DigameXtra No. 1995 Wednesday, June 30th, 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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What’s On

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Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery, Canillas de Albaida:
Now open again after being fully vaccinated.
Open by appointment everyday from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France, ceramics by Chris France.
Now we have canvas prints on wood frames that look pretty much like the original at a much lower cost (from €40) ready to hang.
Subject matter: Musicians, Morocco, Cuba, abstract, Flamenco dancers, local scenes. Commissions considered.
To view all the work, for information on the artists and directions to the gallery go to: www.artroom-gallery.com
Maximum 4 people per visit, masks and social distancing obligatory and sanitiser available. The galley is also well ventilated and air conditioned.
You can book an appointment through the website or contact Mitch: 616 891 473 (Whatsapp).
Email: mitchbanjo@hotmail.com
Facebook: mitchfranceart
Instagram: mitchfranceart
Twitter: mitchfranceart

 

Bar Atila event: Saturday 3rd July starting at 9pm
Music by Hell Bunny.
5 Special Meals available for the night, must pre-order! See poster for menu.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com
630 393 290 (WhatsApp). Puente don Manuel 

 

Casa Maria- Torrox, Update:
Open Tuesday thru Sunday, 11:30am till 12 midnight.
Please pre-order Paella the day before. €1 tapas.
+34 684 45 43 35  FB link

 

Theatrical Tour of the Andlusi Medina Balish- Velez Malaga:
Saturday July 10th. 10am. Price €15. In English & Spanish.
There will be a tour of the suburbs and Balish’s medina. The most outstanding places of the andalusí period will be visited and explained (mosques, cobblestoned streets, walls, the fortress, main gates and arches, strategic blind alleys…). In addition some typical products of that period will be distributed: dried figs, raisins and almonds. There will a theatrical show along the visit with four characters who will come with us. They are:
– The traveller. In his performance he will talk about the importance of Balish as a medina and will recite the quotations and sayings that were collected about it during the historical period of Al-Andalus.
– Abulqasim Benegas. Last Nasrid mayor of Balish whose performance will deal with the fall of Balish in 1487.
– Abu Llaafar Az-zayyat. A renowned Sufi master who was born in Balish. He will talk about his life and work and recite some of his mystic poems in Arabic and English.
– Al-Balishía (La Veleña). The only known andalusí female poet from Balish. Her performance will deal whith love and her character as a woman and poetess as well as everyday life in the alleys of the Andalusian medieval Balish. She will recite her one and only known poem in Arabic.
-Departure will be at at 10am at Plaza de la Constitución and the visit will end at the Plaza de San Francisco. Tour length will be around two hours.
At the end of the tour brochures will be distributed and the main characters will write your name in Arabic as a souvenir.
To reserve: email with your full name, phone and use the subject “TOURBALISH” to sharqandalus@gmail.com , or call 689776488 , Homepage

 

Tropical Flavor Party NL/UK/ES: Sunday July 4th
Beach Club Terrace.
Open 12:00, showtime 22:00.
Together we will have a fun party
Reservations required, for tix call 611383423
We have 2 amazing Dutch singers
Kobus Engels and Connery Small and we’re finishing it up with Ricky Lavazza, a show you can’t miss
Calle La Fragata, 29630 Benalmadena, Malaga. (Across from Burger King)
FB link 

 

XLIV Festival Juan Breva- Velez-Malaga: Music & Dance
Friday, August 27, 22:30. €19 entry.
Pedro el Granaino, David Palomar and Sandra Cisneros are the stars of the XLIV Juan Breva Festival.  FB link 



Museum of Nerja: {Translation} This Thursday, July 1, at 8pm starts the new  exhibitions at the Museum of Nerja, with an exhibition of one of the best collections of glass Europe. Exhibit ends Oct 3rd.
Includes 51 pieces, among which two stand out Warhol and a Dali. They are works of the funds from the Collection of the Glass and the Glass of Malaga, many of them never before exhibited in public. The chosen clearly show the beauty and innovation of the Glass Studio and the Glass of German Art in those two decades prodigious.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/cultura/andy-warhol-dali-lideran-muestra-vidrio-arte-aleman-museo-nerja/20210629103229041674.html

 

Services Wanted/Offered

Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

 

Nik of all Trades- Services available for home, garden and office:
-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 50€, 75€ and 100€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost . costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
Check my website for examples of my work  www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to 
nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free! 

 

Coast Fm Gold:
Things are starting to get back to ‘Normal’ …now what?
Let people know you are open for business by advertising on the radio, where you will be heard 4 to 6 times a day, in the car, the kitchen, the bedroom, even on the beach!
No magazine can do that!
97.6 Coast Fm Gold is the Eastern Costa del Sol’s number one radio station, heard locally and all over the world on 97.6fm, Online, Google, Siri, Alexa and on Tunein!
Based in Nerja and broadcasting 24 hours a day, your advert would be heard between 4 to 6 times a day, every day at the same cost as a magazine or local newspaper, which are looked at maybe once or even missed…….you can’t miss whats on the radio unless it’s switched off!
We script it, do the voiceover, add music and once approved by you…..we broadcast it!
Whether your a bar an estate agent, supermarket or have a product or service you would like the world to know about, let them know on 97.6 Coast Fm Gold.
Email to studio @ coastfmgold.com or WhatsApp to 691934626 or leave message and we will call you back!

 

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com

    

 

Interpreter Services – June Special Offer!! 
First 30 Minute Consultation FREE OF CHARGE!!
Don’t let the language barrier be a problem! 
At People Group Spain we offer interpreters who are fluent in English and Spanish to help you with your day to day needs. 
Whether you need us to accompany you to a meeting, help you with paperwork, or even just make a phone call on your behalf, we will always be here to help. 
You can find us at Calle Diputación 9, Nerja or contact us by phone on 615763349 or by email at admin@peoplegroupspain.com 
Appointments are advisable.
www.peoplegroupspain.com 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Coffee table with elevated top to Measurements 101 x 55 x46cm. When raised Height 58 cms price 30€
-Ideal kitchen shelf solid wood natural & waxed with a nice shade of blue chalk paint underneath. Measurements 152 x 12 x 24cms Price 25€
-Useful corner unit Natural wood & waxed with hint of blue chalk paint measurements height 86cms 40cms into each corner Price 45€
Contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Fire tv stick with AlexaVoice Remote selling in
Uk for around 60 pounds, unwanted gift as I have got one already hence the sale price of 45 euros, brand new unopened.
Please phone 699948993 after 11.30 please
Karen, Torrox Costa 

 

For Sale: Wardrobe/storage. Bought this for €40 including delivery. Put it together but realised its too big for space.
Dismantled in a bag with instructions. €20.
More pics on request. Buyer collects.
Mags, El Morche or can meet local.
Phone / what’s app. 00353866077105 or 699451619 

 

Wanted: Strimmer / brushcutter. I need to buy a professional or semi-professional strimmer / brushcutter. Ideally a Husqvarna or Stihl model with bike handle style for ease of operation. The machine has to be in good condition & well maintained. Please contact Garry (Competa area ) by WhatsApp on 682672400. Thank you.

 

Wanted: Long Term Rental. Hello, my husband and I are looking for an apartment or house to rent for a long term, in Torrox Costa or Torrox Pueblo, that has a patio or terrace, to a direct owner. We are good tenants with references. Our limit is € 450. We have time to move until September 30. Please communicate by WhatsApp 663828302. Mario / Teresa, El Morche

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Vaccine Certificates: Thanks to everyone for replying to my previous post about vaccine certificates.
The solution:
Download the Salud Andalusia app
Select: Certificados COVID-19
Select: Vacunation
Select: Datos personales y verificación móvil
Then enter the information:
AN number (you can get this from the appointment card)
Document type and number* (NIE or Passport / others)
Date of birth
Telephone number
The information must match exactly the information on the system!
*Here’s where we had a problem. My document was a UK passport and it kept saying the information was incorrect without specifically identifying what was wrong. We checked with the local health centre and they informed us you need to add a 0 (zero) to the front of the 9 digit UK passport number! (how silly of us not to realise, haha). I understand there is not a problem when using your NIE as the identifying document – but you have to use whichever document they have on the system for you … in our case a UK passport.
Once the info is accepted as correct you’ll receive a text message with a code – enter code and hey presto you are in and you can download the certificate (although in my case it took a number of attempts).
Hope this helps others having difficulty.
Feel free to email me should anyone need further help.
Chris, Torre del Mar
Email: ch661024 AT gmail D0T com

 

News & Articles

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{ Translations by http://www.DeepL.com/Translator }

Editor Note: I have discovered a very good English language news source for all things related to travel and Covid in the EU. It is called “Schengenvisainfo News”. Find it at https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/ 

COVID-19

Covid Malaga- The rate continues to rise in Malaga, with almost 300 infections and one death for the second day running: {Translation} Updated: 29 June, 2021, 13:44.
-Contrary to the evolution in Andalusia, the cumulative incidence of the coronavirus continues to grow in Malaga and has now increased for more than three weeks. Although with occasional decreases, the upward trend is clear since the beginning of June when the province entered in high risk of spread of Covid to exceed the limit of 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. As of this Tuesday, according to updated data from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), the rate is 171.8. It has risen 1.7 points in the last day, after the 12 points climbed after the weekend.
-Also in the capital of Malaga, the rate has risen one more day, to 175.5 cases in the last 14 days, nine points more than the previous day. With this, the city is ahead of the provincial average, which in turn exceeds the regional rate by eight points, which stands at 163.8. In the case of Andalusia, this indicator fell by four tenths of a point on Tuesday, the eleventh consecutive day.
-The rate at which the number of infections is increasing is not slowing down either. Although this day the number of new infections is a few less than yesterday (only 24, taking into account that they were accumulated data for the whole weekend), the figure is close to 300 cases for the second consecutive day. Specifically, the province of Malaga has 272 Covid positives, compared to the 296 recorded on Saturday and Sunday. Once again, it is the Andalusian province with the most cases.
-On this Tuesday registered one more death in Malaga due to the virus, which brings to 1,671 the number of deaths in the province of Malaga since the outbreak of the pandemic. In Andalusia, seven deaths have been recorded in the last day (Seville and Jaen have two each, while Cadiz and Cordoba have one each). Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tasa-creciendo-Malaga-contagios-fallecido_0_1587741835.html

 

Andalusia to “slow down” Covid vaccination of 30-year-olds in July as half the number of doses will be given to them: {Translation} Updated: 29/06/2021, 16:46
-In July there will be a “slowdown” in the pace of vaccination against Covid-19 in Andalusia, which until now was going faster than in other autonomous communities, as announced this Tuesday by the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre. The reason for this is that 1,575,920 doses will arrive in July from different laboratories. This is less than half the number of vaccines that the autonomous community will receive this June (3,467,100 doses).
-As a result, there will be a “slowdown” in the vaccination of those under 35 years of age. Those in their thirties will be the main group affected by this halt.
-Right now, Andalusians born in 1985 are being vaccinated, i.e. those aged 36. Andalusia has closed the schedule of appointments for groups under this age since last week to administer the second doses.
-Aguirre explained that “there will be a significant drop in the arrival of vaccines in the following weeks”. No doses from AstraZeneca will arrive in July, because by then all the second injections will have been given to the 60-69 age group. Nor will there be any doses from Janssen because there has been “a contamination problem”.
-The minister said that they will start calling Andalusians aged 33 to 35 “throughout this month and next month” because the availability of vaccines will be lower and a second dose will have to be reserved for those who had their first injections beforehand. “If 50% less than the 580,000 doses from Pfizer are going to arrive and the second dose has to be administered 21 days later, I have to slow down a little and keep it on stand-by,” he said.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-frenara-julio-vacunacion-contra-covid-treintaneros-recibir-mitad-dosis-202106291434_noticia.html

 

Coronavirus infections soar in the age group between 15 and 29 years old in Spain: Andalucía plans to bring forward the vaccination of the under-30s due to the risk of outbreaks among young people.
The number of coronavirus infections has skyrocketed in the age group between 15 and 29 years in recent weeks, with the ‘macro outbreak’ originating in Mallorca due to end-of-year trips being the prime example with close to a thousand people infected.
Regional government sources said, “At the moment there is nothing agreed, but the matter is on the table,” who admit that the ‘macro outbreak’ in is worrying the Junta, that wants to avoid at all costs the possibility of something similar happen in Andalucía. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202106/29/coronavirus-infections-soar-group-20210629093440.html

SPAIN

New Coronavirus outbreak in Spain- how it started and what is happening now: Over 1,000 people in eight regions have tested positive after traveling to Mallorca on student trips. More than 200 youths have been quarantined on the island, leading to claims of ‘kidnapping’
Parties in hotel rooms, outdoor drinking sessions, cruises and a crowded reggaeton concert in Mallorca, in Spain’s Balearic Islands. These are some of the hotspots of the coronavirus outbreak that has led to more than 1,000 cases in eight Spanish regions, and forced more than 2,000 people to quarantine in Madrid alone. There are related cases in Galicia, the Valencia region, the Basque Country, Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha, Aragón and Catalonia.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-06-29/coronavirus-outbreak-in-spain-how-it-started-and-what-is-happening-now.html

 

US Travelers Now Can Enter Spain Even If They Are Not Vaccinated: Updated: June 28, 2021.
-The Spanish authorities have announced that travelers from the US will now be able to enter the country without being subject to the testing and quarantine requirements, regardless of their vaccination status.
-Effective immediately, the new measure applies to all US citizens who do not visit any other country before arriving in Spain. Nonetheless, it should be noted that connecting flights without leaving the airport are still allowed.
-Now that travelers from the US no longer need to undergo COVID-19 testing or stay self-isolated upon their arrival in Spain, the only requirement they have to follow is to fill out a Health Control Form. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/us-travellers-now-can-enter-spain-even-if-they-are-not-vaccinated/

 

