DigameXtra No. 2042 Tuesday, August 24th, 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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The Bootleg Beatles: Live Wednesday 01SEP at The Starlite.
Info: 633647260
Starlite Catalana Occidente is held in a quarry (the Quarry Nagüeles) outdoors surrounded by nature, located in the upper part of the Urbanization of Sierra Blanca, on the road of Istan, s/n. It is 3.5 km from the centre of Marbella (8 minutes by car) and 15 minutes from Puerto Banus.
https://starlitemarbella.com/en/concierto/thebootlegbeatles/ 

 

Money Makers, coming events in August:
-Tuesday 24th at 22:30 at Iberostar Royal Andalus, Chiclana de la frontera.
-Wednesday 25th at 22:30 at Iberostar Málaga Playa, Torrox.
-Friday 27th at 19:00 in Lounge Beach Bar and Restaurant El Kalifato, Fuengirola.
-Sunday 29th at 20:00 at Balcón de Cómpeta, Cómpeta.
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Soundshine Covers: Thursday August 26th at Iberostar Costa del Sol, Estepona in Trio format at 22:30.
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The VII Bienal de Flamenco de la Diputación de Málaga is in Nerja with the performance of Ana Almagro: Saturday, September 4
The Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja resumes activity with the performance of the dancer Ana Almagro, and her show “A dance in the port”, that falls within the programming of the seventh edition of the Biennial of Flamenco in Malaga.
The performance will take place on Saturday, September 4, at 8:30pm, tickets cost  15€, can be purchased on the web mientrada.net , and in the office of the Cultural Center two hours before the start of the show.
Info in English: https://www.nerja.es/la-vii-bienal-de-flamenco-de-la-diputacion-de-malaga-llega-en-nerja-con-la-actuacion-de-ana-almagro/ 

 

Peter Pan, The Musical: 26, 27, 28 & 29 August
Auditorium Benalmadena. From €20.
https://www.auditoriobenalmadena.com/peterpanelmusical 

 

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New Rule:
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For Sale, 2 items: Rejas. Two lockable metal reja doors with keys
One- Height 196cms, Width 75cms
Two- Height 200cms, Width 65cms
30 Euros each, 50 Euros the pair. Buyer collects.
Competa Campo
Ring, text or WhatsApp John 0044 7913413519
Or email: lisandjohnbates@gmail.com 

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Recommendation needed: Can anyone repair garden chairs? Great bones (iron frame no damage whatsoever) but the sun has dried out the rattan. Linda, Velez Malaga
Email: l.lindalondres@gmail.com 

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Covid Spain- Health notifies of 23.899 new cases and 201 deaths since Friday: {Translation, summary} Updated 23AUG21, 17:47
-The incidence of the coronavirus in Spain has fallen by 27 points to 317 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, which reveals that 867 deaths have been reported in the last week (201 of them since Friday).
-There are 8,330 hospitalised patients in total, 164 more since Friday, and ICU bed occupancy is up slightly to 20.04% (two tenths more than on Friday).
-According to the latest Health report on the epidemiological situation of the SARS-CoV-2 variants, nine out of ten cases in Spain are of the delta variant, which continues its expansion throughout the territory, exceeding 90% in most communities except for the Canary Islands, Madrid, Castilla y León, Extremadura and La Rioja.
Source, Spanish: https://www.laprovincia.es/espana/2021/08/23/sanidad-notifica-23-899-nuevos-56474220.html

 

Covid Andalucia- Andalucía lowers its Covid incidence rate to 338.5, the lowest figure for a month: This Monday, the region has registered 2,377 positive coronavirus tests and 13 deaths in the last 48 hours.
By provinces, Seville continues to be the one with the most new positive tests with 717, followed by Malaga with 391, Cadiz with 376, Huelva with 220, Cordoba with 185, Granada with 178, Almeria with 156 and Jaén with 154.
As for the 13 deaths registered in the last 48 hours, in Cordoba there are seven, three in Malaga, two in Cadiz and one in Almeria. No deaths have been registered in the rest of the Andalusian provinces. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/23/andalucia-lowers-covid-incidence-20210823124509.html 

