DigameXtra No. 2012 Tuesday, July 20th, 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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Traditional Spanish Music from “Alalba”: Sat., 24 July 11pm
Paseo Maritimo, El Morche.  FB link 


The New Tricks: Live at The Millenium Sat., 24July 10pm
C/ Jose Orbaneja EDF. El Puente 29649 Mijas
+34 952 93 47 93  FB link 


Torrox Tour Train schedule: FB link 


Torrox Giant Inflatable Waterslide Is Back: FB link 


Nerja Vax Without Appt.: The next July 22 between 15.30 and 21.00 p.m. the Covid-19 Vaccination Point of Nerja will attend without appointment to those born between the years 1952 to 1981, dose will be Janssen. FB link 


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Mexican style coffee table been sanded back to natural and restained with studded leg detail. Measurements 58 x 58 x 53cms Price 55€
-Coffee table with elevated top Measurements 101 x 55 x46cms When raised Height 58 cms. Price 35€
-Ideal space saving kitchen table both ends extend with drawer Measurements Width extended 155cms. Without extension 99 x 60 x 75cms Price 35€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Printer Ink Cartridges. Compatible cartridges bought online from Moreinks UK for use in a Canon Pixma MP510. (May be suitable for other models but please check your printer’s requirements.)
Nine unopened cartridges with following references: 1 x PGI-5 Black, 3 x CLI-8 Cyan, 2 x CLI-8 Magenta, 3 x CLI-8 Yellow. Selling due to the death of the printer after 11 years of good service. 10 euros. Located in Los Iberos, Vélez Málaga: could meet at petrol station salida 265, A7. Contact Julie on tel /WhatsApp 616639831 after 9am, or email juliedaveclarke@protonmail.com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Sony ipod/ipad/iphone speaker/charger dock with remote control, also with built in bluetooth and line in, both compatible with any make of phone. 50 Euros
-Bose sound system works perfect with computers or TV, 50 Euros (300 new)
-Outdoor heater for parasol or hang independently. 30 Euros
More photos or information on request. Steve, Torrox Costa,


For Sale: Crazy Fit Vibro Plate Massage Machine. Ideal for losing weight and keeping fit, semi-professional oscillating platform with 8 programs. Very strong but able to disassemble for transportation. Cost over 180 Euros but will accept 75 Euros.
Vinuela area. Telephone Christine. 642951485 


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Tony’s Butcher: We would like to highly recommend Tony’s Butcher. You can not go wrong he has the best steaks you could ever buy and the most outstanding pastrami (it gives New York’s a run for their money).
Give him a try you won’t regret it. P & B Martin, Nerja
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News & Articles

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The committee of experts of Andalusia will meet on Tuesday, July 20, to discuss relaxing or toughening the Covid restrictions. -Ed.

Covid Andalucia- The fifth wave is already being felt in Andalusian hospitals with more than 700 patients Covid: {Translation} Updated: 19/07/2021, 17:11
-The significant increase in coronavirus infections in the last two weeks is starting to become evident in Andalusian hospitals, which on Monday have already surpassed the 700 admissions barrier with Covid. A total of 712 people have been hospitalised, 149 of whom are in ICU, twelve more than last Saturday. The figures are back to the care pressure of a month ago, although they are contained for what happened in previous waves as it is not proportional to the number of new infections.
-This record of new cases reached 4,103 positive cases on Monday, data referring to 48 hours, but much higher than those recorded on previous Mondays. On 12 July there were 3,169 new infections, compared to 2,144 on 5 July and 1,260 on 28 June. This gives an idea of the evolution of the fifth Covid wave in the community.
-The 14-day incidence rate has risen to 398 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with a 7-day rate of 207.7 cases, proof of the upward trend in infections.
-Malaga, with 678 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, has the highest rate in the region. The provinces of Granada (375), Huelva (356), Jaen (289), Seville (252) and Almeria (246), which has the lowest rate in Andalusia, are below the Andalusian rate.
-There have also been 5 deaths due to Covid since last Saturday. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-quinta-hace-notar-hospitales-andaluces-superan-700-pacientes-covid-202107191208_noticia.html


Covid Spain- The latest coronavirus wave in Spain, what the statistics tell us so far: Covid-19 cases have been rising exponentially in Spain once more since the end of June, with new infections doubling each week. The pandemic is in a different phase, thanks to the vaccination campaign, but concerns are rising for two reasons: the speed of the spread – above all among young people – and hospital admissions, which are also going up. Full article with lots of graphs: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-07-19/the-latest-coronavirus-wave-in-spain-what-the-statistics-tell-us-so-far.html