The government will repopulate sparsely populated villages in Castile-La Mancha with migrants: {Translation, summary}
-The Minister for Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, has assured that he thinks the idea of repopulating empty Spain with migrants is “very good”, after receiving proposals from the Junta de Castilla y León and some town councils.
-“I think it’s very good, it’s an idea that we have in our heads”, Escrivá stressed on Monday at a breakfast briefing at Nueva Economía Forum, when asked about a letter sent by the vice-president of the Junta de Castilla y León, Francisco Igea, with a proposal to repopulate the towns with migrants.
-“The model we have, which tends to extend, through different channels, sometimes purely administrative burdens, to enormously extend the period of this irregularity, this generates unacceptable pockets of submerged economy that we have to redirect”, said the minister.
-In this regard, he stressed the importance of “adequately training” young migrants arriving in Spain so that in the short or medium term they can join the labour market, especially in the middle of the decade, when “a large workforce will be needed due to the retirement of the baby boomers”. Source, Spanish: https://www.elespanol.com/eldigitalcastillalamancha/region/20210628/gobierno-repoblara-migrantes-pueblos-castellano-manchegos-habitantes/592441168_0.html

ANDALUCIA

Temperatures Could Reach 40C This Weekend: Current forecasts show that due to a mass of warm air from Africa, temperatures could begin to rise from tomorrow, Wednesday, 30 June, and reach 40C on the weekend. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/29/temperatures-could-reach-40c-this-weekend/

MALAGA

These are the Malaga province towns classed at extreme and high risk for Covid-19:
-A total of thirty-eight towns in Malaga province have been free of coronavirus cases in the last two weeks, according to latest data – updated on 28 June – from the Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Health.
-Special mention should be made of the village of Atajate, which has not registered a single positive case since the start of the pandemic.
-However, there are 16 high-risk municipalities and another 11 considered at extreme risk of spreading the coronavirus by registering a cumulative incidence rate above 250 cases in the last 14 days.
*Extreme risk*
-The Malaga province town with the highest Covid rate is Istán, which has 1,338.7 positives per 100,000 inhabitants. It is followed by: El Burgo (669.6), El Borge (433.8), Carratraca (405.4), Montejaque (316.1), Marbella (306.2), Álora (305.1), Colmenar (293.3), Alharín de la Torre (274.5), Villanueva de la Concepción (273.7) and Antequera (263.8).
*High risk*
The 16 high-risk towns in Malaga province are as follows: Nerja (231.7), Benarrabá (224.2), Benahavís (219.4), Guaro (219.3), Cártama (216.9), Estepona (209, 3), Pizarra (201.2), Mijas (194.4), Casabermeja (192.9), Villanueva de Algaidas (192.9), Jubrique (191.2), Fuente de Piedra (187.8), Benalmádena (176.4), Torremolinos (174.9), Malaga (166.5), Ojén (157.2).
*Towns without Covid cases in two weeks*
-Malaga province towns that have not registered any Covid infections in the last 14 days are: Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Árchez, Arenas, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, Canillas de Albaida, Cútar, Cómpeta, Comares, Iznate, Salares, Sedella, Sayalonga, Almargen, Cañete la Real, Humilladero, Teba, Villanueva de Tapia, Almogía, Macharaviaya Alpandeire, Atajate, Benadalid, Benalauría, Cartajima, Cuevas del Becerro, Faraján, Gaucín, Igualeja, Genalguacil, Jimera de Líbar, Júzcar, Montecorto, Parauta, Pujerra and Serrato. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202106/29/these-malaga-province-towns-20210629120602.html

 

Two helicopters and more than 30 firefighters battle wildfire: Forest fire declared near the Malaga town of in Casabermeja, this Tuesday (29 June) according to Infoca, the organisation responsible for tackling wildfires in Andalucía. The fire broke out at around 4pm Tuesday in the La Zambra area. Photo:INFOCA. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202106/29/helicopters-more-than-firefighters-20210629182236.html 

 

BIOrigen opens new restaurant in Torre del Mar: The young Malaga firm BIOrigen, which specialises in the production and marketing of organic avocados and tropical mangoes, opened its gastronomic ‘LAB’ on Torre del Mar’s promenade earlier this month.
With a young and dynamic team led by the Malaga chef Jesús Martín, who has a lot of experience of working with subtropical fruit, from the field to the table, the BIOrigen gastronomic laboratory is minimalist and has a zero-Kilometre philosophy.  FB link  Photo:SUR. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202106/29/zero-kilometre-dining-heart-20210629163956.html 

 

Competa Water Cuts: Due to problems with pumps, the Competa Council has advised residents in the surrounding campo that there will be some cuts in the supply of water from the reservoir and until the situation is resolved, they are asked to use water moderately especially during the day. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/29/most-recent-news-in-brief-from-around-axarquia-and-the-costa-tropical/

SPORTS

UEFA European Championship Schedule & Results:

Tennis News- Wimbledon ends in tears for injured Serena:
Tennis great Serena Williams limped out of Wimbledon in tears on Tuesday after an ankle injury forced her retirement early in a first-round match against unseeded Belarussian Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Photo:REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/tearful-serena-retires-wimbledon-after-first-round-injury-2021-06-29/ 

 

Tennis News- Wildcard Venus through to second round at her 23rd Wimbledon: Five-times champion Venus Williams, playing as a wildcard in her 23rd Wimbledon, showed vintage form to beat Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu
7-5 4-6 6-3 and reach the second round on Tuesday.
The oldest woman in the draw at 41, Williams had not won a match since reaching the second round at the Australian Open in February but showed she was far from finished on her return to a favourite place. Photo:Melville/REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/wildcard-venus-through-second-round-her-23rd-wimbledon-2021-06-29/ 

 

Tour de France News- Cavendish rolls back clock to win Tour stage again, five years since last one: A last-gasp addition to his team, Mark Cavendish rolled back the years as he claimed his 31st Tour de France stage victory on Tuesday – five years after his last success on the world’s greatest cycling race.
The Briton, who finished outside the time limit in his previous participation in 2018, crashed out in 2017 and hinted at retirement last year. He is now three victories away from the Tour’s all-time stage win record held by Belgian great Eddy Merckx. Photo:Cole/REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/cavendish-rolls-back-years-win-tour-de-france-fourth-stage-2021-06-29/ 

OTHER NEWS

Has the true creator of Bitcoin finally been revealed?: The High Court in London has issued an injunction in favor of Craig Wright, the self-professed inventor of bitcoin. The Australian computer scientist filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against ‘Cøbra’, the operator of Bitcoin.org, demanding that they stop making available a copy of the original bitcoin white paper published under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/high-court-grants-default-judgment-in-bitcoin-org-copyright-infringement-case-210629/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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DigameXtra No. 1994 Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant: Summer hours & menu
Good morning from La Casa Hotel and Resturant in Torrox Pueblo.
This week from the 1st of July our opening times for our restaurant change to our summer hours and we will not open in the day time.
This will be for July and August as it is too hot on the terrace and we find most want to be a little bit cooler and head to the coast!
As you can appreciate due to continued travel restrictions most businesses in this sector are still not up to full strength, we will therefore only open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings 7.pm until 10.30pm.
We have a fabulous new menu too with my favourites. Scallops making an appearance! Other dishes include our gourmet home made burgers, and yellow fin Sole with cava sauce. Our Restaurant is now back at our Hotel on our beautiful terrace on Calle Baja just off the main Plaza.
We cook all our food fresh to order and we restrict our numbers to just 20 so booking is advisable.
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Bandits in Competa: The Bandits will be playing live and vaccinated on the lovely terrace at Restaurante El Pampano, Plaza Vendimia, Competa this coming Friday 2nd July from 8.00pm.
To reserve your table call 951 832 810.
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Football & BBQ: Bea’s Postamt. Tuesday 29June.
England vs Germany. BBQ from 5pm
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Recommendation: We have been a couple of times now to the Sunset Lounge Bar on Torrox Park for their Sunday evening “All you can eat BBQ” which is really tasty and only 5 euros a head, it comes with all the usual side dishes of salad, veggies, rice etc. and they have a DJ playing some great music. Starts at 7pm. Would highly recommend it. Kathleen (Torrox Park).
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COVID-19

Covid Spain- Spain returns to 100 cumulative incidence cases after reporting 10,179 new positives since Friday: {Translation} Updated: 28 jun 2021, 18:40
-The incidence of covid has risen again this Monday by five points and stands at 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to Health, which has reported 10 more deaths since Friday (the lowest figure since last July) and 10,179 new infections.
-The covid transmission rate began to fall two months ago (27 April) uninterruptedly until last week, when, after three days of stagnation, it began to rise on Thursday.
-The 7-day cumulative incidence – the one that gives an indication of the virus trend by reporting the most recent cases – also continues to rise slightly (51.54). For the time being, the increase in infections is not reflected in the ICUs, where the occupancy rate remains at 6.9%, while the hospital pressure is up slightly to 2.04% (1.9% on Friday).
-The total number of infections since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,792,642 and the number of deaths at 80,779, of which 32 have been reported in the last seven days.
CUMULATIVE INCIDENCE
-Castilla-La Mancha (48) is the only community in a situation of “new normality”, recording an incidence of less than 50 cases, along with the autonomous city of Ceuta (16.6). At the opposite extreme is Andalusia, which, with 164 cases, is at high risk of transmission (above 150 cases).
-The rest of the territories are at medium risk (between 50 and 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days).
DEATHS
-Of the 32 deaths in the last seven days, 14 have been reported in Andalusia, 3 in the Canary Islands and another 3 in Castile and Leon. Asturias remains the region with the highest fatality rate in the pandemic (3.7%), while the national rate is 2.1%.
HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AND DISCHARGES
-In the last 24 hours there have been 244 admissions for covid in Spanish hospitals and 128 discharges. Only three autonomous regions exceed 10% of covid patients in their intensive care units: Madrid (14.5%), Catalonia (11.1%) and La Rioja (11.3%). At present, 2,495 covid patients are hospitalised on the ward and 644 in the ICUs.
DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
-Spain has carried out 46,257,190 diagnostic tests since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 34,044,503 are PCR and 12,212,687 antigen tests. In the last week, from 18 to 24 June, the autonomous communities have carried out a total of 586,565 diagnostic tests in this period, 83,795 per day. Source, Spanish: https://www.cope.es/actualidad/espana/noticias/espana-vuelve-los-100-puntos-incidencia-acumulada-tras-notificar-10179-nuevos-positivos-desde-viernes-20210628_1370214 

 

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia’s rate falls for the tenth day in a row to 164.2: {Translation, summary} Updated: 28/06/2021, 16:47
-Andalusia has registered a total of 1,260 cases of coronavirus after the weekend, more than the 1,210 of the same days last week.
-On the other hand, the cumulative incidence rate of the community has fallen for the tenth time in a row and stands at 164.2 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, one point below the rate of Saturday and 9.5 less in seven days.
-By provinces, Malaga is the one with the most cases with 296, followed by Seville with 259, Granada with 190, Cadiz with 173, Cordoba with 130, Jaen with 85, Huelva with 65 and Almeria with 62.
-The three deaths have been recorded- Cordoba (two) and Granada (one).
HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS RISE
-Andalusia has recorded on Monday an increase in the number of people hospitalised with coronavirus to 537, 24 more in one day, but 58 fewer than seven days ago and the lowest figure since 2 September 2020, when there were 522, while those admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have also increased to 124, two more in one day and 18 fewer in a week.
-Seville is the province with the most hospitalised with 139 and 42 patients in ICU, followed by Malaga with 81 and 14 in ICU; Cordoba with 78 and 22 in ICU; Jaen with 68 and 16 in ICU; Granada with 73 and 17 in ICU; Cadiz with 55 and seven in ICU; Huelva with 27 and two in ICU and Almeria with 16 and four in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/

 

Covid Malaga- Covid rate rises almost 12 points in Malaga after the weekend, with nearly 300 more infections: {Translation} Updated: 28 Junio, 2021, 13:27
-The rate of Covid in the province of Malaga has shot up almost 12 points after the weekend and stands at 170.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 158.6 last Friday, according to data updated on Monday on the website of the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA). The balance also leaves nearly 300 more infections, corresponding to the last two days.
-In the case of the incidence, this exceeds that of 4 June, which was the day on which the province entered high risk by exceeding 150 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants by one tenth of a point. In this time, Malaga has not only worsened its numbers, but has now exceeded the Andalusian average. The Andalusian rate is 164.2 in the last fourteen days after falling one point in the last 48 hours. Therefore, the province of Malaga exceeds it by 5.9 points. Almeria has the best figures (65.8), while the worst is Cordoba (255).
-This would be, broadly speaking, the epidemiological panorama with which the province starts the week, after the first weekend in which masks are no longer obligatory outdoors as long as there is a distance of 1.5 metres between people.
-The rise extends to the capital of Malaga, where the incidence also increases, by nine points to 166.5. Both the province as a whole and the city remain at high risk for coronavirus, with a rate of more than 150 cases in the last 15 days.
-By health districts, the Costa del Sol is the one with the worst scenario, as with a rate of 214.2 it is close to the extreme risk level (that which exceeds 250). It is followed by the Guadalhorce Valley (183.6), the Malaga district (158.6) and the Vega de Antequera (151.6). All of them are at high risk. Only two remain at medium risk (the established between 50 and 150 incidence): the Serranía de Ronda (72.7) and Axarquía (94).
-As for the number of cases of coronavirus infection, the province of Malaga reported 296 positive cases on Monday. It should be remembered that these are the cases detected in the last two days, since, as usual, the Regional Ministry of Health did not report any new cases on Sunday.
-With this figure, Malaga has the highest number of cases in Andalusia, followed by Seville with 259, Granada with 190, Cadiz with 173, Cordoba with 130, Jaen with 85, Huelva with 65 and Almeria with 62.
-Those cured in the last 48 hours are again fewer than the number of new infections: 286, according to the statistics of the Junta de Andalucía. Thus, since the pandemic began, 106,068 Malaga residents have been infected, of whom 101,855 have managed to overcome the disease.
-The most positive aspect of Monday’s report is that no deaths have been reported in the province, so the total number of deaths remains at 1,670. Andalusia has recorded three deaths this weekend, two in Cordoba and one in Granada.)
-The situation in hospitals also remains under control, with the lowest number of hospitalised patients with Covid in the last 10 months. There are currently 81 patients admitted to hospital in the province, one more than the day before, of whom 14 are in the Intensive Care Units (ICU), one more than the previous day. According to health data, since the beginning of the pandemic, 8,352 people have been admitted to hospital after being infected with Covid and 797 have been admitted to the ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tasa-Covid-dispara-Malaga-contagios_0_1587441898.html