ANDALUCIA

Spain’s Met Office warns of a sudden change in the weather this Tuesday: Aemet has activated yellow warnings for storms and strong wind gusts in four in Andalusian provinces, and there could be ‘muddy’ showers too.
In Andalucía, yellow warnings for storms and strong gusts of wind have been activated on Tuesday, 24 August, in Córdoba, Jaén, Granada and Almería provinces. Specifically, the alerts will affect, from 12 noon to 10pm, the Sierra and Pedroches (Cordoba), Morena and Condado, Cazorla and Segura (Jaén); Guadix and Baza (Granada) and in the Almanzora Valley and Los Vélez (Almería).
In addition, Aemet has announced, on Tuesday suspended dust will also reach the mainland, which will be more noticeable in the southern half of the country, where the air quality will worsen and will cause some of the showers to be ‘muddy’.
On the other hand, with regard to temperatures, they will drop especially in the central and southern areas. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/23/spain-office-warns-sudden-20210823182141.html

 

Juanma Moreno supports the decision to allow the Morón and Rota bases to take in Afghan people: {Translation}
Updated: 23AUG21, 15:44
-The President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, said on Monday, in relation to the agreement between Spain and the United States for the use of the American bases of Morón de la Frontera (Seville) and Rota (Cadiz) for the arrival of Afghans who want to leave this country, that “the bases of Rota and Morón can be essential in this shared objective”, which Moreno has placed in “contributing to saving lives”. “It will be a source of pride,” the Andalusian president added of this collaboration.
-The Andalusian president’s statement was made in a tweet published on his personal Twitter account and is the first reaction from the regional government after the telephone conversation between the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the President of the United States, Joe Biden, was reported on Sunday, with the aim of agreeing that Afghan collaborators from this country should pass through Spanish soil before they can reach other countries.
-“Hopefully one day the Afghans fleeing the horror will be able to return to their country and regain their freedoms”, concluded the president of the Junta in his public statement on the arrival of Afghan refugees at the Morón and Rota bases. Source, Spanish: https://www.diariodesevilla.es/andalucia/Juanma-Moreno-Moron-Rota-poblacion_0_1604240295.html

MALAGA

TRAFFIC ALERT TODAY 2:30pm – 4:30pm Maro to Torrox/El Morche: The La Vuelta Cycling tour will happen today, Tuesday, 24 August, in Nerja between 15.00 and 15.30 hours, going from Maro, along old N-340 to Nerja and then on the N-340 to Torrox/El Morche. Before the bicycles, the caravan that accompanies the riders will pass.
It is recommended to neighbors and visitors to avoid transit through this area with their vehicles and follow at all times the instructions of the Local Police and Civil Protection. In case you have to go to an appointment, plan to travel with sufficient notice. We ask for cooperation, and responsibility in order to avoid accidents.
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Malaga police have carried out 2,227 checks on dogs and handed out 443 fines for the animals not being registered: Officers from the Local Police in Malaga have carried out the checks to encourage responsible ownership of dogs. As well as the checks to make sure the animals were registered, police handed out fines based on the analysis of stool samples, stating that of the 171 samples analysed, 25 have tested positive, allowing officers to identify the animals´ owners who don’t pick up after their dog. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/23/2227-checks-on-dogs-in-malaga/ 

OTHER

ZOOM was down for many users on Monday: For about 12 hours yesterday afternoon/evening, many ZOOM users were experiencing problems. Some were unable to log in, others with problems streaming. The problems have reportedly been fixed. Source: https://downdetector.com/status/zoom/ 

 

GM extends recall to cover all Chevy Bolts due to fire risk: General Motors said Friday it is recalling all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles sold worldwide to fix a battery problem that could cause fires.
The Detroit-based automaker said it will replace battery modules in all the vehicles.
GM said owners should limit charging to 90% of battery capacity. The Bolts, including a new SUV, also should be parked outdoors until the modules are replaced. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/technology-joe-biden-business-health-environment-and-nature-bbe51b0c8e644c4448d634fc3c0f3461

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

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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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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