DigameXtra No. 1960 Thursday, May 20th, 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 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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For One Night Only: This Friday the 21st May from 7.30pm sees one of THE best tribute bands play at Fitzgerald’s live music bar….Skafeinados and their tribute to those ‘nutty boys’ “MADNESS”! All the hits and more played ‘live’ by 6 top musicians!
Fitzgerald’s Live Music Bar, under Super Sol, by the Nerja town bridge!
Tickets €10 and Meal Deals available for €5
Last few tickets available, telephone 951 550 585 


The Costanauts: Friday 21 May 7.30 pm. Live Music & Lovely food at The White Rose Fuengirola.
Come earlier for more fun and enjoy this beautiful Friday in our lovely sunny terrace. Doors opening at 14.00
Fuengirola Port 29640. Tel +34 653 72 69 08  FB page 


Bonnet Bar- Fuengirola: Live music this weekend.
-Friday, 21May, 8pm, “Monkey Tennis” acoustic trio.
-Sunday, 23May, 8pm, “The Blue Stompers Jump Review”
Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola, local 56, 29640  FB page 


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Self-defense course for 16yo+ females:
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This self-defense course aims to provide the female assistants with basic knowledge and skills of self-protection and self-defense, improving their personal safety and providing them with the basic knowledge so that they can avoid situations of violence.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: High quality metal steamer with special thick thermal base. 3 sections so can be used in a variety of ways. Ideal for healthy meals with the Mediterranean diet in mind. It saves on cooker top space as food can be layered. 20€. Judy, Torrox Costa
judyannspain @ yahoo. com ; 620742393 


For Sale: Black glass and metal TV stand for up to 65″
TV. Mint condition price 60euros
dennis on 657116294, caleta de velez. 


Accommodation Sought- Torre del Mar: Following the sale of my house I am looking ‘immediately’ for a long term rental of minimum six months to one year or longer commencing the last week in June until December 31st 2021, with the prospect of continuing into and up too May 2022.
I am a quiet single mature man with a small very clean dog. I have lived in Velez-Malaga for eight years. I am meticulously clean and respectful. Ideally, I would like a compact bright one bedroom ground floor apartment with a small garden or a terrace. Good Wi-Fi, essential, modern amenities, washer, dishwasher, microwave oven etc.
I will not be bringing furniture but I will require sufficient storage space for personal effects, suitcase and suchlike please.
A sea view and south facing near to the promenade is ideal. Close to restaurants and shops. If not central other areas within a few minutes walk of amenities considered as are other floors considered if they have a nice terrace.
Please contact, many thanks
Alan, Velez-Malaga
Email protonmale @ protonmail dot com
Phone, text or Whatsapp +4477885298691


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WhatsApp Changes to Group Settings: This May 2021, it has been reported that WhatsApp changed its group settings to automatically include ‘everyone’. This means that anyone who has your number can add you to a group, including spammers. If you do not have the number saved in your contacts, you can still remove yourself from the group and block the number who added you.
While these changes have only recently been noted by the general public, WhatsApp announced they were rolling out changes to their group settings back in 2019.
The Fix: It’s actually very simple to change your WhatsApp group settings from everyone to only your contacts.
Step 1: Go to WhatsApp
Step 2: Go into Settings –> Accounts –> Privacy –> Groups
Step 3: Change from Everyone to My Contacts
Using the above method will mean that only those numbers saved to your contacts list will be able to add you to any groups. If someone who doesn’t have your number tries to add you to a group, they will be prompted by the app to send a private invite through individual chat. This will give the user the choice of joining the new group. You’ll have three days to accept the invite before it expires.
Source: https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/05/19/whatsapp-group-settings-scam/
WhatsApp Official Notice: https://blog.whatsapp.com/new-privacy-settings-for-groups/?lang=en


Mini camper van info wanted: I am planning to purchase a mini Camper van for solo travel between campsites and towns in Andalucia. Any advice on sales locations, dealers and other tips extra to ytube would be appreciated.
Tony, Nerja, Email: sjc2714@gmail.com 


News & Articles

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From Torrox Town Hall- At midnight Thursday we entered Covid Restriction Level 1!: Malaga is the only province in all of Andalusia to do so.
These are the new capacity rules that will take effect this Thursday, May 20. (In Spanish, see next article for rules in English) Source: https://www.facebook.com/AytoTorrox/posts/1723124674528280 


Covid control measures eased as all of Malaga province moves to the lowest health alert level: Malaga is the only province in Andalucía that is completely at level 1 and, consequently, the coronavirus restrictions are further eased, including larger numbers allowed at tables in bars and restaurants. Until last week, Malaga was at level 2 – medium risk – and will now drop one more step to a low-risk level, a sign of the good evolution of the pandemic in the province. Full article with new restrictions in English: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202105/19/covid-control-measures-eased-20210519194016.html


Falling infection rate puts Spain in medium-risk Covid scenario: Spain’s fourth coronavirus wave has had a much smaller impact on public health than earlier surges of the pandemic, new figures show. There are improved numbers in infections, deaths and hospitalization rates, partly thanks to the rising pace of vaccination.
-On Wednesday, the cumulative 14-day incidence rate was 147.54 cases per 100,000 people, marking the first time since March 30 that this indicator has dropped below 150, and putting Spain in the medium-risk scenario according to the Health Ministry’s traffic-light system.
-Although a few territories are still at an extreme-risk level of more than 250 cases per 100,000, such as the Basque Country (279.76) and the exclave city of Melilla in North Africa (261.84), the national average suggests that the vaccination drive and the growing number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 are containing virus transmission. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2021-05-19/falling-infection-rate-puts-spain-in-medium-risk-covid-scenario.html