 

Spain to require travelers from UK show PCR test or be fully vaccinated: Starting on Friday, Spain will demand a negative PCR test or proof of full vaccination from UK travelers, due to concerns over the delta variant of the coronavirus. The conditions will particularly affect travelers to the Balearic Islands, which are going on the UK’s green travel list on June 30. The archipelago is hoping to receive an influx of British visitors due to the eased restrictions. The rest of Spain will remain on the UK’s amber list, which requires quarantining upon return to the UK.
-For British tourists, there are two possibilities: full vaccination with one of the vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency or the World Health Organization, with the second dose administered at least 14 days before travel; or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arriving in Spain. This represents a change from Spain’s position, adopted a little over a month ago, when the UK was included on its list of countries whose nationals could freely enter the country. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-06-28/spanish-pm-announces-travelers-from-uk-will-have-to-show-pcr-test-or-be-fully-vaccinated.html

 

Andalusia extends anti-Covid measures until 6 July, when the expert committee meets: {Translation, summary} Updated: 28/06/2021, 14:43
-Andalusia will continue until 6 July with the same measures against Covid as it has at the moment. This has been confirmed by the minister Jesús Aguirre.
-Aguirre has pointed out that the community will be able to continue with de-escalation when two milestones are reached. On the one hand, that the number of hospitalised patients falls below 500 and, on the other, that the cumulative incidence is less than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in two weeks.
-In the first case, this figure could be reached by the end of this week. If the trend of recent months continues, there could be fewer than 500 hospitalisations for Covid-19 in Andalusia at the weekend.
-There may be more doubts about the cumulative incidence. The rate at which this pandemic speed meter is falling makes it difficult for this number to be less than 150 points before next Tuesday. As a reference, it is currently at 164.2 and in one week it has dropped nine points.
-In this regard, the Minister pointed out that, although hospitalisations “are progressively falling”, the figure set for “taking measures with peace of mind” has not been reached, according to Europa Press. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-prorroga-medidas-anti-covid-hasta-6-julio-cuando-reune-comite-expertos-202106281443_noticia.html

 

First Minister warned Scots to be cautious as the country was hit by 3285 new cases on Monday: The previous record high number in daily cases was 2999, recorded on Friday. The First Minister said the “steep rise in Covid cases” came as Scotland faced the “faster transmitting Delta strain of the virus”. Full article: https://news.stv.tv/west-central/sturgeon-cautions-scotland-after-record-high-in-covid-cases?top

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Britain’s ‘freedom day’ will come on July 19, says government: [Updated: June 28, 2021, 7:12 PM CEST] Britain will lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions on July 19 in what has been dubbed “Freedom Day”, the government said on Monday despite fears that an increase in coronavirus cases could lead to more deaths.
-“With every day that goes by it’s clearer to me and all our scientific advisers that we’re very likely to be in a position on July 19 to say that really is the terminus and we can go back to life as it was before COVID as far as possible,” PM Boris Johnson told reporters.
-New health minister Sajid Javid confirmed the decision in parliament, saying he had spent his first day in the job studying the data to see if the next stage of easing restrictions, called step four, could go ahead any earlier.
“Whilst we decided not to bring forward step four, we see no reason to go beyond the 19th of July,” he told parliament, urging the public to stick to the restrictions for now. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/uk-looks-set-ease-restrictions-july-19-sun-cites-pm-saying-2021-06-28/

 

‘Extremely high risk’- Hong Kong bans passenger flights from U.K. over Delta variant: It said in a statement Monday that the U.K. has been classified as “extremely high risk“ because of the “recent rebound of the epidemic situation in the U.K. and the widespread delta variant virus strain there.”
Under the classification, people who have stayed in the U.K. for more than two hours will be restricted from boarding passenger flights to Hong Kong. Full article: https://globalnews.ca/news/7986378/hong-kong-flights-uk-delta-variant/

 

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Wimbledon 2021- Novak Djokovic slides to victory. Tsitsipas crashes as Wimbledon makes soggy return:
World No 1 Djokovic claimed a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 win over Britain’s 253rd-ranked Jack Draper.
Third seed Tsitsipas, however, beaten by Djokovic in the French Open final just two weeks ago, slumped to his third first round defeat in four visits to the tournament.
America’s Frances Tiafoe, ranked 57, stunned the Greek star 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Photo:AP. Full article: https://www.firstpost.com/sports/wimbledon-2021-novak-djokovic-slides-to-victory-tsitsipas-crashes-as-wimbledon-makes-soggy-return-9761791.html 

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Bonoloto: The results of the Bonoloto of this Monday, June 28 , 2021 is: 04, 12, 24, 32, 35 and 42 , with the number complementary to the 30 and the refund of the 6. Source: https://www.laprovincia.es/sociedad/2021/06/28/sorteo-bonoloto-lunes-28-54435780.html

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
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Ambulance: 061
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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
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DigameXtra No. 1993 Monday, June 28th, 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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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open, so do pop in with plenty of room on the terrace if you wish to sit outside.
Trips
*July*
-9th – Trip to Gib. Last pick up 08.30 Algarrobo Lidl and the price is €15pp and includes €1 gratuity for the driver.
-23rd – Visit Benalmadena, to include Butterfly Park, Stupa and Marina. Price: €22.50
*August*
-5th – Trip to Gib. As 9th July trip
-19th – Trip to Selwo Zoo. Price €36 includes entry to the zoo and coach fare etc
-20th – Flamenco in the grounds of the Alhambra Palace.
(This is a change of date from Aug 6th, as previously posted). Tickets €35, includes show, coach fare and drivers tip. Depart 17.00 and returning from Granada at 12 midnight. Payment on booking required as show tickets have to be paid for up front.
*December*
-23rd – 27th Christmas break. 4* Hotel Bahia in Almunecar. Price includes full board accommodation, buffet meals with wine, Gala dinner on Christmas Eve and special lunch on Christmas Day, coach fare and tips for hotel staff and driver. €265 based on 2 sharing a double room/€350 Single room. Deposit €75 and is non refundable. It is important to take out travel insurance and you will need to take your passport or TIE/residencia card with you.
We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis.
We are selling off all our books at 4 for €1 and we plenty of choice for gentlemen readers. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday
Our greetings cards are for sale on the first Tuesday of every month, all handmade so if you are looking for a beautiful handmade card, pop along and have a look. All proceeds from the sale of our cards are donated to the Red Cross.
We continue to observe measures such as sanitising hands on entry etc.
The Phoenix Social club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information 

 

The Weekenders are gigging again: Come see our new lineup.
-Friday 2 July Altamar-Pizzeria-Restaurante in Marina del Este at 8pm. Avenida Marina del Este 18690 La Herradura.
-Saturday 3 July Bar Pub El Convento, Almuñecar (9pm TBC). Plaza Victoria 20, 18690 Almunecar  FB link 

 

Brown Sugar band: Sunday, July 4th, 8:30pm, €10.
Soul, R&B, Reggae and Disco.
The Hall, Calle Heroe de Sostoa 65, 29002 Malaga
Tel 679 441 801 

 

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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
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Our full range of services includes
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com

 

Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.

 

 

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Yfke’s Bar New bar/cafe in Torrox Costa, large snack menu including some tasty vegetarian choices & many Dutch treats: Indoor and terrace seating. Eurocup games are being shown live on TV.
Location- Mid-block on the west side of BLQ 8, Urb. Costa de Oro, Torrox Costa. From the beach paseo, turn in by the China shop, walk up past the sports bar on your right side to the next terrace full of tables & chairs. Yfke will be waiting to greet you. This is very close to the Torrox Costa Monday Market, so be sure to come by while you are in the neighborhood. MAP
Opening hours-
Monday & Saturday: 10:00 – 24:00
Tuesday – Friday: 17:00 – 24:00
Closed Sundays.  FB link 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-Excellent condition mirror, length 97cm, width 67 cm, been stored in a box for ten years, €40
-Foldable dog crate, with a removal tray, suitable for a small animal , 60 cm length, height 50 cm width 45 cm €20
-Dulce gusto coffee machine €10
Karen, Nerja, 722172575 

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

DigameXtra Readership Drive: In the summer many new people arrive in the area. Please help in letting the new folks know about DigameXtra, where they can get accurate local info plus receive answers to questions about all things Andalucia overnight. Remember, DigameXtra can be read in any language if the reader visits the website and uses the translator in the top of the right side column. The easiest way to introduce them to the newsletter is to forward them an email issue you’ve received. 
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Recommendation for SPW Construction Services:
We’ve just had our very old fashioned bathroom renovated by SPW and are delighted with the end result! Nothing was a problem for them and all the work was done efficiently by skilled and friendly workmen. Lower the ceiling? No problem. Remove the bath? No problem. Lights in the new ceiling? No problem. Tile on tiles? No problem. New toilet? No problem. Get rid of all the debris? No problem. All electrical and plumbing finished to high standard and the tiling is perfect! Highly recommend SPW. In fact we are going to have our en suite renovated by SPW also!
Regards Jo and Tom, Competa.
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People Group Spain: Thank you to Vanessa and her team who helped me with paper work and dealing with post and customs office. They kept me informed and up to date at all times. Thoroughly recommend their services.
Maureen, Nerja, maureenduffy10 AT hotmail D0T com
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Travel to UK?: As Spain has not been added to the Green List again this time, it seems its going to be necessary for me to travel to UK and quarantine in order to see my family. Has anyone any experiences they wish to share of very recent travel to UK, and getting tests etc in Spain and UK.
I am based in Torrox area, Kaye
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Warren and Des Decorators: Warren and Des carry out painting, decorating, tiling, bathroom, kitchen and general building refurbishments. These two gents have spent the last three days with us, decorating our villa. They took out all the furniture, covered everything else, and very carefully restored our ceilings/ walls to their former glory!
We are indebted to them for their honesty, reliability, and professionalism. We can recommend them to the readership of DigameXtra for any work that comes within their scope. We are very pleased with their work and would not hesitate to hire them again for any of the services they can provide.
Contact for Warren and Des: Tel 618346098 or
warren@carcleanmalaga.com
Thanks Warren & Des.
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News & Articles

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COVID-19

Malaga recorded the lowest number of hospitalized with Covid for the past 10 months: {Translation, summary} Updated: June 27, 2021, 13:52
-Good news for Malaga with regard to the pressure of care derived from the coronavirus. The data provided by the Regional Ministry of Health and Families has recorded the lowest number of hospitalised patients with Covid in the last 10 months.
-As of this Sunday, Malaga has 80 people hospitalised with the virus and 13 people in Intensive Care Units (ICU). The province has not had this figure since 24 August, when 79 people were admitted, i.e. for the last 10 months.
-Specifically, of the 513 hospital admissions in Andalusia, Seville is the province with the most hospital admissions, with a total of 137 and 43 patients in ICU. Malaga is second on the list, followed by Cordoba with 73 and 21 in ICU; Jaen with 69 and 16 in Intensive Care Units, and Granada with 64 and 16 in ICU. The provinces of Cádiz, Huelva and Almería have the lowest number of cases.
-Another encouraging fact is that a third of the population of Malaga – 33% – has already received two doses of the vaccines.
-The province closes this week with 150,336 new doses of vaccine administered against the coronavirus, 7,775 more in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 1,385,777, compared to 1,235,441 a week ago, specifically on Sunday 20 June.
-In the last seven days, 90,012 more people have been fully vaccinated. The total in the province is 557,214, thanks to the 6,591 people vaccinated on the last day, after this week’s immunisation of more than half a million citizens with the two doses.
-The number of people who have been injected with at least one dose rises to 861,681, which means that in the last week 68,698 Malaga citizens have received the first vaccine. Seville also leads the vaccination list at Andalusian level with a total of 1,643,079 doses administered, almost 9,000 more than the previous day. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/malaga-cifra-hospitalizados-covid-meses_0_1587141830.html

 

Covid Andalucia-Descent of hospitalization for fifth day:
{Translation, summary} Updated: 27/06/2021 14:37
-Andalusia has registered this Sunday 27 June a new drop in the number of people hospitalised with coronavirus to 513, 16 less in 24 hours, 57 less than seven days ago and the lowest figure since 1 September 2020, when there were 493, while those admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have fallen to 122, which are six less in one day and 23 less in a week.
-This is detailed by the Junta de Andalucía in the daily report on the disease. The number of hospitalised patients has fallen for the fifth day, by 16 on Sunday, 25 on Saturday, 14 on Friday, 24 on Thursday and 17 on Wednesday, after rising by 14 on Tuesday and 25 on Monday, and falling by 44 on the previous Sunday. Specifically, seven days ago there were 570 hospitalised patients. Of the 513 admitted, 64 are in Grenada, including 16 in ICU.
-For their part, ICU patients have fallen by six after remaining unchanged on Saturday after falling by four on Friday, five on Thursday and six on Wednesday. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/grafico-hospitalizaciones-vacunas-covid-andalucia-granada/

 

