DigameXtra No. 2029 Monday, August 9th, 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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UPDATE 06AUG: No Covid Passports or Test Results Necessary to Enter Andalucia Nightclubs. The TSJA has denied the judicial ratification of the measure contained in the Order of 5 August limiting access to the interior of leisure and catering establishments with music to those persons who can prove that they are in possession of the COVID certificate or accreditation of negative PCR or antigen test in the last 72 hours. Translated, Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-tsja-tumba-pasaporte-covid-para-acceder-interior-discotecas-andalucia-202108062059_noticia.html

 

Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open once again, so do pop in.
Trips
August
-20th – Flamenco in the grounds of the Alhambra Palace. Tickets €35 includes Show, Coach fare and drivers tip.
September
-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
October
-08th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver. If you are a Spanish resident, please bring your passport and either your TIE or green card with you. Please show both at the border crossing and your passport will not be stamped.
-15th – A trip to Guadix to visit the Cave houses and trip on a wally train. The day will include a visit to a cave church, an ancient cave, an inhabited cave and finally the viewpoint – all with audio in English. Price €22.50pp includes coach, train fare and drivers gratuity.
December
-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.
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

 

NEW HOURS FOR AUGUST– 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, Tuesday and Thursday from 1200 to 1800  FB link 

 

 

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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.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
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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
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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.

 

 

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.
-We can deliver to a friend or family member and can add a gift message at no extra cost.
-Special orders welcome.
-Cash, cards and Paypal accepted.
-Mention you saw this on DigameXtra for a 5% discount!
Address: C. Ruperto Andúez, 29780 Nerja, Málaga
Phone: +34 951730422
Website: https://www.tonysbutchers.shop/
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Workshop: New Macramé Workshop coming to Vélez-Málaga especially designed for Cat lovers. Macramé Cat Hammock.
Come & design a cute hammock for your fur baby.
Dates to be arranged. Cost €25 (€30 with cushion)
RSVP. Contact Donna on 608 966 663 or
email: donnacarney49@hotmail.com for more info

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate: Now with a new office in the San Juan de Capistrano area of Nerja. The bilingual team at our new office have been managing villas for over 40 years.
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria and now Nerja!
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Great Deals from The Nerja Household Centre:
-Chest of multi color drawers with natural wooden surround with new bronze handles. 58.59 x 34 x 105cms Price 75€
-Leather adjustment high/ low stool 35€
-Solid castillan sideboard natural top and surround chalk paint multi color panels and drawers & waxed Measurements 160 x 34 x 78cms Price 250€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Moto G 30 excellent phone, €100.
5000 mAh battery 4gb 64gb supper smooth 1 month old excellent condition call Erika 635149472 Torrox 

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Los Hermanos Restaurante: I would like to recommend a newish restaurant on Torrox called Los Hermanos run by two Belgian brothers. We’ve had very good quality meals there and their menu and drinks are very reasonably priced.
Av. Mediterraneo 5, Torrox Costa.  FB link
Barbara / Torrox, wickseyb at hotmail dot com

 

Oven Cleaner: Is there anyone out there who could recommend someone who cleans ovens the make is a Balay. It is in need of a early good Spring clean in the area Frigiliana, Nerja.
Many thanks. P. Claridge, Mobile No 620626127
p.claridge AT yahoo D0T com

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Andalusia adds 14 deaths and 4,360 cases Saturday, while its rate drops for the fourth day: {Translated, summary} Updated 07/08/2021 13:05
-Andalusia recorded a total of 4,360 cases of coronavirus on Saturday 7 August, down from 4,651 the day before and 5,138 seven days ago, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families, which has recorded 14 deaths, less than the 16 deaths on Friday but double the seven on Saturday.
-On the other hand, the cumulative incidence rate of the community has fallen for the fourth time after chaining 33 days of consecutive increases and stands at 577 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 4.3 points less in 24 hours and 4.9 points less in a week.
-By provinces, Malaga is the one with the most cases, with 952, closely followed by Seville with 900, Cadiz with 748, Granada with 410, Jaen with 398, Almeria with 358, Cordoba with 308 and Huelva with 286.
-As for the 14 new deaths, four were recorded in Malaga, three in Granada, two in Jaen and Cadiz, and one each in the province of Almeria and Seville.
-Andalusia has recorded this Saturday a rise in hospitalised patients to a total of 1,361, 25 more in 24 hours and 136 more than seven days ago, while the number of patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has risen to 253, one more in one day and 30 more in one week.
-Malaga is the province with the most hospitalised patients with 501 and 90 in ICU, followed by Seville with 244 and 45 in ICU, Cadiz with 155 and 25 in ICU, Cordoba with 117 and 24 in ICU, Granada with 131 and 22 in ICU, Almeria with 79 and 19 in ICU, Jaen with 68 and 14 in ICU and Huelva with 66 and 14 in ICU.
Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/

 

