients as management expenses, with no intention of carrying out the work, and has been arrested for seven crimes of fraud and misappropriation. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/10/velez-malaga-fake-lawyer-arrested-for-e70000-fraud/


Lottery: Bonoloto draw for Monday, May 10, 2021
The result of today’s Bonoloto Monday, May 10, 2021 is: 01, 12, 13, 23, 36, 38, the complementary number being the 22 and the refund on 1. 


Hamas launches new attack on Israel after Jerusalem clashes: Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Monday, including a barrage that set off air raid sirens as far away as Jerusalem, after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a flashpoint religious site in the contested holy city. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) Full article: https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-israel-jerusalem-076a9ec7e2bd9c065882c64a4ab820a1/gallery/f7b0bc0631414fdd9c4751c08030add7


Correction- F1 News: Yesterdays article about the Spanish Grand Prix from the BBC was from the 2020 race, as pointed out by reader Keith (Canillas).
This years results: Lewis Hamilton won his 98th F1 race at the 2021 Spanish F1 GP today. He started from pole and won on the Catalunya circuit for the 6th time. It was the 118th victory for the Mercedes team. Full article: https://www.f1-fansite.com/f1-result/2021-spanish-grand-prix-race-results/


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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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