There’s a new variant concern of the coronavirus- Lambda, more contagious, and with the ability to evade vaccines: {Translation, summary} Updated: 26.06.2021 – 09:06
-Spain is now the seventh country with the most cases (44-to-date) of this new variant that originated in Peru.
-European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) predicts that it will account for 90% of coronavirus cases in the European Union (EU) by the end of August – the World Health Organisation (WHO) has introduced the new mutation to its list of ‘variants of concern’.
-This is Lambda or C.37, first detected in August 2020 in Peru and classified as “of interest” (VOI) by the WHO as of 14 June 2021. Here 90.6% of cases are already due to the C.37 or Lambda variant.
-The Barcelona Institute for Global Health stresses that the Lambda variant has been classified as “of interest” due to “its high presence in Peru and other South American countries”. According to immunologist Adelaida Sarukhan, “Lambda carries mutations that could increase its transmissibility or its capacity to evade the immune response, but there is very little evidence at the moment”.
-The difference between variant classified as “of concern” and “of interest” by the WHO lies in the fact that the former involve an “increase in transmissibility or detrimental change” epidemiologically, as well as an “increase in virulence or change in the clinical presentation of the disease”, as well as managing to reduce the effectiveness of social and public health measures or of available diagnostics, vaccines or therapies. In contrast, the latter have been identified as a cause of community transmission or origin of multiple cases, or have been detected in several countries.
-Spain, which is closely linked to Latin America, is currently the seventh country in the world with the most cases of the Andean Lambda variant, behind Chile, where 670 cases of the C.37 strain have been identified to date, the USA (with 524 cases), Peru (with 222), Germany (87), Argentina (86) and Mexico (57).
Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4741845/0/variante-covid-lambda-peru-preocupacion-oms-contagiosa-vacunas/

ANDALUCIA

Andalucian Politics Turmoil: For a decent summary of the current political situation in Andalucia, see this article:
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/27/pp-and-psoe-leaders-in-andalucia-hold-unprecedented-meeting/

UK

Matt Hancock resigns as Britain’s health secretary after breaking protocols: British Health Minister Matt Hancock resigned Saturday after a video surfaced of him breaking social distancing protocols. Sajid Javid, Johnson’s former chancellor and home secretary, was appointed to replace Hancock as health secretary, the government announced. Photo:Philpott/UPI. Full article: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/06/26/Britain-Matt-Hancock-resigns-health-minister/2061624737820/ 

 

Major Crypto Exchange Binance Banned From Doing Business in U.K.: Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority issued a consumer warning against Binance Markets Ltd., banning the cryptocurrency exchange from undertaking any regulated activity in the country.
Binance has until Wednesday evening to confirm that it has removed all advertising and financial promotions, according to the FCA’s register. The exchange must also make clear on its website, social media channels and all other communications that it is no longer permitted to operate in the U.K. Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-27/u-k-financial-regulator-bars-crypto-exchange-binance

SPORTS

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Max Verstappen wins Styrian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton second: Verstappen converted his pole position into a lead at the first corner and controlled the race thereafter. Verstappen was 1.4 seconds clear after two laps and calmly and slowly extended his advantage for the rest of the race. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/57630205 

 

Tour de France- massive crash caused by fan wipes out half of peloton: Just minutes after Christian Prudhomme had set the 108th edition of the annual bike race in motion, there was carnage on stage one. Tony Martin, 36, went down first after he was taken out by a member of the public. The spectator was stood holding up a cardboard sign with ‘Allez Opi-Omi!’ written on it in black marker.
The fan was looking straight at the TV camera on the passing bike and failed to notice the riders rapidly approaching her spot. Martin, on the right-hand side of the peleton, had no way to avoid her and went down after crashing into her arm taking the whole Jumbo Visma team with him. Video Link.  Full article: https://www.the-sun.com/sport/3162163/tour-de-france-chaos-as-massive-crash-caused-by-a-fan-wipes-out-half-of-the-peloton/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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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:
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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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DigameXtra No. 1992 Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Welcome to DigameXtra !

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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
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Trapiche Market:
Trapiche market is open from 09:30 hrs -13:30 hrs every Tuesday.
In July and August the opening times are 09:30 hrs – 13:00 hrs.
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga
It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too!
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls & other items; lights & ornaments for the home & garden; hand-painted. Andalucian tiles & ceramics; handmade cards & embroidered items that can be made to order; original artwork & photography; fresh fruit & veg; delicious cakes, pies, pastries & artisan chocolates; large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
View houses in your area, discuss property management or selling your house with BluCee Real Estate.
Please view our Facebook page, it is updated weekly with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market
We look forward to seeing you there.
Are you a beautician, nail specialist or offer a similar service?
Do you have unique or unusual items for sale?
If you do and are interested in a place at Trapiche market every Tuesday please contact Anita.
For more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com or +34 627 877 164 

 

Concert in Velez-Malaga: The Municipal Band of Music will be performing music, from Porgy & Bess, Caravan, and more, in the Parque María Zambrano on Sunday June 27, 20:00 hours.  FB link 

 

Summer Fayre at the Black Horse AEG: Alhaurin’s premier British pub. A warm welcome and friendly staff are guaranteed for one and all. Good food served all day every day. Live sports shown.
-Summer Fayre, July 8th. Buy, sell, raffle, food & drink available. Tables = €5, book yours now. Info- 952 595 858
Plaza Espana 29120 Alhaurín el Grande. FB link 

 

Venezuela Day: {Translation} On July 3, from 7pm until midnight at La Glorieta de La Fontanilla in Marbella, a celebration of all things Venezuelan on the occasion of its National Day. The event will include craft stalls, typical food, musical groups and traditional dances. Source, Spanish: https://www.diariosur.es/marbella-estepona/venezuela-julio-20210623000341-ntvo.html

 

Spanish Residency Clinics For British Citizens In Malaga, Murcia, Almeria and Cadiz: According to the British Embassy in Spain’s Facebook page, the residency and legal support clinic will be available in Sabinilla, Malaga on Tuesday June 29 between 10am and 2pm at the Edificio de Usos Multiples, Calle Miguel Delibes 11, 29692, Sabinillas, Malaga. Appointments can be booked by emailing uknationalssp@iom.int with the subject ‘Sabinillas Appointment’. More info at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/24/spanish-residency-clinics-for-british-citizens-in-malaga-murcia-almeria-and-cadiz/

 

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Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick at CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
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Assisted Living Services in the Axarquia Region:
Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.
MEDICAL CARE * HOME CARE * PERSONAL CARE
Palliative Care * Health Monitoring * Hospital Sitting * Respite at home
* Dressing,bathing and daily hygiene
* Assisted Mobility. 
* 24 hour live in care.
* Meal preparation, shopping & routine house keeping
* Correspondence and Communication 
* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
Contact Liz ( On WhatsApp)
englishnurse@rocketmail.com 
www.englishnurse.net 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing.
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Get an Eye Cream for free (retail price 14€)
– If you purchase more than 40€ of anti-ageing skincare products 
1. Visit Moonette website
2. Make your order via email, WhatsApp or Messenger
3. Promotion ends on 30th June 2021
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin. 
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please contact us to find out more or to order:
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102.
Follow us on social media:
Facebook @ www.facebook.com/moonette.es
Instagram @moonetteskincare
Google – please search ‘Moonette’ to get to our page.
Margaret Gosling
Email: margaret@moonette.es
www.moonette.es  

For Sale: Ford S/max 2.5T petrol (Volvo engine) year 2007. New ITV. Excellent condition serviced by Fords El Morche for 7 years. Engine rebuild only 3 months ago. New tyres, cam belt, wheel monitors. Test drive recommended. 250000km.
Tow bar – glass sunroof – snow chains. Must be seen to be believed. 
Reason for selling family grown up. NOW €4999 ONO. 
Tony. Torrox Costa 
partonaj@gmail.com 
whatsapp +447792579150 

 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Spanish style dresser stripped back to natural assortment of chalk paint colors & waxed. Measurements 110 x 37 x 180cms Price 275€
-Dresser. Natural & yute chalk paint welsh style dresser with new handles. 137 x 42.50 x 176cms Price 275€
-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 

 

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MSJoinery Recommendation, update: Spot on cue Mick came back and fitted the little “Soft Close’ widgets to the sliding wardrobe doors, which finishes them off perfectly. Last week I had guests, two of whom saw them and realised they were the answer to their own problems with big traditional wardrobe doors opening into small bedrooms. They will be contacting Mick soon.
Many thanks again.
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Vaccine Certificate: Does anyone have experience of obtaining a vaccine certificate through ClicSalud+ or the app with private health insurance?
I have a health number starting ANXXX… from my vaccine appointment card and can login to ClicSalud+ but cannot get into the area for the vaccine certificate even with a digital signature! Chris, Torre del Mar
Email: ch661024 AT gmail D0T com

 

Travel Info: My partner (Spanish resident) is returning to Spain from UK, can anyone please advise what documentation she will require. She has a paper document from Andalusia stating that she has had both vaccinations. She is flying from Gatwick. David, Benajarafe. Phone 653 750 772
email – djrobano@gmail.com

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

New rules for use of face masks in Spain start on Saturday, June 26:
-As of today, the covering will not have to be worn outdoors if a distance of 1.5 meters can be observed. It will, however, be mandatory to carry a face mask at all times so that it can be put on in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained.
Source:
https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-06-24/face-masks-in-spain-all-the-latest-on-the-new-rules.html

 

Covid in Andalusia- things stay much the same: {Translation} Updated: 25/06/2021, 14:10
-With 1,328 new infections, the 14-day cumulative incidence rate has fallen for the fifth consecutive day, although by just over one point to 165 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. As on the previous day, this is a high number of infections but lower than on the previous two Fridays when 1,453 cases were recorded (18 June) and 1,441 (11 June).
-Mortality remains contained, with only 2 deaths in the last 24 hours in Malaga and Cordoba.
-The evolution of the cumulative incidence rate shows different trends by province. Thus, Cordoba has once again risen to the highest rate in the region, with 275 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There have been slight rises in the provinces with the lowest rates and a significant drop in the number of cases in Seville and Huelva.
-As in previous days, the best news comes from the hospitals with a new drop in the number of patients admitted with Covid. This Friday there are 554 patients with coronavirus, 14 less than on Thursday, of which 128 are in ICU, four less than the previous day. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-covid-andalucia-todo-sigue-igual-202106251307_noticia.html 

 

Velez, Nerja and Rincon reported the most new cases of Covid in Axarquia: {Translation} Updated: 25 June, 2021, 10:30
-The municipalities of Vélez-Málaga, Nerja and Rincón de la Victoria have reported most of the new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the Axarquía region. Thus, these three towns have confirmed155 of the 204 cases of Covid-19 that have occurred in the region. Specifically, Vélez-Málaga has reported 66 new cases in the last 14 days, 32 in the last week. For its part, Nerja has reported 54 cases in the last two weeks, 18 in the last seven days and Rincón de la Victoria 35, 15 in the last week.
-The other municipalities that have reported a case of coronavirus in the last 14 days are Torrox (18). Colmenar (5). Periana (5). El Borge (4). Frigiliana (4). La Viñuela (3). Alcaucín (2). Almáchar (2). Moclinejo (2). Algarrobo (1) and Riogordo (1). In contrast, the municipalities of Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Árchez, Arenas, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, Canillas de Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Comares, Cómpeta, Cútar, Iznate, Macharaviaya, Salares, Sedella and Totalán, have not reported any cases of coronavirus in the last two weeks.
-All these localities, with the exception of Benamocarra, Cómpeta and Sayalonga, have no active cases of Covid-19.
-As for the Covid-19 incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants, El Borge is the municipality in the Axarquia region with the worst rate, 433.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Nerja with 255.4. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/velez-malaga-nerja-rincon-han-notificado-mayoria-nuevos-casos-covid-19/20210625085927041598.html

 

Covid UK- Some Improvement: Britain reported on Friday 15,810 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, official government data showed. That compared to 16,703 cases and 21 deaths reported a day earlier. Source:
https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uk-records-15810-new-covid-19-cases-18-new-deaths-2021-06-25/

 

U.S. approves Roche drug for emergency use against severe COVID-19: U.S. health regulators have approved Roche’s arthritis drug Actemra for emergency use to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients, giving an extra boost to a medicine that was already allowed to be administered on compassionate grounds.
The drug can be used to treat patients who are receiving systemic corticosteroids and require supplemental oxygen, non-invasive or invasive mechanical ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, the FDA said, adding studies showed Actemra helped reduce risk of death and speed recovery. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-fda-authorizes-drug-treat-hospitalized-covid-19-patients-2021-06-24/

 

