DigameXtra No. 2024 Tuesday, August 3rd, 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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Entertainment Alert! Some shows are being cancelled due to the new Covid restrictions, others have to insist on reservations due to limited people per table.
To avoid disappointment and unnecessary travel confirm shows and times with the venues.
UPDATE 03AUG: From Thursday 5 August customers going into Andalucia nightclubs and disco-bars will be required to show a Covid certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test result first.


The Money Makers- This week:
– Tuesday: Iberostar Royal Andalus, Chiclana at 22:00
– Wednesday: Iberostar Malaga beach, Torrox at 22:00
– Friday: Cazbah Live Lounge, Mijas at 20:00. BOOK YOUR TABLE.
– Saturday: Your meeting point, Don Manuel Bridge, Alcaucín at 20:00
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Velez Malaga- Municipal Music Band concert programming in August:
-Wed., Aug 4th 7:30pm. Templete de Musica en Paseo Maritimo, Torre del Mar
-Tuesday Aug 10th, 8pm. Templete de Musica en Paseo Maritimo, Torre del Mar
-Thursday Aug 12th, 8pm. Paseo Maritimo Frente Restaurante Eclipse. Caleta de Velez
-Sat., Aug 14th, 8pm. Templete de Musica en Paseo Maritimo, Torre del Mar
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Correction, New Hours– Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Indoor and terrace seating. Location- Mid-block on the west side of BLQ 8, Urb. Costa de Oro, Torrox Costa. MAP
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: iPhone 8, 64gb in excellent working order. Always kept in phone case and always with glass protector. Unlocked to any network. Selling solely due to upgrade. 240 euros. Tel 646381332 or
email Jan at: janetgill_9@hotmail.com
Vélez de Benaudalla 


For Sale: Set of Beolab speakers 8000. €490
Jan, Canillas de Aceituno
mareljb@live.nl ; 633661957 


For Sale, 2 items
-3 x Electric Radiators. Chip on one as seen in photo. €30 for all three.
-Black Pillar Lamp. Approx 60 cm in height. €15
Buyer collects. Donna, Nerja


For Sale: Modern white dining table with safety glass top and 4 matching chairs – perfect condition 80€ – Carol. Nerja
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Information Wanted – Pre-departure Covid tests: I read last week someone requesting information on a pharmacy in Torre del Mar offering rapid antigen tests for under 20 euros. Is there any update on this information? I know that there is a clinic in Nerja (opposite Mercadona) offering this for 35 euro and at the airport for 24 euro but they are fully booked. Thank you, Dawn (Nerja)
Email: towellfamily at Hotmail dot com
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News & Articles

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Covid Axarquia- The Axarquia sees a new Covid death in Velez-Malaga and Nerja over the limit for a perimiter closure: {Translation} Updated: August 2, 2021, 13:08
-Since last Friday the region has reported 202 new infections with 134 people recovered and Nerja exceeds the incidence rate of 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and could be closed perimetrically this week if it stays over 1000 for the next few days.
-The Axarquia starts the month of August with a new death in Velez-Malaga by coronavirus, 202 new infections since Friday and 134 people recovered.
-In addition, the Axarquia health district has increased its incidence rate by five points in the last 14 days and stands at 628.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
-By municipalities, up to four localities exceed the rate of 1,000 cases, Alcaucín with 1,755.2, Sayalonga with 1,148.0, Colmenar with 1,114.7 and Nerja with 1,002.6. The latter town could be closed perimetrically this week if it continues at this rate of incidence of contagion. Above 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants are Alfarnatejo, Algarrobo, Frigiliana, Iznate, Rincón de la Victoria, Riogordo, Sedella, Torrox and Vélez-Málaga.
-As for the new cases, these have been reported in Vélez-Málaga (66). Rincón de la Victoria (61). Nerja (34). Torrox (14). Algarrobo (7). Alcaucín (4). Colmenar (3). Frigiliana (3). Iznate (2). Periana (2). Alfarnate (1). Benamocarra (1). Competa (1). Riogordo (1). Sayalonga (1) and Totalán (1).
-Cured persons are reported in Vélez-Málaga (76). Nerja (19). Rincon de la Victoria (11). Torrox (6). Competa (5). Algarrobo (4). Colenar (3). Periana (2). Riogordo (2). Alfarnatejo (1). Benamargosa (1). Comares (1). Frigiliana (1). Sayalonga (1) and Totalán (1). Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/axarquia-inicia-agosto-nuevo-fallecido-velez-malaga-coronavirus/20210802130714042407.html


Spain retires the AstraZeneca vaccine for good, and sends the remaining doses to Latin America:
-Until 11 July, the final date of the study, 8,482,164 doses of Vaxzevria were administered in Spain, to 5,062,425 people. According to age groups, 83 per cent of recipients were between 18 and 65 years old and 17 per cent were over 65.
-During this period, 10,058 notifications of adverse events after a jab were registered in the Fedra database and the majority corresponded to women (74 per cent) and people between 18 and 65 years of age (96 per cent). Of all the notifications registered, some 2,252 were considered serious.
-Ministry of Health studies concluded that with the Oxford vaccine there is more than twice the possibility of serious reactions than with any other of the three authorised formulas in Spain.
-Fedra reveals that the possibility of suffering a serious problem after a jab with AstraZeneca is one in 3,766, a ratio that rises to one in 7,136 with Moderna; to one in 9,953 with Pfizer; to one in 10,441 with Janssen.
-Without a doubt, the biggest fear of AstraZeneca was the ‘very rare’ cases of thrombosis (formation of blood clots in the blood vessels) with thrombocytopenia (low levels of platelets), known as Thrombocytopenia Thrombosis Syndrome (TTS).
-Spain’s Ministry of Health announced the signing of a three-way agreement between the Government, AstraZeneca and Covax (the programme for donating vaccines to third countries). The deal means that the Anglo-Swedish laboratory will begin to send, directly to Latin America, the more than 20 million doses that Spain, despite having paid for them, is not willing to use. This is despite the fact that Spain has not even reached 60 per cent of its population immunised yet. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/02/spain-ministry-health-retires-20210802175931.html