Covid Survivor Plasma for Malaga Patients: So far around 180 patients have been treated in Malaga with the Covid survivor plasma and although the therapy is still considered to be experimental results are very positive. The plasma treatment is helping coronavirus victims recover from the potentially deadly virus. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/19/covid-survivor-plasma-for-malaga-patients/


Andalusians 55 years old can make an appointment for the Covid vaccine from this Wednesday: {Translation, first 4 paragraphs only} Updated: 19/05/2021, 14:03
-Andalusians aged 55 years old, born in 1966, can request an appointment for vaccination against Covid-19 from this Wednesday, May 19.
-Health has expanded the age range for the proactive citation, thus, people born between 1962 and 1966 (from 55 to 59 years) as well as those born in 1953 and earlier (68 years or older) can now request an appointment and this option will be opened to other age groups in the coming days.
-People aged 60 to 67 years (born between 1961 and 1952) will be summoned for the administration of the vaccine by phone call or SMS, since this age group does not have appointment requests enabled.
-Immunization of this age group (55 years and older) will be done primarily with messenger RNA vaccines, with Pfizer and Moderna.
-The appointment request for coronavirus vaccination is available for all persons included in the aforementioned age groups who are registered in the database of users of the Andalusian Public Health System, regardless of whether they are publicly or privately insured.
-How to make an appointment for the vaccine-
The appointment for the first dose can be requested through the website of the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) through ClicSalud+, on the Salud Responde mobile app, on the Salud Responde telephone number (955 545 060) and at the health center. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andaluces-55-anos-pueden-pedir-cita-previa-para-vacuna-contra-covid-desde-este-miercoles-202105191043_noticia.html


EU agrees to open doors to vaccinated foreigners: European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, a move that could open the bloc’s door to all Britons and to vaccinated Americans.
Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved a European Commission proposal from May 3 to loosen the criteria to determine “safe” countries and to let in fully vaccinated tourists from elsewhere, EU sources said.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-countries-agree-ease-travel-restictions-non-eu-visitors-2021-05-19/


10,000+ EU citizens in UK to lose legal status next month: Tens of thousands of EU citizens in the UK could lose their legal status next month because of an “arbitrary” deadline that will leave vulnerable people in an “intolerable situation”, MPs and peers have warned.
There is just over a month to go before the government’s deadline for the EU settlement scheme (EUSS) – which guarantees post-Brexit residency – closes on 30 June.
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/tens-of-thousands-of-eu-citizens-in-uk-to-lose-legal-status-next-month-due-to-brexit-cliff-edge/ar-BB1gTsSB


The Price Of Butane Gas Bottles Rises Again Throughout Spain, While Benefits Go Unclaimed: The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) has heavily criticised this last rise in the price of the butane cylinder, which now stands at €14.64 euros, an increase of two and a half euros since November 2020′.
The OCU recommends that families check if they can claim the electricity social bonus since it includes a thermal aid of up to 124 euros per year- regardless of the energy source used.
The organisation estimates that around 1.2 million households in Spain have not claimed the benefit even though they meet the requirements to receive it, “generally because they have not been correctly informed of its existence,” a spokesman said. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/19/the-price-of-butane-gas-bottles-rises-again-throughout-spain/ 


Bitcoin plunges 30% to $30,000 at one point in wild session, recovers somewhat to $38,000: The digital currency hit as low as $30,001.51 as the selling intensified Wednesday before paring some of those losses. The cryptocurrency hasn’t traded at those levels since late January.
Bitcoin rebounded as the day went on, was down 12% to about $38,205.49 shortly after 3 p.m. ET. At its intraday low, the cryptocurrency’s loss for the past week was more than 40%.
Other cryptocurrencies also plunged on Wednesday. Ether, the digital currency that powers the Ethereum blockchain, was down more than 22% at $2,620.97, according to Coin Metrics. Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that started as a joke and has been talked up by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, fell 25% to less than 36 cents. Both had substantially larger losses earlier in the session.
Additionally, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase was temporarily down for some users as the coins plunged on Monday morning. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/bitcoin-plunges-30-to-30000-at-one-point-in-wild-session-recovers-somewhat-to-40000/ar-BB1gTaK5


Football News- Juventus beats Atalanta 2-1 to win Italian Cup final: It was a record-extending 14th Italian Cup title for Juventus, and a first for star forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/serie-a-europe-soccer-sports-443fb86aa689bd10f099173b287a58e6


Glastonbury Festival is expected to return in September as ‘Glasto Lite’: The pared-back two-day concert will include the Pyramid Stage and 40,000 fans but with no camping facilities for attendees.
Emily and Michael Eavis have now been granted permission to hold a two-day concert on September 17 and 18 after applying to Mendip District Council.
The licence allows for the Pyramid stage to be used on a maximum of ‘two consecutive nights’, with live music permitted between 4pm and 11pm.
However, the one-off event will not have provisions for on-site camping for the 40,000 fans and 10,000 staff who could be in attendance. Organisers say festival-goers will instead use hotels, B&Bs and nearby campsites, but local residents have expressed concerns over high numbers of visitors to the area. Photo:AFP/Getty. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9595925/Glastonbury-Festival-return-September.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/
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