The ‘trap’ of post-vaccination antibody tests: unnecessary and not recommended by authorities: {Translation}
-With mass vaccination, numerous offers for serological tests have emerged in Spain for people to find out whether they produce antibodies in their blood after receiving this preventive treatment. The prices for these tests are around 20-50 euros.
-Various advertising campaigns try to convince potential consumers of the need for these tests. For example, one of the companies marketing these tests argues that: “With such novel vaccines to which different population groups will not respond homogeneously, it is appropriate to test the immunity that the vaccine can provide by means of a simple test”. Another hospital group recommends the post-vaccination antibody test because “it is the gold standard test to see if you have immunity to the virus after receiving the vaccine”.
-Beyond the debatability of the above messages, one advertising campaign has stood out from the rest: “Have you been well vaccinated? Check your antibody level with a post-vaccine IgG ELISA test”.
-This message was doubly irresponsible: on the one hand, it promoted fear or doubt among people, some of whom may wonder if they are properly vaccinated, and, on the other hand, it questioned the work of the nurses who are administering the vaccines. Even if the vaccines are administered flawlessly, a small percentage of the population may not generate an effective immune response due to their biological characteristics.
-Upon learning of this advertising campaign, the General Council of Nursing (CGE) made the following statements on Twitter: “This ad is wrong and unfortunate. No, you have not been wrongly vaccinated because nurses know how to do their job and are professionals. Don’t sow doubts about vaccination to sell your evidence, let alone put the spotlight on the act of vaccination or those who carry it out”. Subsequently, the CGE reported in a press release that on 16 June it had filed a complaint with the Ministries of Health and Consumer Affairs about this advertising.
-The company has replied to elDiario.es that “the last thing we intended was to offend anyone, least of all nurses”. Following the Council’s complaint, Life Length has apologised and “we have withdrawn the campaign and the posters”.
*Numerous reasons against it*
-Beyond the criticism of the nursing community, serological tests are unnecessary or even counterproductive to assess the immunity generated by vaccines in the general population. This is why many health institutions, such as the Ministry of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), do not recommend these tests after vaccination.
-There are many reasons why serological tests are not recommended: firstly, because immunity to COVID-19 depends mainly on the response of T-lymphocytes, which are not detected by these tests. Thus, a person may very well have robust immune protection with low or undetectable antibodies. In fact, it is normal for antibodies to drop in the blood over time and this does not mean that the person is not protected at all. On the other hand, having antibodies does not guarantee 100% protection against reinfection. Secondly, there is a risk of false negatives (especially among rapid tests), especially if the specific antibodies produced by vaccination (against protein S or Spike) are not correctly detected. In addition, many rapid tests on the market detect antibodies against other coronavirus proteins (such as N) and not against protein S, so these will always give negative results to vaccinees.
-Thirdly, it is not yet clear what levels of post-vaccination antibodies are considered protective. The FDA elaborates on this issue on its website: “While a positive antibody test result can be used to help identify persons who may have had a SARS-CoV-2 infection, more research is needed with respect to persons who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently licensed antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 have not been evaluated to determine the level of protection provided by the immune response to COVID-19 vaccination”.
-Finally, as explained in a previous article on immunity of the vaccinated, we must bear in mind that, when we reach herd immunity through vaccines, not only those immunised through vaccines will be protected, but also individuals who have not received them for various reasons and also those who have been vaccinated and have not produced an effective immune response. Ultimately, immunised individuals will act as protective “firewalls” against the latter.
-Ultimately, these antibody tests add more uncertainty and doubt than certainty and are therefore not recommended from a health point of view for the general population. They provide incomplete information, with a certain margin of error, which is of no practical use. In the same way that antibody tests are not carried out in the general population to see if the vaccine against polio, tetanus, hepatitis B or whooping cough have been effective (except in specific cases, such as immunosuppression or pregnancy), it does not make sense to do so for the vaccine against COVID-19, no matter how many marketing campaigns there are out there to try to convince consumers that these tests are recommended or necessary. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/trampa-test-anticuerpos-vacunacion-innecesarios-no-recomendados-autoridades_1_8071571.html

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OTHER NEWS

Microsoft announces Windows 10 end of support date: Win 10 will become fully obsolete 14 October, 2025. Source

 

How to check if your Windows 10 PC will get a free Windows 11 upgrade, and the end of any degree of privacy as we now know it: The free upgrade will begin to roll out ‘”this holiday and continuing into 2022″.
To check if your current Windows 10 PC meets the requirements to run Windows 11 and is eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 11, you’d need to download and run the PC Health Check app. Get it here, https://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp
Minimum System Requirements for Windows 11
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
Graphics card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
Display: >9” with HD Resolution (720p)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Note that Windows 11 will only be a 64-bit release and won’t come in a 32-bit flavor.
NO MORE PRIVACY- Microsoft has also shared that Windows 11 will require consumers to have an internet connection to set up Windows 11 Home for the first time, along with a Microsoft Account. Microsoft has preferred to push the same in Windows 10 as well, but it was not mandatory and one could skip the sign-in and set up and use the PC with a local account. (The requirement to sign in with a MS account to setup new Win11 installs, due the the User Agreement you must accept, gives MS the right to scan all your data, keep a list of every website you visit and every search done, as well as capture every keystroke you make! No, a VPN will not protect against this. The data, linked to you and your computer by identifiers and the MS account, is sent to MS when your computer requests updates or otherwise calls home [telemetry functions]. Also, remember that MS is still planning on making Windows a subscription service of some sort in 2023. We don’t know how yet, but you can expect Windows to start asking you for money eventually. Personally, I expect this to arrive initially as an offer to let you continue using certain features that are free now, but in the future will only be available to subscribers. Just like they did with MS Office ten years ago. -Ed.)
Full article: https://www.onmsft.com/feature/windows-11-upgrade-for-windows-10-pc

 

Amazon and Google investigated by UK’s competition watchdog over fake reviews: The CMA has claimed that both sites are not doing enough to detect and remove fake product reviews and will investigate to see if both companies have broken consumer law by not protecting their customers.
Amazon are also under the microscope to see whether its users have manipulated product listings by taking positive reviews from other product pages and using them as their own, according to the CMA. Full article: https://www.chargedretail.co.uk/2021/06/25/amazon-and-google-investigated-by-uks-competition-watchdog-over-fake-reviews/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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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/

 

Churches & Worship

 

Evangelical Church- Torre del Mar
Christians United. Evangelical meeting hall.
(Sunday worship in English language)
11:00 in Calle Dr Ros Alférez 7, Torre Del Mar 29740
Our meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly.
Our primary objective is to honour God and exalt our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to be a house of prayer, a place of worship where God’s Word is faithfully ministered, and in so doing to be a spiritual oasis in Torre del Mar where all can feel free to exercise Christian love through their love of God, one another and our community. If you are a believer and want to worship in “Spirit and in truth” or if you are someone who is seeking to know more about the Christian faith, please come and join us.
Whether you live here in Spain or are visiting you will be welcome.
For further information please email Peter petcac@gmail.com 

 

New Life Church 
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here
Email: info@nlcnerja.com 
Website: www.nlcnerja.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province.
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings.
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings.
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.orgFacebook 

 

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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

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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
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DigameXtra No. 1991 Friday, June 25th, 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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Trinity’s concert: Trinity on Saturday 26 June starting at 6.30 pm awaits you at the Bío Beach Club paseo marítimo de El Morche. See you there, we are waiting for you. Reserve your table calling:+34 657 36 45 94
Great food and drink!
Follow Trinity on Facebook : @trinityjazzblues
(dana10marzo@gmail.com)

 

La Raqueta Artisan Market: Saturday 3rd July from 10 – 14hrs. Artisan Market hosted by La Raqueta Tennis Club in Nerja held once a month on the first Saturday of each month. A large variety of stalls offering hand-crafted, home-made products by locally talented people.
Info, call Linda on 659 375 603 FB link 

 

The Centro Cultural hosts a new edition of the Festival de Teatro Aficionado Villa de Nerja: {Translation} 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July. This festival has been held since the inauguration of our Cultural Centre, where theatre enthusiasts from our town and nearby towns have been able to represent their works in our auditorium.
In this 23rd edition, we’ll have three theatrical performances of comedy.
-Thursday, July 1, with Love Affairs and Other Messes Footlights Theatre
-Friday, July 2, will be the turn of Saldensayo with his work “Que malo es conocer”, where Anai Miguel and José María Rico we have a fun romantic comedy about love and heartbreak, with text and direction by Isabel Cabrera.
-Saturday, July 3, will close the festival on the Group The Chaparil with the classic the last metamorphosis of Ovid’s metamorphoses, where students of 2nd high school of Latin and Greek will make us travel to the mythical past of the heroes and gods grecolatinos navigating the various phases of the life of the poet.
All performances will start at 20:00 and the entrance fee is 5 euros. Source, Spanish: FB link 

 

Puppet Theater: Peneque y el fantasma del MVVEL (Peneque, and the ghost of the MVVEL)
Saturday 26th June 11:30h. Free entry until full.
Muesem of Velez-Malaga  FB link 

 

Bollywood Night: This Saturday 26th of June. Back again at Sai Indian Restaurant. Enjoy our live entertainment and our best curry in Costa del Sol. Looking forward to see you.
Live Bollywood dance from 19:00 to 22:00
Calle Torremolinos n’3, La Cala de Mijas. 29649 Málaga
Booking: 951254401 / 600098369
www.saiindianrestaurant.es 

 

Legends la Cala de Mijas:
-Friday 25th- Kylie Minogue tribute and Neil Diamond show and Mark Connor & Michelle new shows -Top of the Pops 60s/70s and last set 80s/90s, a top class night of entertainment
-Saturday 26th- They’re back, yes it’ssssss TAKE THAT SHOW (trio) and the amazing Lionel Richie show and Franki B party set and trio doing a upbeat party set
PM me to reserve your seats, 15€ each, which includes a table sharing buffet. Tel:0034 628353884
Calle Estepona la Cala 29649 Mijas  FB link 

 

Mantra Asian Indian Fusion: A new restaurant located in Calle Viento del Sur 2, Las Lagunas de Mijas – (Mijas Costa-Málaga).
Mantra Asian Indian Fusion offers its customers the best dishes of Indian food with a modern or fusion touch preserving the unmistakable flavour of the gastronomy of this ancient country.
They also serve breakfast, salads and of course a collection of the best national and imported wines. Tlf: 687 017 026
www.mantraasianindianfusion.com 

 

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-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Heat Pumps
-Installation and Repairs
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT competasolar DOT es Web: www.competasolar.es

 

Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! 
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. New Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 6pm till close. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Lunch available by reservation only. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

 

STAYCATIONS at Casa Magel:
Now is the time to book a relaxing getaway at Casa Magel B&B.
Great idea for Birthdays and anniversaries. Personalised vouchers are available.
The weather will only get better, soon be hot & sunny and we fill up quickly.
*Our special offers are on again this year*
-Offer 1, 2 nights B&B with 1 night 3-course evening meal with drinks for 2 sharing a double room 130€.
-Offer 2, 3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks and tapas & drinks at a local bar for 2 sharing double en suite room 175€
-You can add extra nights for 50€ a night B&B for double en suite room.
Casa Magel is situated 1 km from the typical Spanish town of Valle De Abdalajis first founded in Roman times when it was called Nescania
Casa Magel is surrounded by beautiful scenery and there are lots of walking routes. We are not far from El Chorro with the famous Caminito Del Rey, also Ardales lakes which are stunning.
Not far in the other direction, you will find The Wolf Park, a real experience to see wolves in their natural environment. Also nearby is Antequera, a wonderful town for sightseeing, with 27 churches, the old castle, lovers leap mountain and a spectacular bullring besides the many shops and restaurants.
A place not to be missed is El Torcal an amazing site of rock formations formed over 2 million years ago.
Or you can just relax around our refurbished pool with a fully equipped kitchen, bar & BBQ area with drinks & snacks available or bring your own.
The food is great, the views stunning, beds are comfy and the hosts are friendly.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
Ring 722879503 

 

Malagalingo Spanish School: 
Give your Spanish a definitive boost!
The time has come to try our 20hr Malagalingo Intensive Spanish Courses. €220, all materials included.
Don’t struggle with the Spanish language anymore!!
Come to speak Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere in our OUTDOOR TERRACE
From absolute Beginner to Advance. 
Small groups, 6 person max.
Free registration and materials. 
Ample free parking
Web: https://malagalingo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/malagalingo
Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493 

 

Wanted: Rubbish removal. Is there anyone out there who could remove rubbish from a terrace on Capistrano Playa , Nerja. Will need a strong young man, or two, to shift several Terracotta pots with soil in them and a table and other rubbish, probably need a van.
Please contact me in the first instance please.
Sue 677 322 169 

 

Spanish Lessons: Hello! I am offering my services to anyone who would like to learn Spanish (spoken, written, conversational). One to one or couple classes. I am an English native who has lived in Spain from 3 years old and have 8 years of experience helping people of all ages with English and Spanish lessons. Usually I do my lessons at a quiet cafe somewhere nice and relaxed. If you prefer online lessons, I am available on Whatsapp video calls, Skype & Zoom. I charge 10€ an hour for online and present lessons.
I’m located in Vélez Málaga. But can meet anywhere within reason.
You can contact me by mobile 679714873 or by e-mail nancygoldsmith@hotmail.es
Feel free to ask questions and get some more information. Happy to help!

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Nest of tiled top tables vgc Measurements
Large 47 x 36 x 49cms Médium 41 x 36 x 43cms
Small 35 x 36 x 39cms Price 40€
-Wall hanging unit natural with neutral chalk paint & waxed. Measurements 86 x 21 x 70cms Price 55€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: 2x Reconditioned Apple Mini PCs, €100 each
Features: The best of 2 worlds, a solid Apple built device with the high performance / high security of a Linux operating system. These are a perfect low cost alternative for anyone considering abandoning Windows or who wants to explore Linux.
-Operating system is MX Linux (not MacOS). If you can use an Android smartphone and Windows 10, then this operating system will be easy to use. MX Linux is like a cross between the two. And all your software is free! 
-1.83 GHz Intel 64bit processor
-2 MB RAM, fully tested at 100%
-80 GB hard drive, reconditioned. For large data storage plug in a USB flash drive or external HDD.
-slot-loading 8X single-layer DVD/CD-RW “Combo” drive
-Intel GMA950 graphics processor. The DVI video output supports full HD digital resolutions up to 1920×1200. VGA output (using the provided adapter) supports full HD analog resolutions as high as 1920×1080.
-Built-in wifi 2.5/5Ghz
–DVI or VGA video out, four USB 2.0 ports, combined “optical digital audio input/audio line in” and combined “optical digital audio output/headphone” minijacks, a 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet port, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. NO HDMI, you can buy a DVI to HDMI converter from Amazon for under €10 if needed.
-90 day hardware guaranty
-Cleverly enclosed in a tiny and elegant 2.9 lb, 6.5 inch square, two inch tall case with a built-in speaker and an external power supply.
-Buyer must provide the display, keyboard and mouse. Designed for use with standard displays or TVs, but not 28″+ big screen TVs. I can set system and keyboard language to any language you want. Currently in UK English.
-Well suited for all the basics with familiar apps like Chrome & Firefox browsers, VLC Media Player, Adobe Reader and Libre Office. Plays streams and Youtube videos in 720p quality without buffering, depending on your internet speed of course. Great first computer for kids- using the easily replaced external keyboard & mouse, common childrens laptop disasters don’t break the computer! Spanish public schools use Linux for computer assisted teaching, so MX Linux will be familiar to students, and will run any apps they need for school.
-MX Linux is currently the most popular version of Linux, based on Debian Linux, and is similar to Windows 10 in layout so intuitive for most users. Try before you buy. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
Contact DoctorLaptop by email
doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or call 675 993 069 after 11am, missed calls returned asap.

