DigameXtra No. 2006 Tuesday, July 13th, 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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Star Gazing Walk sponsored by Ayuntamiento de Torrox:
{Translation} We are back with one of the activities that aroused most interest in previous years “Un aseo Por Las Estrellas”.
We mix physical activity with a healthy and cultural walk, together with stargazing and awareness of the importance of conserving our atmosphere, which is what allows life on our planet Earth.
-On Saturday 17July there will be a healthy walk through the CascoHistórico de Torrox, starting from the Plaza de la Constitución to the Pago de Santillas where there will be an interpretation of the stellar dome, where we will be able to observe the Delta Aquarids star shower.
-On Saturday 21August, the Dunasde La Carraca in El Morche has been chosen to observe the Perseids or Tears of San Lorenzo. You will also be able to see the constellation Scorpius in all its splendour and all its alignment with Jupiter and Mars in this natural environment.
Places are limited to 30 people on each route.
Registration on 606 26 13 64 and 952 53 99 27.
Free for all members of Sports, but for those who are not members the price is 5 euros per participant.  FB link 

 

The feria in Rincon de la Victoria will go ahead from July 15, with attractions and concerts by Maria de la Colina and Las Soles:
Taking place until July 18 the feria´s concerts will be based in Plaza Al-Andalus and in the Plaza de la Constitucion between 8.30 pm and midnight.
The attractions will be based in Huerta Julian, closing at midnight. On July 16 and 17 they will close at 1 am. Source

 

The Rob Sas Band: Live July 23rd, 23:45
Louie Louie Bar
Puerto Deportivo – Av Luis Braille 29680 Estepona
+34 661 69 26 05 

 

Peter & Jochen’s Birthday Party- Public Event:
Tuesday, July 13, 4pm-late
El Soto De Marbella Restaurant. Tel. 951 90 12 50
2 for 1 Steaks
2 for 1 Burgers
Live music with several acts performing.
El Soto de Marbella Clubhouse, Urbanizacion de El Soto de Marbella 29610 Ojén. 

 

Blood Drive in Nerja: The Centro de Transfusión, Tejidos y Células de Málaga (Transfusion, Tissue and Cell Centre of Malaga) will carry out a new blood collection in Nerja tomorrow, in the Market Hall, from 10am to 2pm and from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.
Here you have all the information (in Spanish): https://www.nerja.es/nueva-campana-de-donacion-de-sangre-en-nerja 

 

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant:
Welcome to La Casa Hotel and Restaurant in Torrox Pueblo the village with the beautiful colourful umbrellas.
Our new summer menu has just been launched, along with our summer opening times foir the Terrace Restaurant which is open to the public.
We will be opening Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night only 7pm until 10.30 pm until restrictions are lifted and people begin to travel again.
We only take 20 persons for dinner so spaces are limited so we advise to book.
All our food is freshly cooked to order with some great new dishes including smoked Mackerel and Beetroot salad, Scollops, Mushroom risotto with Truffle oil to name a few! 
Our terrace has the most amazing views, and our restaurant prices are very reasonable with starters from just 6.95 and main courses from 10.95.
So if you like great food, and a beautiful setting come and visit.
662039741/ 952535471 to book.
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga 

 

 

Home from Home:
Your home in the Axarquia region prepared for your arrival.
We are a local couple near Lake Vinuela with many years property management experience in the UK, happy to take care of all your holiday home preparation needs.
Homes cleaned and aired, beds made and small maintenance jobs taken care of. Basic supplies can be bought and delivered prior to your arrival if required.
Additional services include:
Holiday changeovers
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Private rental inventories prepared and checked with tenants at key handover on arrival and departure.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Very old refectory folding table been sanded back to natural old reclaimed wood. Chalk painted legs. Make a lovely extra table for vintage tea room serving afternoon teas Measurements 183 x 60 x 75cms. Price 125€
-Oak Folding drop leaf occasional coffee table. Natural top & chalk paint. Measurements Length 67cms Height 45cms Folded length 34cms.
Price 60€
-Chest of drawers stripped back to natural wood with grey chalk paint clear waxed with new handles. Measurements Width 100cms Depth 48cms Height 107cms Bedside table Width 51cms Height 75cms Depth 38cms
Price 240€ (for the set)
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
Email: info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

House Clearance: For Sale more then 500 Articles because of moving to a smaller house. We have pottery, cutlery, glassware, dishes, books, dinkytoys, a dryer, chairs, microwaves, singer seving machine, cabines, tools, vases and much more.
You can make an appointment to see the articles in Algarrobo. We speak english, german and dutch.
rolfweeshoff@hotmail.com
634304912 or WhatsApp. 

