DigameXtra No. 2018 Tuesday, July 27th, 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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Alert! 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.


Vive el Torrox Series of Events:


Alberto Fer: Performing at Live Bar- Torrox.
Saturday 31 July 9pm. BLQ 83 Torrox Costa FB link 


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-2 folding beds 178 x 80 cms fold up with cover 25€ each
-32in generic tv one hdmi no remote 25€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Dark oak TV/Hi-Fi unit. Dimensions: 150 cm long x 60 cm high x 55 cm deep, in dark oak with brass fittings. Two cupboards with fixed shelves and glass doors, 4 drawers and one open shelf. Good condition.
70 euros, Rod, Competa campo.
Phone: 951 069 982 or 684 381 652 (Whatsapp)
Or email: rodney.jones4@gmail.com 


For Sale: American Style Daewoo Fridge Freezer. Good Working Condition. 180cm x 96cm x 80cm. Small crack on one of the door bins. €120 – buyer to collect. We are situated in the Campo between Frigiliana and Torrox.
Please Whatsapp Janet +44 07811493848 


For Sale, 3 Items:
-6 Denby Regency Green Mugs (never used) Price: €50
-2 figurines (Loving Doves & Garden Games). Good
condition! Price €10
-Assorted Cava/Sparkling Wine, Whisky, and Brandy (unopened)
Grants Whisky 200ml
Famous Grouse Whisky 350ml
Spanish Brandy Terry Centenario 1litre
Dubois Sparkling Wine Semi-sec 750ml
Carbo Cava 750ml
Castellblanch Cristal Cava 750ml
Condelelmark Casta Oro Sparking Wine Semi-sec 750ml
Via De La Plata Cava Semi-sec 750cl.
Price €35 for the lot.
Theresa, Penoncillo, Torrox Costa
Tel: 658044136 ; tpm11260@gmail.com 


Wanted: Car seats for children. Is there anybody out there that has a baby car seat for a child aged 8 months and a booster car seat for a child aged 7yrs that I can borrow or rent? We have grandchildren arriving from 1st to 15th August 2021. Donald, Canillas de Albaida
Please Email me at graydon1952@gmaildotcom


Recommendations & Requests


Pick ups from Malaga airport to Torrox: I am looking for recommendations for car hire from Malaga airport I usually use C*****t or M***** Car but their prices have increased significantly of late.
I am also looking for recommendations for driver pick up from the airport to Torrox. Deborah, Torrox
Email: Dssp@btinternet.com


Mystery Bug: Can anyone name this bug please?
It’s about 1.5 inches long.
Please email. Thank you JB. Torrox Costa
Email jon 108 & hotmail.co. uk (no spaces) 


News & Articles

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Andalusia exceeds the rate of 500 five and a half months later: {Translation} Updated: 26/07/2021, 10:57
-Andalusia has registered this Monday 26 and Sunday 25 July a total of 4,673 cases of coronavirus, the highest figure between the two days in the last four and a half months (the time that these days have not been reported separately), according to data consulted by Europa Press at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), which has counted one death, less than on Saturday (six) and last Monday (five).
-On the other hand, the cumulative incidence rate of the community recorded 25 days of consecutive increases and stands at 512.8 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, which is 14.9 points more in 48 hours and 114.3 points more in a week. The region has not had such a high rate since 12 February (583.7).
-The 4,673 cases of this Monday and Sunday are registered after the 5,318 of Saturday, the 5,721 of Friday, the 2,949 of Thursday, the 3,560 of Wednesday, the 3,687 of Tuesday and the 4,103 of last Monday and Sunday.
-By provinces, Malaga is again the one with the highest number of cases with 1,312, followed by Seville with 860, Cadiz with 767, Granada with 396, Jaen with 346, Almeria with 342, Cordoba with 327 and Huelva with 323. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/987736/andalucia-supera-la-tasa-de-500-cinco-meses-y-medio-despues/