Covid Axarquia: {Translation} Updated: 19 July, 2021, 13:00
-The data provided on Monday 19 July by the Ministry of Health of the Andalusian Regional Government confirm 219 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Axarquia region, with 38 people who have managed to overcome the disease and one new death.
-Thus, the new death due to Covid has been notified in Vélez-Málaga, which already has 92 deaths due to coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. The new infections have been reported in Vélez-Málaga (99). Rincón de la Victoria (64). Nerja (16). Torrox (10). Cómpeta (8). Algarrobo (5). Colmenar (5). Moclinejo (4). Riogordo (2). Arenas (1). Comares (1). Frigiliana (1). Periana (1). Sayalonga (1) and Totalán (1). The people cured since last Friday are located in Nerja (11). Vélez-Málaga (10). Colmenar (6). Rincón de la Victoria (6). Torrox (2). Almáchar (1). Periana (1) and La Viñuela (1).
-The incidence rate of the virus in Axarquia continues to rise and stands on Monday at 383.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 67 points more than last Friday. By municipalities, Alfarnatejo is the municipality with the worst incidence rate with 1,098.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It is followed by Moclinejo with 959.2, Algarrobo with 594.9, Totalán with 542.2 and Rincón de la Victoria with 510.6.
-Four other municipalities in La Axarquía are above 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. These are the towns of Vélez-Málaga with 495.4, Cómpeta with 479.0, Riogordo with 477.4 and Comares with 451.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/fin-semana-deja-fallecido-covid-axarquia-219-nuevos-contagios/20210719124915042115.html


Covid Malaga- The weekend sees in Malaga more than 1,500 infections by Covid and the incidence rises almost 100 points: {Translation} Updated: July 19, 2021 – 14:50
-The escalation of the coronavirus data in Malaga continues to increase. While experts are already talking about a fifth wave, in the province of Malaga the cumulative incidence (AI) has risen 97 points to 674.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. In the capital, the most populated area of the province, this indicator has increased 123 cases since the Junta de Andalucía last updated the data on Friday. The AI in the capital stands at 728 points. Marbella, another of the province’s large population centres, exceeds 1,000 cases by 22 points on Monday. The other municipality that has exceeded 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days is Istán, whose AI is 1,137.9 cases.
-Exceeding 1,000 cases of AI would mean the perimeter closure of urban centres, although it is only one of the indicators to be taken into account and the health authorities are taking more into account others such as the situation in hospitals or the accumulated incidence in the over 65s. Furthermore, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno Bonilla, has already announced that the tourist municipalities would be governed by other regimes, so it does not seem that the committee of experts is going to decree a closure of the Costa del Sol town.
-The pressure on hospitals continues to increase in the province. There are 267 patients admitted to the province’s health centres, 27 more than last Saturday, when the Consejería de Salud y Familias issued the latest balance sheet with these data. Of these patients, 48 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU), which is eight more. Over the weekend, 49 people were admitted, five of them to the ICU.
-The number of infections exceeds 1,500 in the sum of the last 48 hours. In addition, two new deaths are to be regretted, bringing the total number of deaths of Covid patients to 1,690 since the first death in Malaga was recorded on 13 March 2020.
-As for those who have recovered, 287 people have successfully overcome the disease in the province of Malaga, making a total of 105,677 people who have managed to recover after having been infected. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/contagios-Malaga-covid-incidencia-sube_0_1593741366.html


Institut Pasteur Preclinical Study- Ivermectin a Powerful Immunomodulatory Drug Targeting SARS-CoV-2: Over 62 ivermectin studies (randomized controlled trials, observational and case series) have been conducted around the world with overwhelmingly positive outcomes. A few meta-analyses have added to the promising evidence. Yet regulatory authorities, apex research agencies, and global groups such as the World Health Organization (WHO), while monitoring the trends, seek to act in ways to subvert the progress and potential for the generic repurposed drug. Full article: https://trialsitenews.com/institut-pasteur-preclinical-study-ivermectin-a-powerful-immunomodulatory-drug-targeting-sars-cov-2/