 

For Sale: 2 Ikea bathroom GODMORGAN cabinets. Sliding drawers. Can be wall mounted or with feet (top or feet not supplied). Wrong items bought and no receipts. 1 fully assembled, 2nd one still in box. Sell for 50€ each. In store 100€ each. Pam, Caletta de Velez. Buyer collects.
Tel+34641174270
watsonpam25 AT gmail D0T com 

 

For Sale: 20 x 180 x 100 RONGDA Binoculars with case. Donna, Nerja. €25. Buyer collects.
suzanneDOTdonna@gmail.com 

 

Corrected phone– Wanted, wheelchair: Does anyone have a wheelchair for sale. Nerja or Torrox area. Please contact Sue, Nerja on 952521289

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Carta de Invitacion: Has anybody had visitors, this year, from the UK? Were they asked for their Cartas de Invitacion? Our son and grandson are coming to stay with us for 10 days in September.
gerry@billnot.com
628676764, Gerry, Cajiz

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

A thousand more infections on Monday than a week ago and an increase in Covid admissions in Andalusia: {Translation} Updated: 12/07/2021, 17:02
-Andalusia has exceeded three thousand cases of coronavirus infection this Monday, with 48-hour figures, an unprecedented barrier in the last two months and almost a thousand more positive cases than those counted on Monday of last week. The Regional Ministry of Health reports 3,169 new cases and only one death on Monday, a day in which hospital admissions increased once again.
-The 14-day average cumulative incidence rate is almost twenty points higher than last Saturday, at 279 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The 7-day rate, at 150 cases, augurs a progressive worsening of these values.
-Almeria has the lowest 14-day incidence rate in the community with 146 cases, followed by Seville (179) and Huelva (215). The rest of the provinces exceed the extreme risk level of 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with Malaga as the province with the greatest impact in this fifth wave, reaching 442 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Monday. Its rate at 7 days exceeded that of 253 infections. Most municipalities on the Costa del Sol already exceed the rate of 500 cases.
-As for the pressure on health care, it continues to rise, although more moderately than the number of infections. This Monday there are 545 Covid patients admitted, 32 more than last Saturday. Of the total, 118 are in ICU, three more than last weekend’s statistics. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-lunes-suma-millar-contagios-mas-hace-semana-y-aumentan-ingresos-covid-andalucia-202107121239_noticia.html 

 

The weekend- 192 new infections by coronavirus in the Axarquia: {Translation} Updated: July 12, 2021, 13:30
-The bulk of new infections in the region have occurred on the coastline, where Vélez-Málaga has reported since Friday 95 new cases, Rincón de la Victoria, 38, Nerja 17, Carob 14 and Torrox 7.
-The data provided on Monday 12th July by the Ministry of Health of the Andalusian Regional Government confirms 192 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Axarquia region since last Friday, with 20 people who have managed to overcome the disease and no deaths. The contagion data are still negative and increasing, as well as the incidence rate, which has gone from 164.0 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 243.3.
-Thus, new cases have been reported in Vélez-Málaga (95). Rincón de la Victoria (38). Nerja (17). Algarrobo (14). Torrox (7). Riogordo (5). Competa (4). Colmenar (3). Benamocarra (2). Sayalonga (2). Almáchar (1). Benamargosa (1). Canillas de Aceituno (1). Periana (1) and La Viñuela (1). The people cured since Friday are confirmed in the municipalities of Vélez-Málaga (7). Nerja (5). Rincon de la Victoria (4). Torrox (2). El Borge (1) and Colmenar (1).
-With these figures, only the towns of Alfarnatejo, Árchez, Arenas, Cútar, Salares and Sedella currently have no active cases of coronavirus.
-The municipalities in this region that have reported the most new infections in the last seven days are Vélez-Málaga (175). Rincón de la Victoria (70). Nerja (27). Algarrobo (24). Torrox (18) and Riogordo (10). In contrast, the towns of Alfarnatre, Alfarnatejo, Árchez, Arenas, El Borge, Cútar, Frigiliana, Macharaviaya, Salares, Sedella and Totalán have not reported any new cases of Covid-19 in the last seven days. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/fin-semana-deja-192-nuevos-contagios-coronavirus-axarquia/20210712132259041969.html

 

U.S. to announce new warning on J&J coronavirus vaccine for autoimmune disorder: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a new warning on Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) coronavirus vaccine related to a rare autoimmune disorder. About 100 preliminary reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) have been detected in the United States after vaccination with J&J shot, mostly in men, many of whom were 50 or older.
The condition has been linked in the past to vaccinations – most notably to a vaccination campaign during a swine flu outbreak in the United States in 1976, and decades later to the vaccine used during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic.
Last week, European regulators recommended a similar warning for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot, which is based on a similar technology as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. Use of the vaccine had already been linked to a very rare, potentially life threatening blood clotting condition. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-announce-new-warning-jj-coronavirus-vaccine-autoimmune-disorder-washington-2021-07-12/

