DigameXtra No. 2017 Monday, July 26th, 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
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Warning! Some events are being cancelled due to the new Level 3 Covid restrictions. To avoid disappointment and unnecessary travel confirm shows and times with the venues. -Ed.


Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open once again, so do pop in.
-19th – Trip to Selwo Zoo. Price €36 includes entry to the zoo and coach fare etc. Pic below.
-20th – Flamenco in the grounds of the Alhambra Palace. 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. 
-3rd – Trip to Gib €15pp
-17th – A trip to Mini Hollywood with buffet lunch. 51€pp includes coach fare, entrance, buffet lunch and drivers gratuity
-18th – Open air 80s concert in Benalmadena featuring tribute acts – Depeche Mode, The Cure and a final section of 80s hits from; Soft Cell, Human League, A-Ha, Ultravox and more.
-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. 
-We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis.
-We are selling off all our books at 4 for €1 with plenty of choice for everyone. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday.
-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 


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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


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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– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
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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.



Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa, large snack menu including some tasty vegetarian choices & many Dutch treats: Indoor and terrace seating. 
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 



Tony’s Butchers- Nerja:
Beef / Lamb / Pork / Poultry
Sausages&Bacon / Mixed Meat Boxes
Come by the shop or order online. Delivery available.
Visit our website for offerings, prices and order form.
Shop hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm.
Saturday 9am-2pm.
Closed Sunday & Monday
-We deliver from Nerja along the coast to Estepona, the rest of mainland Spain we deliver by special courier next day delivery.
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Address: C. Ruperto Andúez, 29780 Nerja, Málaga
Phone: +34 951730422
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Decorative craved wooden mirror with doors. 2 available 79.50 x 91.50cms Price 65€ each
-Wooden tv unit 82 x 40 x 51cms Price 15€
-Wooden wall unit with drawers with porcelain knobs
152 x 108cms Price 65€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: 5 door Ford Fiesta 1.25 Quartz, 1998 model, automatic. ITV until 25/02/2022. 47,000 kms (believed genuine) Just been serviced. 5 Excellent tyres. Central locking. Only used as second car. €1350. Vinuela/Alcaucin area. For more Information Tel:- Bob on 649111965. 


For Sale: Wrought iron table with glass top four matching chairs with cushions all in good condition 125 euros. Nerja.
Irene. Email: irene472001@yahoo.co.uk 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Philips TV. 26 inch. € 20. Older model but working very good. It has antenna conection and further only 2 scart connections. It needs a TPT box in order to receive the channels (this receiver costs approx. € 20)
-Padel shoes. Blue/pink. Size 41. Worn about 5 times. Bought them a bit too large. € 30
-Sneakers. Black. Size 40. Worn about 5 times. Bought them a bit too small. € 40
Call to Saskia 627684256
email to: vince dvvo at hotmail.com 


For Sale: Door, I am offering a solid second hand metal entrance door. Frame size 207 x 90 cm.
Markus Torrox whatsapp +49 178 1096370 


For Sale: Two porcelain cake stands in the ‘White Blossom’ pattern from the prestigious Portuguese ‘Excel’ factory. 1 x single tier and 1 x two tier both with chrome handles. Both in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. €12 for both or would split. Photos emailed on request. Buyer to collect from El Penoncillo (Torrox Costa).
Brenda email brendaleetorrox@gmail.com or tel/whatsapp 711003687


Recommendations & Requests


Wasp nests: Can anyone please recommend a person who deals with wasp nests in a chimney. We have wasps behind the fire grate glass door and no doubt they are up in the chimney liner, so we need someone who knows how to deal with them and can check the chimney top. Thanks
Email sylvia4700 at hotmail.co.uk (Arenas)