Covid Restrictions Group Meets 2 days Early- A Covid certificate or negative test result to be a condition of entry to nightclubs in Andalucía: From Thursday 5 August customers going into nightclubs and disco-bars will be required to show a Covid certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test result first.
-The expert committee will meet again “in mid-August”, i.e. in the week of 16-22 August.
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202108/02/andalucia-demand-covid-certificate-20210802195149.html
Additional source (Spanish): https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-medidas-covid-andalucia-pasaporte-covid-sera-obligatorio-para-entrar-discotecas-andalucia-202108021942_noticia.html


The fairgrounds of El Morche will become an amusement park from 6 to 15 August: {Translation}
-“To be able to enjoy the attractions, it will be necessary to wear a mask at all times, comply with the social distancing, and use hydroalcoholic gel at the entrance,” said the councillor for Fiestas, Salvador Escudero.
-El Morche will experience a different kind of fair this year, where there will be no shortage of lights or fun. From 6 to 15 August, the football pitch, where the fairground has always been located, will be transformed this year into an amusement park, which will delight young and old alike.
-The initiative comes from the fairground entrepreneurs, who approached the councillor for Fiestas in Torrox, Salvador Escudero, to propose the amusement park format implemented in other towns and cities.
-Escudero has also informed that they will continue with the events programmed for ‘Vive el verano’ and will add “some more performances”. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-recinto-ferial-de-el-morche-se-convertira-en-un-parque-de-atracciones-del-6-al-15-de-agosto/ 


The European ID card can now be obtained when renewing the identity card: {Translation}
– Spanish citizens renewing their national identity card from Monday will obtain the new European ID card, with an electronic version of the ID card that includes new security measures and which in the future will be able to be carried on a mobile phone.
-The National Police has informed in a statement that it has completed the process of progressive implementation of the European DNI, which began in June and which updates its image, incorporates new security measures both visible and invisible.
-It also includes other changes such as the English name – National Identity Card – required by European regulations and a two-letter code of the Member State, in the case of Spain, ES.
-This body is working to soon implement the accreditation of identity through a mobile application that will allow citizens to access the document free of charge and have the electronic signature from their mobile device.
-It is also planned to launch the DNI Exprés in the coming months, a semi-automatic issuing system that aims to reduce waiting times during ordinary renewals of the identity document and increase security by obtaining a photograph at the same time. Source, Spanish: https://www.laprovincia.es/espana/2021/08/02/dni-europeo-obtener-renovar-documento-55791291.html 


What is the difference between the ‘covid passport’ and the vaccination certificate?: {Translation}
-What is the covid passport? It is a digital accreditation endorsed by the Ministry of Health and Brussels, which came into force on 1 July and allows EU citizens to travel freely in Europe. This means that wherever you go, you don’t have to undergo a PCR or quarantine. It is a free certificate issued in English and Spanish that indicates whether you have the full vaccination schedule or if you have only one vaccination. It also certifies whether a person is PCR negative and has recovered from the disease in the last 6 months. This passport is issued by the European Union.
-What is the vaccination certificate? It is a certificate issued by the health authorities of each country as soon as you have received the full vaccination schedule. Anyone who has this certificate can enter Spain without restrictions.
-What is the difference between them? The vaccination certificate is only for those who have received the full course of vaccinations and the covid passport certifies your virus status, which can be either PCR-negative, fully vaccinated, with one dose or having passed the disease.
Source, Spanish: https://www.laprovincia.es/sociedad/2021/08/02/diferencia-hay-pasaporte-covid-certificado-55795278.html


Saturn will reach its closest point to Earth this evening (last night, but prime viewing will last for a month), making the ringed planet visible in the night sky: Saturn will reach its closest point to Earth tonight, giving sky watchers the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of the ringed planet in all its beauty.
This evening will be the best time to see it as Earth moves almost directly between Saturn and the sun in an annual celestial event known as ‘opposition’.
It will be visible to the naked eye for everybody across the UK as soon as the sun sets, first appearing low on the horizon to the southeast and moving south up until 01:00 BST, when our solar system’s second-largest planet will be at its brightest in the night sky.
But don’t worry if you miss it or cloudy weather impedes your view, astronomers say you will still get a ‘decent’ glimpse of it any time next week and during the month ahead. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9851727/Look-tonight-Saturn-reach-closest-point-Earth-evening.html 


Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet:
-Greenland’s ice sheet has experienced a “massive melting event” during a heatwave that has seen temperatures more than 10 degrees above seasonal norms, according to Danish researchers.
-Since Wednesday the ice sheet covering the vast Arctic territory, has melted by around eight billion tons a day, twice its normal average rate during summer, reported the Polar Portal website, which is run by Danish researchers.
-The Danish Meteorological Institute reported temperatures of more than 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit), more than twice the normal average summer temperature, in northern Greenland. Photo:weather.com. Full article: https://phys.org/news/2021-07-heatwave-massive-greenland-ice-sheet.html 

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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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