Covid Axarquia- One death and 315 more positives in Axarquia, the highest number of new infections since February: {Translation} Updated: 26July21
-It was last February 1st, also on Monday, when 300 positives were reported.
-The Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Regional Government has reported this Monday 26th July, 315 new infections by coronavirus in Axarquia since the last update of data from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia, last Friday 23rd.
-This Monday a death has been reported in the municipality of Vélez-Málaga, which already has 93 deaths due to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. Axarquia had not recorded any new deaths since last Monday. On this day we must also add 46 people recovered from COVID-19.
-With regard to the new positives, the following have been registered: 114 in Vélez-Málaga; 65 in Rincón de la Victoria; 47 in Nerja; 18 in Torrox; 17 in Alcaucín; 13 in Algarrobo; 10 in Colmenar; 5 in Riogordo and Sayalonga; 7 in Frigiliana; 3 in Cómpeta; 2 in Iznate, La Viñuela and Sedella; and 1 in Benamocarra, Benamargosa, Árchez, Canillas de Albaida and Moclinejo.
-As for the people who have overcome the disease, the following have been reported: 14 in Vélez-Málaga; 10 in Nerja; 8 in Rincón de la Victoria; 4 in Algarrobo; 3 in Torrox; 2 in Comares and Riogordo; and 1 each in Colmenar, Sayalonga and Macharaviaya.
-The incidence in the Axarquia Health District (which includes Casabermeja) rises to 571.3, seven days ago it was 383.8. For its part, in the Malaga Health District (which includes Macharaviaya, Moclinejo, Rincon de la Victoria and Totalan, as well as Malaga city and Almogia) the incidence is 912.7. On the same day a week ago it was 707.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
-The total cases with active infection (PDIA) in the last 14 days in the Axarquia region are distributed as follows:
524 in Vélez-Málaga; 317 in Rincón de la Victoria; 149 in Nerja; 84 in Torrox; 43 in Algarrobo; 30 in Colmenar; 24 in Cómpeta; 22 in Riogordo; 21 in Alcaucín; 17 in Sayalonga; 16 in Frigiliana; 10 in Moclinejo; 6 in Benamargosa and Totalán; 4 in Alfarnatejo; 3 in Comares, La Viñuela and Sedella; 2 in Almáchar, Benamocarra, Arenas, Iznate and Periana; and 1 in Alfarnate, Canillas de Albaida and Árchez.
-In total, since the beginning of the pandemic in the Axarquia region, 12,455 positive cases have been registered to date, of which 10,452 have been officially registered as cured and 194 have died. Source, Spanish:


The Junta announces the start of Covid jabs for the under-18s in the region: From this Thursday, young people who are between 17 and 18 years old will be able to make an appointment for a vaccination against coronavirus. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202107/26/junta-announces-start-covid-20210726181540.html


Telephone consultations and staff shortages are making it difficult for patients to see their GPs: With so many health workers on holiday and an increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases, most medical centres have no appointments for at least two weeks. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202107/23/telephone-consultations-staff-shortages-20210723093204-v.html


Nestlé and Mars recall ice cream products after ethylene oxide contamination scare: Nestlé and Mars have recalled ice cream products after ethylene oxide contamination scare after being pressured by Fauca to release the list of possible products
-According to a list drawn up by FACUA, the Andalucian consumer association, in the scare involving different ice creams possibly being contaminated by the presence of traces of ethylene oxide, there could be as many as 46 varieties of products made by Froneri, a Nestlé ice cream maker, whose brands in Spain include Milka, Toblerone, Nuii, Oreo, Princesa, La Lechera, and Smarties. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/07/26/nestle-and-mars-recall-ice-cream-products-after-ethylene-oxide-contamination-scare/


Germany Imposes Stricter Entry Rules for Arrivals From Spain, Netherlands & Georgia: Germany has decided to move Spain, the Netherlands, and Georgia to the list of high incidence areas, meaning that arrivals from these three countries will now be subject to more stringent restrictions when entering the German territory. Everyone who has not been immunised yet, arriving from one of the three countries mentioned above, is obliged to go into quarantine immediately after their arrival in Germany and stay self-isolated for ten days. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/germany-imposes-stricter-entry-rules-for-arrivals-from-spain-netherlands-georgia/


Sources Say US Will Not Reopen for EU Travellers Due to Delta Variant Concerns: The United States government is not planning to remove the current entry bn for travellers from the 26 Schengen Area Member States, Ireland, the UK, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil, at least for now.
Sources within the White House have confirmed for Reuters that “at this point”, the US authorities do not intend to lift any of the entry restrictions for arrivals from the abovementioned due to the concerns raised from the spread of the Delta variant in these countries. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/sources-say-us-will-not-reopen-for-eu-travellers-due-to-delta-variant-concerns/


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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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