 

 

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DigameXtra Readership Drive: In the summer many new people arrive in the area. Please help in letting the new folks know about DigameXtra, where they can get accurate local info plus receive answers to questions about all things Andalucia overnight. Remember, DigameXtra can be read in any language if the reader visits the website and uses the translator in the top of the right side column. The easiest way to introduce them to the newsletter is to forward them an email issue you’ve received. 
Alternatively, you can give people the web address https://digamextra.com 

 

Flight from Gibraltar: Hello. Has anyone had any issues with taking a flight from Gibraltar back to UK?
Regards, Harry, Malaga
Harryhood900 @ gmail.com
(Please also forward responses to DigameXtra when you reply to Harry. -Ed)

 

Wasps: We are plagued with wasps drinking from our pool and harvesting lime scale. They’re largely benign, but visitors can’t cope because they mob the pool as soon as the water is disturbed.
Does any Digamite have a working solution to deter them? James (Archez)
Email: jamesD0Tmcculloch100@gmailD0Tcom

 

English Speaking Optician, Responses: Naythan, thank you. F.Y.I. fourteen replies. You certainly have some following!! Kind regards, John. (Benajarafe)

 

News & Articles

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{ Translations by http://www.DeepL.com/Translator }

COVID-19

New rules for use of face masks in Spain start on Saturday, June 26: {Second paragraph translated}
-As of this date, the covering will not have to be worn outdoors if a distance of 1.5 meters can be observed. It will, however, be mandatory to carry a face mask at all times so that it can be put on in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained.
-Precisely in the chapter of the sanctions regime, the act specifies that “the breach of the obligation of use of face masks laid down in article 6 shall be considered to be minor offence for the purposes of the provisions of article 57 of the Law 33/2011 of 4 October, and punished with a fine of up to one hundred euros”. Sources:
https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-06-24/face-masks-in-spain-all-the-latest-on-the-new-rules.html
And this one in Spanish
https://www.cope.es/actualidad/espana/noticias/pueden-multar-partir-del-sabado-llevas-mascarilla-20210624_1363424

 

Covid Spain- Incidence rises for second day to 93 cases after 4,507 infections: {Translation, summary} Updated: 24June21, 7pm
-The 14-day incidence rate has registered a new rise this Thursday, standing at 93.19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Yesterday the incidence stood at 92.57 points and registered the first daily rise, albeit of just a few tenths, since the end of April, when the peak of the fourth wave was reached.
-The incidence has risen in nine regions. Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia and La Rioja have recorded increases since the last day.
-Some communities have shown their concern this Thursday after a study trip to Mallorca has generated a macro outbreak of more than a thousand infected. The Community of Madrid, among others, fear that this case will affect the incidence in the coming days.
-The Ministry of Health, in its latest daily report, has reported 4,507 new infections in the last 24 hours, which is also an increase on the 4,341 recorded yesterday, and brings the total number of people infected with COVID during the pandemic to 3,777,539.
-The health authorities have also added 18 deaths, bringing the number of COVID deaths to 80,766.
-The improvement in the hospital situation continues. Only 7.07% of ICU beds are occupied by COVID patients, 659 patients in total. In addition, in terms of conventional beds, the average occupancy rate in Spain is already below 2% (1.96%), 2,049 patients in total.
-Meanwhile, the vaccination campaign is progressing. Spain has broken a new daily record after administering 733,245 doses in the last 24 hours. This means that almost a third of the population is now fully immunised (32.9%), more than 15.6 million people. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/incidencia-sube-segundo-dia-93-casos-sanidad-notifica-4-507-contagios_1_8071925.html

 

Malaga Registers 489 New Positive Coronavirus Cases:
Covid continues to trend without giving respite in the province of Malaga. After several weeks in which the daily figures ​​showed a certain normalization in the number of infections, this Thursday, June 24, leaves a significant rebound in official statistics. In the last 24 hours, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health, 489 new positives have been notified. This is a significant increase in cases given that 235 infections were recorded, yesterday June 23. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/24/malaga-registers-489-new-positive-coronavirus-cases/

 

The Axarquía continue one more week in level 1 of the Health Alert for Covid-19: {Translation} Updated: 24 June 2021, 9:00
-The two health districts to which the 31 villages of the Axarquia region belong, will continue for another week at level 1 health alert for Covid-19, the lowest established by the health authorities of the autonomous community of Andalusia.
-This has been determined this Wednesday by the Territorial Committee for High Impact Public Health Alerts in Malaga, which is responsible each week for analysing the epidemiological data on the incidence of COVID-19 in the province.
-The Axarquia health district has experienced a slight increase in its infection rate in the last week, standing at 99.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 95.2 cases seven days ago. In contrast, this incidence rate has fallen in the Malaga health district to which the Axarquia towns of Macharaviaya, Moclinejo, Rincón de la Victoria and Totalán belong, from 143.5 cases to the current 143.0.
-By localities, El Borge with 433.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and Periana with 271.3, are the municipalities with the highest Covid-19 infection rate in Axarquia. In contrast, the towns of Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Árchez, Arenas, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, Canillas de Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Colmenar, Comares, Cómpeta, Cútar, Iznate, Macharaviaya, Salares, Sayalonga, Sedella and Totalán have had a zero rate of infection for the last 14 days. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/axarquia-sigue-semana-mas-nivel-1-alerta-sanitaria-covid-19/20210624084437041571.html

 

Junta expects to receive 30 – 35 per cent fewer Covid vaccines in July; also announced when it plans to start jabbing the twentysomethings: The director of the Junta de Andalucía’s coronavirus vaccination plan, David Moreno, said this Thursday (24 June) he hopes that “during July” young people in their 20s can start to be vaccinated in the region. This is despite the fact that next month the regional government calculates that it will receive “around 30 to 35 per cent fewer” doses compared to those that are arriving throughout the month of June. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202106/24/junta-expects-receive-cent-20210624174355.html

ANDALUCIA

Forecasters warn of a heatwave in Andalucía ahead of the weekend: Suffocating heat with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees are expected in all the provinces, except in Malaga and on its Costa del Sol. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202106/24/forecasters-warn-

heatwave-andalucia-20210624122140.html

NERJA

Two karate events will be held this weekend, June 26 and 27, in Nerja: On Saturday, June 26, the XXIX Provincial Circuit of Karate Diputacion de Malaga, and on Sunday, June 27, the XXV Championship of Karate Promises “Nerja Gym”. Both events will be held at the Sierra Almijara Covered Pavilion starting at 10.30am. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/24/nerja-becomes-the-provincial-capital-of-karate-this-weekend/

UK

The British still not be able to travel to the Costa del Sol:
{Translation} The Costa del Sol will still have to wait for British tourists, its main source market. According to Thursday’s announcement by the UK authorities, only the Balearic Islands are now on the green list of safe destinations, which exempts travellers from a ten-day quarantine on their return to the UK.
-The British government has decided to take into account the regional specificities of the Balearic Islands, which are now on the green list, while for the rest of Spain’s regions, including Andalusia, the traffic light remains amber.
-The announcement was made by the British Transport Minister, Grant Shapps. From 30 June, the Balearic Islands, along with Malta, Barbados and other territories, will be removed from the “amber list”, in which, in addition to quarantine, travellers are obliged to pay for three coronavirus tests, one before boarding the return flight and two more on arrival in England.
-Prior to the announcement by Boris Johnson’s government, Northern Ireland and Scotland also published the results of their review of travel considerations, in both cases placing the Balearic Islands on the green list. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Reino-Unido-incluye-Baleares-lista-verde-Costa-Sol_0_1586243406.html

SPORTS

Uefa scraps away goals rule from next season: Uefa has scrapped the away goals rule in its competitions, proclaiming it was no longer a fair way of deciding the winner of European ties. Aleksander Ceferin, the Uefa president, said: “The impact of the rule now runs counter to its original purpose as, in fact, it now dissuades home teams – especially in first legs – from attacking, because they fear conceding a goal that would give their opponents a crucial advantage. There is also criticism of the unfairness, especially in extra-time, of obliging the home team to score twice when the away team has scored.” Full article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2021/06/24/away-goals-rule-scrapped-champions-league-ties-go-extra/

OTHER NEWS

Microsoft announces Windows 11: Microsoft plans to release Windows 11 to the general public by the holidays, so we can probably expect it sometime around late November. Before that, we’ll likely see a slew of public betas, starting next week. It’ll be a free update to Windows 10 users.
As Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay noted in today’s announcement, the overall idea behind the design is to make you feel “an incredible sense of calm,” but at the same time, the Windows team has also worked to make it a lot faster. Windows Updates, for example, are supposed to be 40 percent faster, but Panay also noted that starting up your machine and even browsing should feel much faster.
One surprise feature here is that you will now also be able to run Android apps on Windows. These apps will seem like native apps that can be integrated into the taskbar, for example. These apps will be in the redesigned Microsoft Store, via – you want to sit down for this – the Amazon Appstore! (These will likely only be “Microsoft approved” Android apps. Don’t expect to find any pirate IPTV apps. -Ed.) Full article: https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/24/microsoft-announces-windows-11-generally-available-by-the-holidays/

 

Google Delays Blocking Third-Party Cookies in Chrome to 2023: In addition, Google plans on securing clearance from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority before embarking on the cookie-blocking plan. Third-party cookies are a major way websites serve relevant ads to users. However, the same technology works by tracking user’s activities from one site to the next, which can infringe on your privacy. Full article: https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-delays-blocking-third-party-cookies-in-chrome-to-2023

 

EE has become the first major UK mobile network to bring back charges for customers who travel to Europe: Brexit meant operators could reimpose charges, though the main four – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – said they had no plans to.
New EE customers who join from July 7 will face a charge for using their data, making calls, or sending text messages.
Though it does not include existing customers, anyone who upgrades and renews their contract from the same date will also have to pay (so if your contract ends and you leave it rolling and unchanged, you will not fall under the new rules).
A flat fee of £2 per day will apply to use your full EE data, minutes and text allowance when travelling to affected countries in the EU.
Depending on how long you intend to travel, it could work out cheaper getting a 30-day Roam Abroad Pass.
The pass costs £10 for those with an Essential plan, but people using the Smart or Full Works packages can add it at no extra cost, as long as it is added before you travel.
Full article: https://www.aol.co.uk/money/ee-europe-roaming-charges-does-150548722.html

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/

 

Churches & Worship

 

Evangelical Church- Torre del Mar
Christians United. Evangelical meeting hall.
(Sunday worship in English language)
11:00 in Calle Dr Ros Alférez 7, Torre Del Mar 29740
Our meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly.
Our primary objective is to honour God and exalt our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to be a house of prayer, a place of worship where God’s Word is faithfully ministered, and in so doing to be a spiritual oasis in Torre del Mar where all can feel free to exercise Christian love through their love of God, one another and our community. If you are a believer and want to worship in “Spirit and in truth” or if you are someone who is seeking to know more about the Christian faith, please come and join us.
Whether you live here in Spain or are visiting you will be welcome.
For further information please email Peter petcac@gmail.com 

 

New Life Church 
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here
Email: info@nlcnerja.com 
Website: www.nlcnerja.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province.
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings.
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings.
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.orgFacebook 

 

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Monday: Torrox Costa
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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

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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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National Police: 091
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Ambulance: 061
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Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 1990 Thursday, June 24th, 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
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Soundshine Trio: Live Sunday 27 June, 5pm.
Horno Beach Club, Playa de la Carihuela 46 Torremolinos 29620. Res 951 909 127 / 628 451 279 FB link 

 

Torrox Park Monthly Market: Last Sunday of the month.
June 27th at Sunset Lounge Bar & Restaurant – Torrox
12-2pm.  FB link 

 

Tina Turner tribute show: Sat., 26 June, show at 10pm.
Brand new show on the coast! Not to be missed high quality performers reserve now 611 383 423.
Bonanza Bar, Av Bonanza 1, Benalmadena 

 

BioBeach Upcoming Events: BioBeach on El Morche’s Paseo Maritimo, behind the church, invites you to participate in two special events in July:
-On Wed. July 7th starting at 11am a presentation on Argentina, touching on its culture, history, topography, cuisine and art/music. We’ll also include a fun True/F session! At 13hrs, a menu del dia will conclude the day’s festivities. Reservations by June 30th. Menu below:
Starters: Baked Empanadas meat (as well as corn, onion, bechamel sauce, green onion and organic eggs).
Main: Special Argentina Beef loin with green sauce and vegetables.
Dessert: Ice Cream of dulce de leche; or mousse of dulce de leche.
The menú del dia will include a drink- soft drink, water, a glass of wine or beer, or Cava: cost pp: 25€.
-On Wed. July 14th starting at 11am we’ll celebrate Bastille Day and the fall of the fierce Paris Prison in 1789. We’ll mention The Marquis de La Fayette and his contemporary, from Macharaviaya, the Spanish General Galvez (who had nothing to do with the French uprising!). We’ll also present a True/F list of French social practices! At 13hrs, a menu del dia will conclude the program. Reservations by July 4th. Menu below:
Hors-d’Oeuvres: French Cheese and olives Tray
Soupe Vichyssoise (cold potato+leek +cream soup)
Salade Niçoise: Potato/black olives on bed of lettuce and tomatoes+ anchovies’ vinaigrette (Google it)
Dessert: Baba au Rhum (Yummy yeast rum cake) Google it!
The menú del dia will include a drink- soft drink, water, a glass of wine or beer, or Cava: cost pp: 20€.
NOTE: The presentations starting at 11am aren’t mandatory to enjoy the lunches, but RESERVATIONS are needed for the Menus del Dia- By June 30th for the July 7th Argentinian lunch and by July 4th for the French one on Wed. July 14th. For reservations and/or more info contact norma2kk@aol.com. No programs in August! This fall we are planning the study of Bolivia and Brazil, both with special Menu del Dia; a morning with the History of Torrox; a session on Police Dog Training and David Baird’s celebrated book Between Two Fires he will discuss on Wed. Nov. 3 at 11am. Watch this space for more!