 

WHO warns against mixing and matching COVID vaccines:
The World Health Organization’s chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a “dangerous trend” since there was little data available about the health impact. “It’s a little bit of a dangerous trend here. We are in a data-free, evidence-free zone as far as mix and match,” Soumya Swaminathan told an online briefing. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/who-warns-against-mixing-matching-covid-vaccines-2021-07-12/ 

SPAIN

Valencia region paves way for how curfews can return to Spain without state of alarm powers:
-The regional government headed by Ximo Puig has received the backing of the Valencian district attorney’s office regarding the return of Covid-19 measures such as the curfew and limits on social gatherings as a means of curbing rising infections in the eastern territory.
-In early June, Spain’s Supreme Court ruled that these two types of measures should not be implemented since the state of alarm ended on May 9th, considering that such restrictions encroach on fundamental freedoms and are not proportional to the whole territory.
-But on this occasion Valencia’s public prosecutor’s office has considered the limit of ten people in public or private settings across the region as well as the 1am to 6am curfew in high-risk municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants to be balanced and corresponding to the region’s epidemiological situation.
-The Generalitat Valenciana government still needs the backing of the region’s high court, but it has already ruled in favour of the curfew twice in the region after the state of alarm (UPDATE: On Monday afternoon, Valencia high court ruled in favour of reintroducing the curfew and limits on social gatherings in Valencia). Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210712/valencia-region-sets-precedent-for-how-curfews-can-return-to-spain-without-state-of-alarm/

ANDALUCIA

Andalusia opens the appointments this Tuesday to vaccinate against Covid the population of 29 years and up: {Translation, 1st paragraph only} Updated: 12 July, 2021 – 13:02
-Andalusians born in 1990, 1991 and 1992, i.e. who turn or have turned 31, 30 or 29 years old throughout this 2021, can make an appointment for the first dose of the Covid vaccine, from Tuesday 13 July, directly on the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) website, through the mobile application and the Salud Responde telephone number (955 54 50 60) and also at their health centre, preferably by telephone. Immunisation for people of this age, like the rest of this group up to 39 years of age, will be carried out with Pfizer or Moderna. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/andalucia/Andalucia-autocita-vacuna-Covid-poblacion-29-adelante_0_1591641200.html

MALAGA

The eight Malaga beaches that are adapted for dogs: Malaga is the Andalucian province with the most beaches adapted for dogs. In total, there are eight areas enabled for pets. However, it must be remembered that only two of these beaches have the official authorization of the Junta de Andalucia which are Arroyo de Totalan beach and Torre del Mar beach, as in 2015 it restricted some of these areas. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/07/12/the-eight-malaga-beaches-that-are-adapted-for-dogs/

GRANADA

Love of Lesbian and Rozalén will offer a concert at La Alhambra: The director of the Board of the Alhambra and Generalife, Rocío Díaz, presented this Monday the first poster of ‘September in the Generalife’, a new cultural initiative promoted by the monumental complex, historically the most visited in the country.
The concerts, organized by Proexa as the producer that has won this public call, will be presented under the cycle “1,001 musics” and the four Fridays in September at the Teatro del Generalife, an outdoor environment that meets all measures covid and limited capacity.
Tickets for the four proposals can be purchased on the web http://www.1001musicas.es and the line-up begins on September 3 with Love of Lesbian. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/love-of-lesbian-and-rozalen-will-offer-a-concert-at-la-alhambra/ 

UK

COVID-19- Most rules to end in England on 19 July – but face masks and ‘passports’ encouraged: England will move to the fourth and final stage of the government’s roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions in a week’s time, the health secretary has confirmed to MPs.
In what Sajid Javid said was a “major milestone”, the move to step four on 19 July will see social distancing rules and limits on social contact removed across the country.
All remaining businesses that have been closed during the pandemic, such as nightclubs, will be allowed to reopen.
Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-most-rules-to-end-in-england-on-19-july-but-face-masks-and-passports-encouraged-12354394

EUROPE

France will require people to use a ‘health passport’ to enter a restaurant or attraction: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that COVID-19 vaccine passports will soon be required for people to visit non-essential places like restaurants and tourist attractions.
Macron said the new policy will start in August. Full article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/france-require-people-vaccinated-enter-182905063.html

 

EU Countries Impose Stricter Entry Restrictions on Spanish Travellers, as Spain Keeps Borders Open for Britons: At least three European Union Member States have imposed stricter entry restrictions on arrivals from Spain throughout the weekend, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the latter has recently increased considerably, compared to the rest of the block, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-countries-impose-stricter-entry-restrictions-on-spanish-travellers-as-spain-keeps-borders-open-for-britons/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

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

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

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

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

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
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