The fifth wave recedes in Vélez, Torrox and Algarrobo, while it stabilises in Rincón and Nerja: {Translation} Updated: 8 AUG, 2021
-Árchez, Arenas, Canillas de Aceituno, Comares, Cútar, Salares and Sedella have not registered any cases of coronavirus in the last 14 days.
-The peak of infections of the fifth wave of COVID-19 in Axarquia has already peaked in some municipalities. This is also confirmed by the number of positives detected this week (543), which is the lowest since mid-July. Even so, the incidence remains variable in the different localities of the region and the decrease is not homogeneous, nor is it occurring at the same speed.
-Among the coastal municipalities of Axarquia, Velez-Malaga, Torrox and Algarrobo show a clear downward trend in the incidence rate. In the case of the Axarquia capital, its peak occurred on 26 July (636.2), but it has been this week when the decrease has become more evident (on Monday it had a rate of 601 cases, 558.5 on Tuesday, 574.3 on Wednesday, 530.6 on Thursday and 500.2 on Friday). In Torrox the peak occurred on 2 August (518.3) and since that date the incidence of coronavirus has fallen steadily (on Tuesday it had a rate of 490.4 cases, 451.4 on Wednesday, 384.6 on Thursday and 345.5 on Friday). Identical is the situation in Algarrobo, which peaked on 2 August (732.2) and has since improved its epidemiological indicators (on Tuesday it had a rate of 686.4 cases, 671.1 on Wednesday, 610.1 on Thursday and 549.1 on Friday).
-Rincón de la Victoria reached the highest rate of the fifth wave on 27 July (691). The evolution of infections this week seemed to indicate that the virus was receding in the locality (on Monday it had a rate of 635.7 cases, 656.2 on Tuesday, 627.5 on Wednesday and 576.2 on Thursday), but this Friday its incidence rose 26.7 points and stood at 602.9 positives per 100,000 inhabitants.
-In Nerja the evolution of the coronavirus incidence rate has stabilised. However, it remains the coastal municipality with the highest rate in the region. According to the latest Health data, this Friday it had an incidence of 1,002.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, similar to Thursday (1,002.6), higher than Wednesday (927) and Tuesday (988.5), and the same as last Monday (1,002.6).
*Another 13 municipalities of Axarquia at extreme risk*
-In addition to the five coastal municipalities already mentioned, 13 other towns in the region are at extreme risk, with incidence rates above 250 cases. In the case of Alcaucín, it is the municipality with the highest incidence of the virus in La Axarquía with 1,711.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Also in this situation are Colmenar (938.7), Iznate (882), Alfarnatejo (824.2), Frigiliana (783.8), Alfarnate (751.2), Sayalonga (574), Totalán (407.1), Riogordo (330.5), Cómpeta (302.5), La Viñuela (292), Canillas de Albaida (263.5) and Periana (259).
-The incidence in the Axarquia Health District (which includes Casabermeja) is 537.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while in the Malaga Health District (which includes Macharaviaya, Moclinejo, Rincón de la Victoria and Totalán, as well as Malaga city and Almogía) it is 894.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. For its part, the incidence in the province of Malaga stands at 745.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
-The total number of cases with active infection (PDIA) in the last 14 days in the Axarquia region is distributed as follows:
412 in Vélez-Málaga; 294 in Rincón de la Victoria; 212 in Nerja; 62 in Torrox; 39 in Alcaucín; 36 in Algarrobo; 32 in Colmenar; 24 in Frigiliana; 12 in Cómpeta; 9 in Riogordo and Sayalonga; 8 in Alfarnate, Iznate and Periana; 7 in Benamocarra; 6 in La Viñuela; 3 in Alfarnatejo and Totalán; 2 in Benamargosa and Canillas de Albaida; and 1 in Almáchar, El Borge, Macharaviaya and Moclinejo. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-quinta-ola-retrocede-en-velez-torrox-y-algarrobo-mientras-que-se-estabiliza-en-rincon-y-nerja/

SPAIN

The wholesale price of electricity will reach an all-time high this Monday, at 106.74 euros per MWh: {Translation} Updated 8 AUG 2021, 14:33
-The average price of electricity on the wholesale market, which determines part of the electricity bill, will reach an all-time high of 106.74 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) tomorrow, Monday, surpassing the current record of 106.57 euros per MWh, set on 21 July.
-According to data from the Iberian Electricity Market Operator (OMIE), the price set this Sunday for Monday 9 August – each day the price for the following day is negotiated – almost triples that of the second Monday in August 2020 (38.09 euros per MWh).
-By time slots, the maximum price for tomorrow will be between 22.00 and 23.00 hours, with 114.07 euros per MWh, and the minimum, between 17.00 and 18.00 hours, with 97.95 euros. The week thus begins with a new all-time high, after the first few days of August in which the price has remained at around 100 euros per MWh – only one working day, Friday 6 August, and weekends have fallen below this threshold – and July was the most expensive month in history, with an average of 92.4 euros per MWh.
-The price of electricity on the wholesale market, where electricity producers match their offers for the following day and prices are set for each hour of that day, has a weight of around 24% in the electricity bill of consumers on the regulated tariff or Voluntary Price for Small Consumers (PVPC), just over ten million.
-The 17 million or so consumers on the free market, who pay the prices offered per kilowatt hour by the companies with which they contract their supply, are not affected by upward fluctuations, but neither do they benefit from downward fluctuations, as happened last year.
-Despite the measures approved by the government to curb this rise in electricity prices – a reduction in VAT from 21% to 10% on electricity bills and the temporary suspension in the third quarter of the tax on electricity generation (7%) – the price of electricity on the wholesale market remains at unusually high levels for this time of year.
-Behind the price increases are the high gas prices on international markets and CO2 emission rights, which have been reaching record highs month after month in 2021. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/precio-mayorista-electricidad-alcanzara-manana-maximo-historico_1_8205201.html

EUROPE

Fire devours Greek island’s forests; residents urged to flee: Wildfires have erupted in many parts of the country during a weeklong heatwave, Greece’s worst in three decades, with searing temperatures and hot winds creating tinderbox conditions. Across the country, forest land has burned and dozens of homes and businesses have been destroyed.
Thousands of people have fled their homes on the Greek island of Evia as wildfires burned uncontrolled for a sixth day on Sunday, and ferries were on standby for more evacuations after taking many to safety by sea. Photo:AP. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210808-residents-say-nothing-left-after-wildfires-engulf-greece-s-evia-island

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
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