DigameXtra No. 2065 Tuesday, Sept. 21st, 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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September Autumn Equinox in Málaga, Spain:
Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 21:21 CEST
According to the astronomical definition, fall begins with the autumnal equinox. In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the September equinox; south of the equator, it is the equinox in March.
Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/autumnal-equinox.html


Live Music at Hotel Helios: Wilson Morissette plays Thursday, 23rd Sept, 21.30h to midnight. Pop & Rock covers. C/ San Cristobal, Almunecar.
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Blue Stompers Boogie Session: Sat., 25SEP 10:30pm
Playing again at Bonnet in Fuengirola Port, this will be a special Saturday, some smooth Blues and jumping Boogie for you all to enjoy. All social distancing measures are in place and will be respected, there are limited tables inside and it is recommended that you reserve one if you wish. Come and enjoy some great music and a great atmosphere, we will see you there.
Please respect the Covid measures in place.
Call now or send a message to secure your place!!
+34 951 26 30 05  FB link 


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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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Home from Home:
Your home in the Axarquia region prepared for your arrival.
We are a local couple near Lake Vinuela with many years property management experience in the UK, happy to take care of all your holiday home preparation needs.
Homes cleaned and aired, beds made and small maintenance jobs taken care of. Basic supplies can be bought and delivered prior to your arrival if required.
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Holiday changeovers
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Food Delivery: La Joya- Nerja
Get a free bottle of wine with orders above 35€ – Just choose the colour! Order on www.joyadelivery.com or Whatsapp 675861719.  See menu below, also includes some veggie, vegan and gluten-free items, click to enlarge. 


Wanted: Cleaner required, El Penoncillo, once a fortnight, apartment, 2 beds, 2 bath. Jane. Email: iainjane@icloud.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, as a lot: 2 x Codell CO 3710 UHF Antennas. One been put together but never used and the other still in box. Also got some kind of Satellite dish – no idea what type or if it works, just want rid. Price, €10 that I will donate to the local animal charity. Paul, Canillas de Albaida pueblo.
Email: pkdotm75@gmail.com
Phone/WhatsApp: +44 7818268159 


For Sale: Unbraked trailer 1500 X 1000 X 500 + lid. 250€. Located in Torrox Campo. Contact George. Email: valblick@hotmail.com (Mob 610889060 but no signal). 


For Sale: Ikea chair in good condition – Ikea ‘Pello’ relaxing chair, very comfortable, dismantles for easy storage and transporting, good value at €20
Please contact Tony in Torrox Park at
Email: oddjobtony at gmail dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Glass in your balcony! Complete balcony/patio – Aluminium double glazed, 2 fixed panels & sliding panels, 460 wide x 260 high, 95€
-1 side window aluminium double glazed, 174 wide x 220 high, €40
Dorian, Vinuela area 663 726 265
Email: dorian.f.hill@gmail.com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Black folding trolley, like new, ideal for gas bottles, 25kg load €15
-Super Ego sego timer, brand new, still in the box. Original price €33, will except €20. Call Linda in Torrox Park on 711002205 or
Email: lindabluemedatgmaildotcom 


News & Articles

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Covid Spain- Spain records this weekend fewer cases than in more than a year after adding 5.988 infections since Friday: {Translation, summary} Updated: 20SEP21 6:16pm
-The incidence in Spain has fallen from the barrier of 90 infections per 100,000 inhabitants and stands this Monday at 83.43 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, figures that have not been seen for more than a year. Last week two symbolic records were broken: on Thursday Spain fell below the 100 cases barrier and the following day it registered the lowest figure in more than a year, with 91.21 cases.
-Health authorities have also reported 118 deaths since Friday, bringing the total number of COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic to 85,901. This represents a slight increase compared to last Monday, when 116 deaths were reported.
-In terms of hospital pressure, ICU occupancy on Monday was 10.71%, more than two percentage points lower than last week. In terms of bed occupancy, 3.06% was reported. The communities with the highest pressure in their hospitals are Madrid, with 20.19% of ICU beds occupied; Catalonia, with 17.21%; and the Basque Country, with 14.87% ICU occupancy. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/espana-registra-semana-casos-ano-sumar-5-988-contagios-viernes_1_8319152.html 