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Blanket box natural & wax with a hint of blue
Measurements 83 x 45 x 42cms. Price 60€
-Occasional table waxed natural top with chalk paint base Measurements 77 x 56 x 64cms. Price 70€
-Wooden tv unit Measurements 84 x 41 x 82cms.
Price 30€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Claud Butler 1.3 Trailridge Mountain Bike in as new condition, perfect for urban, country and mountain cycling. Only used twice. 26″ Wheel, 20″ Alloy frame, Shimano 24 speed gears. 220e o.n.o.
-Ladies beautiful bronze colour Traditional Viking Belgravia Bike in as new condition., complete with wicker basket and back carrier. 26″ Wheel, Shimano 6 speed gears. 110e o.n.o.
-Fit Fiu Stationary Bike Stand/Roller Trainer for indoor cycling. Unused. Six adjustable degrees of resistance. Folds away for easy storage. 40e o.n.o.
Torrox-Costa. Linda 648 119 401 

 

FREE: Bathroom refurbishment means there are the contents freely available to collect.
Toilet with tank/wash hand basin with pedestal and tap/bidet and tap.
Free, but a donation to charity which neuters stray cats will be appreciated.
Phone/WhatsApp 655 62 98 21
email: clark-ward@gmx.com
Jennifer Clark-Ward. El Morche.

 

Wanted: Small car. Must be cheap and have a long itv.
David, 635 393 054 Nerja

 

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Nerja Water Disruption: Due to the work of improving the distribution network is expected to be temporary interruption of the supply of water in the early morning of next Friday, June 25, from 00.00 to 08.00 hours.
The areas affected will be the streets between: Herrera Oria, Plaza Cantarero, San Miguel, Plaza de la Ermita, Méndez Núñez, América, Bronce, Cruz, Granada, Pintada, Carretas, Colón, Cervantes, Alfonso XII, Molino, Angustias y Ánimas.
It is recommended that, once restored, the supply run to the water faucets for at least 5 minutes, to clean the interior premises.
Helpline tel 900 813 810
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Found: Hearing aid in Avenida de la Constitución, Cómpeta. It’s been handed in to Debbie in Todo €xpress.
James (Árchez), james.mcculloch100ATgmailD0Tcom

 

Recommendations Sought: English Speaking Optician
Can anyone please recommend (distance no problem) a fluent English-speaking optician? John.
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COVID-19

Fourth Covid wave in Andalusia: {Translation} Updated:
23/06/2021, 18:08
-The evolution of the fourth wave of coronavirus in Andalusia shows a very slow improvement as evidenced by the 1,175 new infections recorded on Wednesday, a figure very similar to previous Wednesdays, as on 16 June there were 1,196 cases and on 9 June 1,263.
-This day adds 6 deaths to a statistic of deaths by Covid that brings the total number of fatalities of the pandemic in Andalusia to 10,171. Seville has four, Malaga one and Jaen another.
-The 14-day accumulated incidence rate has dropped with the same slowness, only two points in relation to Tuesday’s rate, to 169.5 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. By provinces, the changes are not very relevant. The highest incidence is marked by Cordoba, which today drops three points (267), being the only province at extreme alert levels. It is followed by Huelva (211), Granada (193), Seville (188) and Malaga (155), at high alert levels, and Jaen (140), Cadiz (139) and Almeria (67), at medium alert levels.
-More representative of the current epidemiological situation is the decrease in the curve of the pressure of care in hospitals, which again returns to figures of hospitalised patients below 600. This Wednesday there are 592 covid patients admitted, 17 less than on Tuesday, of which 137 are being treated in ICU, six less than the day before. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-sin-cambios-discreta-bajada-cuarta-covid-andalucia-202106231243_noticia.html 

 

Infection rate soars in Marbella at the start of the summer with the worst figure since March: {Translation} Updated: 23/06/2021, 17:57
-The summer season has barely begun and mobility is already beginning to have its effects on the epidemiological situation in the municipalities of the Costa del Sol. Marbella, the main coastal town in the province after Malaga capital, has a cumulative incidence (AI) of Covid-19 of more than 254 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants and in the last fourteen days 376 new positives have been detected.
-This is the worst figure recorded in the municipality since 1 March, when the same rate stood at 281 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. From then on, the figures began to improve, which meant that in just two and a half weeks, on 19 March, the bars and shops in Marbella were able to extend their opening hours beyond six in the evening.
-To date, together with Nerja (273.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), it is the coastal and tourist municipality on the Malaga coast with the worst evolution of the pandemic, despite the progress in the vaccination process.
-In the last week, infections have also increased in the neighbouring towns of Ojén (262.1) and Istán, which with 937.1 cases is the Malaga municipality with the highest accumulated incidence. Even so, its mayor, José Miguel Marín, explained to ABC that the situation is under control, as the positive cases – 14 in the last two weeks – occurred at a family meal and the contagions have been contained thanks to tracing.
-So far in June, 24 deaths have been recorded in the province of Malaga and 1,669 people have died as a result of the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of vaccines administered has considerably reduced the aggressiveness of Covid-19 and, therefore, the number of hospitalisations and deaths. However, the number of infections continues, as experts indicate that none of the four preparations (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen) prevent infection.
-The Junta de Andalucía has reported 235 new positive cases in the province in the last 24 hours and 89 people have been admitted to hospitals in Malaga, ten of them in intensive care units.
-As far as vaccines are concerned, Malaga is, after Seville, the second Andalusian province in which the most doses have been administered: 1,285,378. A total of 820,302 have already received their first dose and almost half a million Malaga residents – 494,715 – have already received the full course. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/malaga/sevi-tasa-contagios-dispara-marbella-arranque-verano-peor-cifra-desde-marzo-202106231757_noticia.html

 

Covid UK- UK reported on Wednesday a total of 16,135 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours: This is the highest number of daily cases since early February, according to data from the UK Department of Health.
Also, the authorities reported 19 deaths covid-19, which amounts to 128,027 from the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
Deaths within 28 days of positive test, over the past 7 days, has shown a 53% increase.
Source: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/

 

‘Likely link’ between rare heart inflammation and Pfizer, Moderna vaccines -CDC advisers: June 23 (Reuters) – Rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults are likely linked to vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech, and Moderna COVID-19 shots.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Technical (VaST) Work Group said that the risk of myocarditis or pericarditis following vaccination with the mRNA-based shots in adolescents and young adults is notably higher after the second dose and in males.
Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office, said data suggests a rate of 12.6 cases per million in the three weeks after the second shot in 12- to 39-year-olds. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-panel-review-heart-inflammation-cases-after-pfizer-moderna-vaccines-2021-06-23/

MALAGA

Pirate TV News- Head of illegal internet TV network arrested in Estepona: National Police officers investigating an alleged illegal pay TV network have arrested six people in raids across Spain – including the main content provider who was based in Estepona on the Costa del Sol. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202106/23/head-illegal-internet-network-20210623114615.html

 

Herd of wild boar rounded up in La Cala del Moral: Residents in La Cala del Moral were startled in the middle of the night after the appearance of a herd of twelve wild boar – a mix of adults and their offspring – on the streets of the Calaflores residential development, next to the promenade.
After the Local Police were alerted, the officers contacted experts from the Don Animal company, that serves the Rincón de la Victoria and Axarquía areas. Experts used anaesthetic darts and capture loops to catch six of the twelve specimens. Full article with video: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202106/23/video-herd-wild-boar-20210623192457.html

UK

Russia says warning shots deter UK warship; London denies it: The Russian Defense Ministry said a patrol ship fired warning shots after the HMS Defender had ignored a notice against intrusion and sailed 3 kilometers (1.6 nautical miles) into Russia’s territorial waters near Sevastopol, the main Russian naval base in Crimea. It said a Russian Su-24 bomber also dropped four bombs ahead of the vessel to persuade the Defender to change course. Minutes later, the Defender left Russian waters, the ministry said.
Britain’s Ministry of Defense denied the Defender had been fired on or was in Russian waters, but had been in Ukrainian waters. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-middle-east-black-sea-europe-government-and-politics-595debd7128eb2ae4ec68e240d1e712f 

EUROPE

Delta variant- Merkel urges European countries to quarantine incoming Brits: Chancellor Angela Merkel has said today she wants more European countries to follow suit in Germany’s rule to quarantine travellers coming from Great Britain.
Speaking at what many believe to be her last Q&A as chancellor, she said that those entering European states from countries with high levels of the Delta variant should need to self-isolate.
“In our country, if you come from Great Britain, you have to go into quarantine – and that’s not the case in every European country, and that’s what I would like to see,” Merkel told the Bundestag lower house of parliament.
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/delta-variant-merkel-urges-european-countries-to-quarantine-incoming-brits/ar-AALmdMt

LOTTERY

Bonoloto draw for Wednesday June 23, 2021: The result of the Bonoloto of this Wednesday, June 23 of 2021 is: 10, 20, 24, 34, 39 and 42, the complementary number being 48 and the refund on two. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-wednesday-june-23-2021/

SPORTS

UEFA EURO 2020 runs from 11 June to 11 July 2021, with 11 host cities staging the 51 fixtures. Here are the results from Wednesday and the schedule for the next matches. Source: https://www.espn.com/soccer/fixtures?league=uefa.euro

OTHER NEWS

Anti-virus mogul John McAfee found dead in prison cell:
Facing extradition to the US for tax fraud, the 75-year-old businessman allegedly committed suicide in Catalonia’s Brians 2 prison. Full article: https://www.catalannews.com/society-science/item/anti-virus-mogul-john-mcafee-found-dead-in-prison-cell

 

TOR Browser users need to update it now to prevent online tracking of your activity: “Almost anonymous” Tor web browser has been updated to version 10.0.18 with fixes for multiple issues, including a privacy-defeating bug that could be used to uniquely fingerprint users across different browsers based on the apps installed on a computer. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/06/patch-tor-browser-bug-to-prevent.html 

 

How much do you tip? Anonymous customer leaves restaurant a tip of $16K: A customer who ordered a couple of chili dogs, fried pickle chips and drinks at a New Hampshire restaurant left a big tip, $16,000.
The staff didn’t notice at first, Mike Zarella, owner of the Stumble Inn Bar and Grill in Londonderry, told WMUR-TV. The tab was $37.93 before the tip.
“It was on the credit card statement, they put it down next to the register and he said three times, ‘Don’t spend it all in one place.’” Zarella said one staffer then flipped it over and looked, “and she’s like, ‘Oh my god, are you serious?’ And he said, ‘I want you to have it, you guys work hard.’”
Zarella thought it was a mistake, but the bar manager talked to the customer, who said it wasn’t. He also wished to remain anonymous. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/nh-state-wire-health-coronavirus-pandemic-lifestyle-restaurants-565d0ba47c0a04d5c22aadde70419e07

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 
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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:
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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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UK,Newspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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DigameXtra No. 1989 Wednesday, June 23rd, 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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Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery, Canillas de Albaida:
Now open again after being fully vaccinated.
Open by appointment everyday from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France, ceramics by Chris France.
Now we have canvas prints on wood frames that look pretty much like the original at a much lower cost (from €40) ready to hang.
Subject matter: Musicians, Morocco, Cuba, abstract, Flamenco dancers, local scenes. Commissions considered.
To view all the work, for information on the artists and directions to the gallery go to: www.artroom-gallery.com
Maximum 4 people per visit, masks and social distancing obligatory and sanitiser available. The galley is also well ventilated and air conditioned.
You can book an appointment through the website or contact Mitch: 616 891 473 (Whatsapp).
Email: mitchbanjo@hotmail.com
Facebook: mitchfranceart
Instagram: mitchfranceart
Twitter: mitchfranceart

 

National Beach Soccer League in Torrox: The best players in the world will be set up this weekend in Torrox in the first phase of the National Beach Soccer League organized by the Real Spanish Football Federation. Source

 

Torrox San Juan Info: Concordia Square will present its Noche de San Juan on June 23 with musical performances and the sharing of traditional San Juan bagels. (Can I get a schmear? -Ed.)
You can enjoy in the Plaza de la Concordia, the performances that start at nine o’clock at night with the fresh flamencito by the group ”Lo Nuestro”, later the School of Percussion ”Culture Cajonera” will perform. Neighbors later will be able to follow the tradition of wetting their heads in the river at midnight. Source 

 

Theater in Nerja: Saturday, June 26, at 20 p.m. the Villa Cultural Center of Nerja will host the theatrical-musical-documentary show ” Survivors ” by the TEDteatro company. Admission will be free until completing permitted capacity.
The play staged the story of women who wage their battle every day against violence, slavery, lack of opportunities, abuse and machismo. Women struggling to stop being victims and become survivors. Source 

 

Weekly Crochet /Knitting Group: We still meet every Thursday from 10/10.30 am until 1ish in Caleta de Velez at Bar/Restaurante La Fuente.
Do you Crochet or Knit? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies (and ONE Gent) that are meeting every week in Caleta de Velez on Thursdays. We have no set rules-just bring a Smile.
Work at your own speed and chat making friends.
And – if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead.
And Don’t Forget – We will teach you either craft if you wish.
Hope to see you there. Need more information?
Email Polly on madpip @ hotmail .co .uk 

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar June & July Coming events:
-Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday – “Our Shop” is open with the New Spring and Summer collection. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
Every Monday – Craft Group & Knitting & Crochet Group. Time 10.00 to 13.00 in the Centre.
-Fridays – Coffee Morning. Come and enjoy homemade cakes and a beverage in our lovely shady garden. Inside seating is also available. Catch up with friends, browse through our shop. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-Friday 25th June – Taizé Prayer at the San Andrés Parish Church in Torre del Mar. Time 20.45. Taizé prayers is a monthly invitation to join us in prayer for unity and for all your personal intentions. Please send us an email to be included in them. Social distancing and wearing of face masks will be required.
-Friday July 30th – Taizé Prayer at the San Andrés Parish Church in Torre del Mar. Same info as previous item.
-Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open mornings only Monday and Wednesday 10.00 till 13.00 and Fridays as usual 11.00 – 13.00. We would like to assure you that we are complying with all the Covid regulations to make your visits to our centre as safe as possible. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334
E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org

 

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Nik of all Trades- Services available for home, garden and office:
-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 50€, 75€ and 100€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost . costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
Check my website for examples of my work  www.nikofalltrades.es
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nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free! 