News & Articles

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Covid inpatients in Malaga triple in only two weeks: {Translation} Updated: Saturday, 24 July, 2021 – 13:50
-The vaccination process is still underway, but the Delta variable, together with the relaxation of measures before the arrival of the summer season, means that the number of cases continues to soar. This is already resulting in a significant increase in hospital pressure in the province. The Department of Health and Families reports 383 hospitalisations, with 57 of them in Intensive Care Units (ICU). This is three times the number reported only a fortnight ago, when on 10 July Malaga recorded 127 hospital admissions, with 20 of them in ICU. The daily number of cases is still close to 1,500 and three new deaths have been reported. This is the epidemiological picture for Saturday 24 July in the province.
-The data provided by the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA) are clear. Malaga has registered 1,484 new infections in the last 24 hours (Friday to Saturday), a very high figure, although the peak reached on Friday of 1,980 infected with the virus is lower. These are very high numbers, although on 24 July the figure is already lower than at the end of January with the peak of the third wave of infections. On 31 January there were 1,787 infections per day, mainly due to family gatherings at Christmas. Now all this upturn is due to very different circumstances.
-The pressure on hospitals continues to increase, as a direct consequence of these high numbers of new infections. In just 24 hours, the Junta warns of 58 new hospitalisations in Malaga and 4 admissions to the ICU. On the previous day there were 41, which slightly increases this worrying figure. This means that Malaga’s hospitals currently have a total of 383 admissions, of which 57 patients are in Intensive Care Units. These are the highest figures in the entire autonomous community.
-The worst news is the notification of three new deaths with Covid-19, bringing to 1,703 the number of deaths of patients with coronavirus since the first one was recorded on 13 March 2020. On this day, the province recorded 50% of the deaths of people infected by the virus in Andalusia, which reported a total of six. However, 612 people have beaten the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people who have recovered since the pandemic began in Malaga to 108,037.
-The Cumulative Incidence by the Covid-19 Active Infection Diagnostic Test is increasing at the regional level. If on Friday this figure stood at 470.89, this Saturday it rose to 36.96 points, and the AI in Andalusia currently stands at 497.85. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/pacientes-ingresados-covid-malaga-triplican-semanas_0_1595241042.html


Andalucia unable to report vaccination totals over the weekend due to computer problems: The Junta de Andalucía has not been able to report the total number of vaccinations administered over the last 48 hours due to a problem of uploading the data.
The latest data known was that administered on Thursday, July, 22: 9,628,373 doses given and 4,638,910 Andalucians now have the complete vaccination schedule.
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/07/25/andalucia-unable-to-report-vaccination-totals-over-the-weekend-due-to-computer-problems/


French lawmakers approve bill to tackle fourth wave of coronavirus: The French parliament on Monday approved a bill which will make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for health workers as well as require a bolstered health pass in a wide array of social venues as France battles with a fourth wave of coronavirus infections.
-Visitors heading to museums, cinemas or swimming pools in France are already denied entry if they cannot produce a pass showing that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had a recent negative test. The pass has been required for large-scale festivals or to go clubbing.
-From the start of August, the pass will further be needed to enter restaurants and bars and for long-distance train and plane journeys.
-The measures contained in the bill are due to end on Nov. 15. A final green light from the constitutional court, the nation’s top jurisdiction, will be needed before the law can come into effect. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/french-lawmakers-approve-bill-tackle-fourth-wave-coronavirus-2021-07-25/


Draw for El Gordo de la Primitiva on Sunday, July 25, 2021: The result of the Gordo de la Primitiva today, Sunday, July 25, 2021 is: 27, 29, 43, 49 and 52, the key number being 8. Source: https://spainsnews.com/draw-for-el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-on-sunday-july-25-2021/


Olympic Tennis News:
-Top-ranked Ash Barty was upset by 48th-ranked Spanish opponent Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 6-3.
-Two-time defending gold medalist Andy Murray withdrew from singles because of a right quad strain.
-Both Murray and Barty still remain in the doubles competition.
-Naomi Osaka defeated 52nd-ranked Zheng Saisai of China 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday in her first match in nearly two months.
-Also advancing was Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, No. 3 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, No. 4 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, No. 7 Gabrine Muguruza of Spain and No. 10 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
-Carla Suarez Navarro, the Spaniard who plans to retire this year, beat Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 6-4, 6-1 for her first victory since recovering from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
-Camila Giorgi of Italy eliminated Jennifer Brady, the American who was this year’s Australian Open finalist, 6-3, 6-2.
-Among the men advancing were third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, No. 4 Alexander Zverev of Germany and Max Purcell of Australia — who took Murray’s spot in the draw and defeated Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-6 (2).Full article: https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/barty-beaten-murray-withdraws-olympic-singles-79041428 


Jackie Mason, One of the Last Borscht Belt Comedians, Dies at 93: Jackie Mason, the sometimes-controversial standup comedian who unapologetically embraced Jewish themes and political incorrectness died Saturday in Manhattan. He was 93. Jacob Moshe Maza was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, but grew up on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He was ordained as a rabbi — there had been many in his family — but ultimately resigned from his post at a synagogue to become a comedian. 
Full article: https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/jackie-mason-dead-politically-incorrect-comic-1235026918/
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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

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

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

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