Covid Andalucia- Rate drops to 72.9, with 528 new cases, five deaths in 48 hours: {Translation} Updated: 20/09/2021, 12:07pm
-Andalusia recorded this Monday, September 20, a total of 528 infections, worse than the 474 on Saturday and the 508 added last Monday, according to data consulted at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), which counts five deaths, lower than the nine on Saturday and the seven seven days ago.
-For its part, the cumulative incidence stands at 72.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 2.6 points less than Saturday, which is also 29.3 points less than seven days ago.
-The 528 cases in these 48 hours follow 474 on Saturday, 563 on Friday, 588 on Thursday, 628 on Wednesday, 577 on Tuesday and 504 on Monday.
-As for the deaths, four deaths have been added in Almeria, one in Cadiz and another in Seville. For its part, the IECA has made an adjustment in the number of deaths in the province of Jaén. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/996410/covid-baja-la-tasa-a-729-528-nuevos-casos-y-cinco-muertes-en-48-horas/


Covid Axarquia- 21 new contagions of Covid-19 in the Axarquia region and 104 cured: {Translation} Updated: 20SEP21 12:33pm
-Data updated on Monday, September 20 by the Ministry of Health of the Andalusian Government confirm that since last Friday, 21 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the Axarquia region, with 104 people who have managed to overcome the disease and no deaths.
-Thus, the new infections have been confirmed in Velez-Malaga (12). Torrox (5). Rincon de la Victoria (3) and Alfarnate (1). The people cured since Friday have been notified in Velez-Malaga (44). Rincon de la Victoria (36). Nerja (13). Torrox (7). Colmenar (6). Riogordo (3) and Alfarnate, Benamocarra, Frigiliana, Periana and Sayalonga (1).
-In addition, after several days of slight increase, the incidence rate of coronavirus in the Axarquia again declines and stands at 61.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia


Spanish face new travel requirements to the UK from October 1st: Since the UK’s departure from the EU it has still been possible for Spaniards to travel to and from the UK with a DNI identity card; but from 1 October, a valid passport will be required instead. Full article:


Over 300,000 people in Spain have refused to be vaccinated against Covid in last 7 months: According to the government it is not possible to provide full data on how and why people have refused to be vaccinated. This is due to the fact that the REGVACU vaccination register does not separate the reasons by the brand or by dose, and “such information is not obligatory and therefore is not reported by the competent authorities of the Autonomous Communities”. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/20/over-300000-people-in-spain-have-refused-to-be-vaccinated-against-covid/


Malaga- The rains return this week, with the risk of storms on Tuesday: {Translation, summary}
-According to the forecast of the State Agency of Meteorology (Aemet), the most rainfall is expected Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
-In the case of Malaga, the precipitation is expected to be more abundant Tuesday, when the probability of ranges between 80 and 100%, according to estimates by the Aemet, until six in the afternoon. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tiempo-Malaga-lluvias-esta-semana_0_1612640056.html


Benalfest the music festival of Benalmadena returns: The opening day, on October 15, will feature Ladilla Rusa as well as popular rock band Arde Bogotá from Murcia.
Tickets for the event which takes place at Los Nadales Fairground in Benalmadena may be purchased via https://www.entradasatualcance.com
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/20/benalfest-the-music-festival-of-benalmadena-returns/
VIDEO LINK with clips from 2018.


The U.S. to ease travel restrictions for foreign visitors who are vaccinated against Covid: The U.S. will ease travel restrictions for international visitors who are vaccinated against Covid-19 in November, including those from the U.K. and EU, the White House said Monday.
Non-citizens visiting the United States will have to show proof of vaccination and a negative Covid test taken within three days of the departure, said Jeff Zients, who is leading the nation’s Covid response efforts for the White House.
European and British officials have lifted the entry bans for U.S. travelers and other visitors since vaccines became widely available this spring, but the Biden administration hadn’t reciprocated. Full article: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/20/us-to-ease-travel-restrictions-for-foreign-visitors-who-are-vaccinated-against-covid.html


Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Dementia Years Before Symptoms Appear: A team led by Professor Zoe Kourtzi at the University of Cambridge and The Alan Turing Institute has developed machine learning tools that can detect dementia in patients at a very early stage. Using brain scans from patients who went on to develop Alzheimer’s, their machine learning algorithm learned to spot structural changes in the brain. When combined with the results from standard memory tests, the algorithm was able to provide a prognostic score – that is, the likelihood of the individual having Alzheimer’s disease. Full article: http://timesnewsuk.com/science/artificial-intelligence-can-detect-dementia-years-before-symptoms-appear/

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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/
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
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