The price of light skyrockets just when air conditioning is essential: Electricity prices remain at levels almost never seen before. The regulated tariff, which has almost 11 million consumers, it will reach a new high of € 0.2677 per kilowatt hour (kWh) tomorrow at a time when air conditioners are essential, significantly increasing electricity consumption.
The first ‘peak’ period, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the rates range between 0.2522 and 0.2554 euros per kWh. The second expensive period of the day, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., prices range from 0.2515 to 0.2677 euros. Precisely, between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. the new maximum will be registered: 0.2677 euros per kWh.
This rise is due to the average price of electricity in the wholesale market will reach its annual record on Tuesday and the second most expensive in history: 101.82 euros per MWh. Full article in English: https://spainsnews.com/the-price-of-light-skyrockets-just-when-air-conditioning-is-essential/
Spanish source article with more details: https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-precio-dispara-justo-cuando-aire-acondicionado-imprescindible-202107192035_noticia.html


Health opens the appointments for the Covid jab to the Andalusians of 23 and 24 years old: {Translation, summary} From this Tuesday, the people born in 1997 and 1998 can also request an appointment for the first dose of the vaccine against the Covid-19 directly on the website of the Andalucian Health Service (SAS) by ClicSalud+ , through the mobile application and telephone number of Health Respond and (955 54 50 60) and also in your health center, preferably by phone. Immunization to persons of this age, as the rest of this group up to 39 years, will take place with Pfizer or Modern. Source, Spanish:


Helicopters and specialist teams tackle three wildfires in Malaga province: Two fires have been declared in the Axarquía and one in Estepona, on the Costa del Sol.
The first fire was declared, this morning, in the small town of Salares in the Axarquia region. In Torrox, on the border with Cómpeta, another fire started, which was declared stabilised at 12.20 pm. It started in the Finca La Palmera area. The last to be declared was in Estepona, at 2.30pm. Photo:PLAN INFOCA. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202107/19/helicopters-specialist-teams-tackle-20210719175849.html 


England to demand vaccination proof for clubs, mass events: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that English nightclubs and other venues with large crowds will require patrons to present proof of full vaccination from the end of September.
“I can serve notice now that by the end of September when all over 18s will have had their chance to be double jabbed, we’re planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather,” Johnson told a press conference. “Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough.” Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/uk-demand-vaccination-proof-clubs-big-crowd-events-johnson-says-2021-07-19/


New Danger Exposed When Using iPhones on Public or Shared Wifi Networks: ZecOps nicknamed the issue “WiFiDemon.” It’s also a zero-click vulnerability in that it allows the threat actor to infect a device without requiring any user interaction, although it requires that the setting to automatically join Wi-Fi networks is enabled (which it is, by default).
-“As long as the Wi-Fi is turned on this vulnerability can be triggered,” the researchers noted. “If the user is connected to an existing Wi-Fi network, an attacker can launch another attack to disconnect/de-associate the device and then launch this zero-click attack.”
-“This zero-click vulnerability is powerful: if the malicious access point has password protection and the user never joins the Wi-Fi, nothing will be saved to the disk,” the company added. “After turning off the malicious access point, the user’s Wi-Fi function will be normal. A user could hardly notice if they have been attacked.”
-All iOS versions starting with iOS 14.0 and prior to iOS 14.3 were found to be vulnerable to the RCE variant, with Apple “silently” patching the issue in January 2021 as part of its iOS 14.4 update. No CVE identifier was assigned to the flaw.
-Given the exploitable nature of the bug, it’s highly recommended that iPhone and iPad users update their devices to the latest iOS version to mitigate the risk associated with the vulnerability. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/turns-out-that-low-risk-ios-wi-fi.html


Freedom Phone- The ‘uncensorable’ smartphone: The new device uses it’s own operating system and comes with features like “tracking blockers and an uncensorable app store.” (I heard on a techie radio program that it uses a modified,  “ungoogled” version of Android. -Ed.)
Further, the device has its “own app store”, which allows you to read, watch and “think” however you wish to without being censored. This means, one can download apps that are banned on other app stores.
Freedom Phone utilizes an operating system “based on free speech”. The phone comes with a privacy guard called “Trust”, which reportedly alerts the users if their device being tracked or if they are being spied on. Prices under €500.
Freedom Phone website: https://freedomphone.com/ 


Pegasus- the spyware technology that threatens democracy – everyone should see this video from The Guardian, International Edition: Pegasus spyware is capable of bypassing your phone’s security and gaining complete access to your device – including emails, messages, GPS location, photos, video and your phone’s microphone. A Guardian investigation can now reveal widespread abuse of the Pegasus technology by government clients around the world who purchased the spyware from its Israeli manufacturer, the NSO Group. People who were selected as possible targets include journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders. See video here: https://www.theguardian.com/news/video/2021/jul/19/pegasus-the-spyware-technology-that-threatens-democracy-video

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

Nerja 952 524 519
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/
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