 

Coast Fm Gold:
Things are starting to get back to ‘Normal’ …now what?
Let people know you are open for business by advertising on the radio, where you will be heard 4 to 6 times a day, in the car, the kitchen, the bedroom, even on the beach!
No magazine can do that!
97.6 Coast Fm Gold is the Eastern Costa del Sol’s number one radio station, heard locally and all over the world on 97.6fm, Online, Google, Siri, Alexa and on Tunein!
Based in Nerja and broadcasting 24 hours a day, your advert would be heard between 4 to 6 times a day, every day at the same cost as a magazine or local newspaper, which are looked at maybe once or even missed…….you can’t miss whats on the radio unless it’s switched off!
We script it, do the voiceover, add music and once approved by you…..we broadcast it!
Whether your a bar an estate agent, supermarket or have a product or service you would like the world to know about, let them know on 97.6 Coast Fm Gold.
Email to studio @ coastfmgold.com or WhatsApp to 691934626 or leave message and we will call you back!

 

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com

    

 

Interpreter Services – June Special Offer!! 
First 30 Minute Consultation FREE OF CHARGE!!
Don’t let the language barrier be a problem! 
At People Group Spain we offer interpreters who are fluent in English and Spanish to help you with your day to day needs. 
Whether you need us to accompany you to a meeting, help you with paperwork, or even just make a phone call on your behalf, we will always be here to help. 
You can find us at Calle Diputación 9, Nerja or contact us by phone on 615763349 or by email at admin@peoplegroupspain.com 
Appointments are advisable.
www.peoplegroupspain.com 

 

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Excellent quality chest of drawers all solid pine natural waxed and assortment of colors Measurements 148 x 44 x 124cms Price 345€. (Hand-crafted using 100% solid pine and oak Traditional methods including dovetail joints, and tongue and groove backboards)
-Easy relax chair with matching footstool Price 45€
-Table. Ideal for small kitchen extending table both ends extends with drawer vgc Measurements Width extended 155cms Without extension 99 x 60 x 75cms Price 45€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

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Bank Charges: I’d just like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all those who responded to my request for information. Your sound advice and guidance has been invaluable. I shall be seeking out a new bank in due course.
Well done Digamites! Colette. Torre Del Mar.

 

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COVID-19

The drop in Covid registrations in Andalusia confirms the improved evolution of the pandemic: {Translation} Updated: 22/06/2021, 16:25
-Coronavirus data in Andalusia have improved, consolidating the favourable trend observed since a few days ago. The Regional Ministry of Health and Families reports 1,098 new infections on Tuesday, down from 1,210 on Monday, and 1,267 and 1,161 on Tuesdays in the last two weeks respectively.
-The figure of eight deaths, although high, is also a change from the 14 and 18 deaths recorded on Tuesdays 15 and 8 June.
-The improvement in infection data is reflected in another drop in the cumulative incidence. At 14 days it stands at 171 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. The 7-day rate confirms the better evolution, with 76 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and is now close to average alert values.
-By provinces, the discordant note is marked by Cordoba, which continues to increase its incidence rate significantly with 20 points above the previous day’s value. At 14 days it stands at 270 cases, the only province with extreme risk values. The trend is not favourable if we look at the 141 cases at 7 days.
-Only Huelva (214) has a 14-day incidence rate of over 200 cases, although its progression is favourable with daily drops of around 10 points. It is followed in incidence by Granada (193) with the same downward trend, Seville (191), Malaga (155), Jaen, which has already dropped to average alert values (143), Cadiz (142) and Almeria, which has been stagnating for days at 66 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, although with a 7-day rate of 29 cases.
-In contrast to other days, the overall number of people hospitalised with Covid has increased, although to a lesser extent than on other Tuesdays. 609 people have been admitted with the disease, 14 more than on Monday, of whom 143 are in the ICU, one more than the previous day.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-bajada-registros-covid-andalucia-confirma-mejor-evolucion-pandemia-202106221302_noticia.html 

 

Covid Spain- Health notifies 4.040 new positive and 30 deaths in the last 24 hours: {Translation} Updated: 22 June 2021, 18:56.
-The covid pandemic has added 4,041 new infections this Tuesday and the fall in the cumulative incidence in 14 days is slowing down, and after a drop of two tenths of a point it stands at 92.2, according to the Ministry of Health, which has reported 30 deaths in the last 24 hours.
-Likewise, the 7-day cumulative incidence – the one that advances the trend of the virus by reporting more recent cases – also remains stable at 42.9 cases, compared to 42.1 yesterday, Monday.
-In addition, Health has reported a slight decrease of four tenths in the occupancy of the ICUs by covid patients to 7.8%, while the hospital pressure is 2.1% (two tenths less than yesterday).
-Madrid continues to lead in the occupation of ICUs, with a pressure of 16.4 %, while at the other extreme is Cantabria, with 0.94 %.
-The total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is 80,719, of which 68 have been counted in the last week, and the total number of infections is 3,768,691.
CUMULATIVE INCIDENCE
-For yet another day, six regions have returned to normal: Murcia (49.7), Galicia (41.4), the Valencian Community (45.3), the Balearic Islands (42.6), Galicia (41.45) and Ceuta (17.8).
-In contrast, Andalusia (171.2) is the only region with a high risk of covid transmission (between 150 and 250 cases), while in the rest of the regions the risk is medium.
DEATHS
-Of the 68 deaths in the last seven days, 21 have been reported in Andalusia, 10 in the Basque Country and 6 in Madrid. Four regions have not reported any deaths from covid in the last seven days: Aragon, Ceuta, Melilla and La Rioja.
-Asturias remains the region with the highest lethality rate in the pandemic (3.7%), while the national rate is 2.1%.
HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AND DISCHARGES
-There are only four communities with an occupancy rate above 10 %: Madrid (16.4 %), Castilla y León (12.6 %), Catalonia (11.8 %), Basque Country (11 %). In the last 24 hours, 298 covid admissions to Spanish hospitals and 440 discharges have been registered. At the moment, 2,691 covid patients are hospitalised on the ward and 728 in the ICUs.
DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
-Between 12 and 18 June, the autonomous communities carried out a total of 605,174 diagnostic tests, with a positive result of 4.3%. Source, Spanish: https://www.cope.es/actualidad/espana/noticias/sanidad-notifica-4040-nuevos-positivos-fallecidos-las-ultimas-horas-20210622_1358868

 

Prevalence of the Covid-19 Delta variant has quadrupled in Spain in the latest data: Since it was first detected in Spain during the week of 3 to 9 May it has remained at below 1 per cent of all cases, but in the latest data it has risen to 4 per cent of the positives that were sequenced between 31 May to 6 June. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202106/21/prevalence-covid-delta-variant-20210621185645.html

SPAIN

Why Spain’s telecoms slap price hikes on their best customers and reward everyone else:
-Telefónica, Orange, Vodafone and Euskaltel are raising their fees for existing plans while simultaneously offering deals through their low-cost brands.
-Fierce competition in Spain’s telecommunications sector is driving operators to spend large amounts of cash on splashy ad campaigns for new “unparalleled offers.” Yet there is never any relevant information, not even in the form of a press statement, about the ongoing price hikes for existing customers.
-The latter typically find out about an upcoming change to their plan through an SMS or a discreet message in their last invoice. Often enough, the customer will miss the message and only find out when the new charge is collected. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy-and-business/2021-06-22/why-spains-telecoms-slap-price-hikes-on-their-best-customers-and-reward-everyone-else.html

 

Spain’s Holiday Resorts And Beaches Overtaken By Sea Sludge: Tonnes of Rugulopterix Okamura has taken over the beaches in the south of Spain, specifically near Malaga, Granada, Cadiz and Tarifa, threatening tourism, the local fishing industry and marine biodiversity. The same brown sludge has also appeared on the coasts of north Morocco, Ceuta and Melilla. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/22/spains-holiday-resorts-and-beaches-overtaken-by-sea-sludge/

ANDALUCIA

Malaga caregiver of an elderly, British man arrested for scamming him of out his Costa del Sol home: Investigators concluded that the suspect had tricked the victim, taking advantage of his health, to strip him of his main assets – his house and vehicle. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202106/22/caregiver-elderly-british-arrested-20210622183034.html

 

Andalucian Government Slams Sanchez’s Pardons Decision: The spokesman for the Andalucian government has slammed the decision to grant pardons to jailed Catalan separatists and has accused President Pedro Sanchez of manipulating the news cycle to obscure criticism.
The Council of Ministers, Spain’s cabinet, granted the pardons on June 22 after President Pedro Sanchez argued the pardons would clear the way for peace and stability with independence seeking Catalonia.
Opposition parties called Sanchez a “traitor”. The leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal said Sanchez had committed “treason” and called for the government to be censured. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/22/andalucian-government-slams-sanchezs-pardons-decision/

MALAGA

EasyJet expands its flight connections: The British airline EasyJet has increased its number of routes from Malaga airport and has announced that it will start flying, this summer, to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Bergamo, Lille-Lesquin and Luxembourg from its Costa del Sol seasonal base. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202106/22/easyjet-expands-flight-connections-20210622131128.html

 

English teacher arrested in Benidorm for hacking into home surveillance cameras, filming naked children: The UK national allegedly made more than a thousand recordings of naked children by hacking into home surveillance cameras of more than 70 families across the world, including two who were located in Spain.
It is also suspected that he was hired by an adult to provide sexual images of a child known to the client, for €80 a photo.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spain/2021-06-21/english-teacher-arrested-in-benidorm-for-filming-naked-children.html

UK

Scotland lockdown easing delayed by three weeks, Sturgeon announces: ‘Current levels will remain in force until 19 July,’ says first minister. Full article, original source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/scotland-lockdown-sturgeon-announcement-roadmap-b1870617.html
If you get blocked from seeing the full article in the above link, you can see it here: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/scotland-lockdown-easing-delayed-by-three-weeks-sturgeon-announces/ar-AALjt2g

EUROPE

Travelling through Portugal will be cheaper, the country will cut its toll by 50% from July!: {Translation, first 2 paragraphs only}
-While in Spain the introduction of tolls on motorways and roads has ceased to be a spectre and is closer to becoming a reality, on the other side of the Guadiana, neighbouring Portugal is taking a step backwards in the face of social and commercial demand to facilitate mobility and tourism at a decisive moment before the start of the summer.
-The Portuguese government has given the green light to a reduction in charges that will take effect next month, from 1 July, when there will be a generalised reduction of 50 % in the rates of the old roads without cost to users, including the A22 that crosses the Algarve, known as Via do Infante, which will reach 75% in the case of electric and non-polluting vehicles.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/huelva/sevi-viajar-portugal-saldra-mas-barato-partir-julio-reducir-gobierno-luso-peaje-50-por-ciento-202106221805_noticia.html

 

Swedish PM Lofven ousted by parliament in no-confidence vote: Swedish centre-left Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was ousted in a no-confidence vote in parliament on Monday, leaving him to decide whether to call a snap election or resign to hand the speaker the job of finding a new government.
Lofven, who was defeated after nearly seven years in power over a plan to ease rent controls for new-build apartments, has a week to reach his decision. If he opts for a snap election, it would be Sweden’s first since 1958. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/swedish-pm-brink-parliament-readies-monday-no-confidence-vote-2021-06-21/ 

SPORTS

UEFA EURO 2020 runs from 11 June to 11 July 2021, with 11 host cities staging the 51 fixtures. Here are the results from Tuesday and the games for today.
Tuesday, June 22
Group D: Czech Republic 0-1 England (London)
Group D: Croatia 3-1 Scotland (Glasgow)
Wednesday, June 23
Group E: Slovakia vs. Spain (Seville; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) – ESPN
Group E: Sweden vs. Poland (Saint Petersburg; noon ET, 6 p.m. CET) – ESPN2
Group F: Germany vs. Hungary (Munich; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) – ESPN2
Group F: Portugal vs. France (Budapest; 3 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. CET) – ESPN
Source: https://www.espn.com/soccer/uefa-european-championship/story/4404465/euro-2020-bracket-and-fixtures-schedule

OTHER NEWS

Bitcoin price falls below $30k- Why are crypto prices crashing? Is China causing fall?: The world’s biggest cryptocurrency, long plagued by volatility, has lost over 20% in the last six days alone and is down by half from its April peak of almost $65,000.
After hovering around the $30,000 threshold, Bitcoin has plummeted to a new 24 hour low of $28,814.75 this afternoon (June 22). This is the lowest figure for the currency since January 2021. Full article: https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/money/bitcoin-price-falls-below-30k-why-are-crypto-prices-crashing-is-china-causing-fall-3281505

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

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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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DigameXtra No. 1988 Tuesday, June 22nd, 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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Correction for this Phoenix Club Trip:
August
-5th – Trip to Gib. Last pick up 08.30 Algarrobo Lidl and the price is €15pp and includes €1 gratuity for the driver. Proof of jab unnecessary (but great if you have been) but passports are essential as both Gibraltar and Spain are welcoming tourists. If you have residencia green card or the TIE card, it is advisable to bring it with you.
For further information, please contact
Gail on 951 067 723 / 626 370 695 or
email: phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information

 

One Bandit in Canillas Friday: One Bandit this coming Friday 25th June in La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida, from 8.30pm.
Lots of Beatles songs with home recorded harmonies and some Irish stuff too, your chance to have a good sing song!
Call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127 for your table.