DigameXtra No. 2149 Friday, Dec. 31st, 2021 – Next Issue Is Monday

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-Saturday, Jan. 1st, 2022, New Years Day, a Spanish public holiday
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Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Open Today Friday 31 Dec at 4pm
You will find us at: Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. FB link with map
Warm greetings and see you soon, YFKE’S BAR.
Tel +34 711 03 20 17  (NEW, CORRECTED PHONE)



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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: OPEN TONIGHT – We re-open New Years Eve, Friday Dec 31st, from 8pm. In January we return to regular hours, 6pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



Malagalingo Spanish School:
Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!!!
Here are some pictures of our CHRISTMAS LUNCH Malagalingo
Because we know a language is not only learned in the classroom, come and chat with us in SPANISH in all our FREE Out-of-School Activities
Everyone is invited to the FIRST FREE LESSON
Call or write us whenever you want to book
Malagalingo Spanish School
+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo



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-Cover box Stripped back to natural creme chalk paint & waxed Measurements Width 52.50cms Depth 35.50cms Price 35€
-Footstool stripped back to natural clear wax with new fabric seat cushion.Measurements 44 x 44 x 44cms Price 45€
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Recommendations & Requests


News year eve: Hi, I was wondering if there are any fireworks planned for New Years Eve that we can watch from Torrox, we normally attend the party on the Balcony at Nerja?
Deborah, Torrox, Dssp@btinternet.com


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Covid Andalucia- Andalusia registers more than 13,000 cases of Covid but only adds 7 patients in ICU:
{Translation} 30/12/2021 20:36
-The sixth wave of the pandemic remains on course: infections are growing exponentially but hospitalisations and deaths are growing much more moderately. This is the case this Thursday, when Andalusia has added 13,344 Covid-19 positives but, nevertheless, only records seven new patients in the ICU.
-In the detail of the data, it can be seen how the community records thousands of infections every day. There are many more than those that occurred in the third wave of the pandemic, last January. In fact, more than 13,000 cases have been recorded this Thursday, almost twice as many as at the peak of that time. And yet the pressure on hospitals is a fifth.
-Thus, this Thursday Andalusia has 1,098 hospital admissions, 104 more than yesterday. Although this is a notable advance, it is a far cry from the almost 5,000 that were admitted at the beginning of the year. In the ICUs this reality is even more palpable: today there are 176 Andalusians in intensive care for Covid-19 compared to more than 700 in January. Seven times fewer with twice the number of infections.
-As for the number of deaths, the trend is the same. Although cases are soaring, there is no reflection in this variable. Thus, Andalusia reported six deaths on Thursday, the lowest figure since last week.
-Where the effect of this increase in the number of infections can be seen is in the cumulative incidence. This variable, which was very reliable for monitoring the pandemic in its early stages, before the arrival of the vaccines, is now a good way of monitoring the evolution of cases but not so much as a measure of the risk of the pandemic. In any case, the incidence has risen to 1,093 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Thursday, 589 in the case of one week. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-registra-mas-13000-casos-covid-pero-solo-suma-7-pacientes-202112301225_noticia.html 


Covid Axarquia- New Infection Numbers Double Overnight: {Translation} 30Dec21
-The Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Regional Government has reported this Thursday, 30 December, 419 new cases of coronavirus infection in Axarquia in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA). Infections continue to escalate. In fact, this Thursday 175 new positives have been registered compared to last Wednesday. It should also be noted that 22 municipalities are at very high risk, compared to 15 yesterday. On the positive side, there have been no deaths from the virus this day. In addition, 46 people have recovered from the disease.
-With regard to the new positives in the last 24 hours, the following have been reported: 195 in Vélez-Málaga; 50 in Nerja; 45 in Rincón de la Victoria; 28 in Torrox; 24 in Algarrobo; 12 in Alcaucín; 7 in Periana and Sayalonga; 6 in Benamocarra and La Viñuela; 5 in Benamargosa; 4 in Almáchar and Colmenar; 3 in Frigiliana, Arenas and Alfarnatejo; 2 in Canillas de Albaida, Totalán, Cómpeta, Riogordo, Moclinejo and Iznate; and 1 in Comares, Alfarnate, El Borge, Árchez and Sedella.
-Axarquia has 22 municipalities at very high risk for coronavirus (Cumulative Incidence / AI at 14 days above 500 cases). They are Alcaucín (1.755,15), Vélez-Málaga (1.517,63), Colmenar (1.496,03), Algarrobo (1.342,28), Benamargosa (1.302,93), Benamocarra (1.214,70), Rincón de la Victoria (1.127,78), Torrox (1.114,64), Alfarnatejo (1.098,90), Nerja (1. 054.67), La Viñuela (1,021.89), El Borge (976.13), Moclinejo (879.29), Frigiliana (816.45), Macharaviaya (779.72), Riogordo (587.58), Sayalonga (573.97), Iznate (551.26), Periana (550.33), Totalán (542.74), Canillas de Albaida (527) and Sedella (520.83).
-The municipalities at high risk (AI at 14 days from 300 to 500 cases) are Cútar (487.01), Cómpeta (453.74), Almáchar (440.28), Arenas (424.80) and Comares (375.93).
-The localities at medium risk (AI to 14 days from 100 to 300 cases) are Canillas de Aceituno (297.61), Alfarnate (281.69) and Árchez (259.74).
-Only Salares remains with a 0 rate in the last 14 days.
-As for people who have overcome the disease, 28 have been reported in Vélez-Málaga; 8 in Rincón de la Victoria; 4 in Torrox; 2 in Nerja; and 1 in Frigiliana, El Borge, Periana and Riogordo.
-The incidence in the Axarquia Health District (which includes Casabermeja) is at 1,250.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, higher than the 1,086.2 cases recorded last Wednesday. For its part, in the Malaga Health District (which includes Rincon de la Victoria, Macharaviaya, Moclinejo and Totalan, as well as Malaga city and Almogia) the incidence is at 1,176, a rate that also continues to increase since yesterday stood at 1,143.3 cases.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-axarquia-casi-dobla-en-un-dia-el-numero-de-nuevos-contagios/


Covid Spain- For the first time, Spain registers more than 100,000 new coronavirus infections in a day: The 14-day cumulative incidence now stands at 1,508 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, double the figure from a week ago. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-12-30/for-the-first-time-spain-registers-more-than-100000-new-coronavirus-infections-in-a-day.html


Operators will stop making commercial calls at siesta time and on weekends in 2022: The code of conduct agreed by MásMóvil, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone, the four telephone operators with the largest market share in Spain, will enter into force this January 1 with measures such as the prohibition of calling between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. or in weekends. The new code will also prevent commercial calls before 9:00 am and after 9:00 pm and will increase the guarantees to avoid contact with customers registered on the ‘Robinson List’. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/operators-will-stop-making-commercial-calls-at-siesta-time-and-on-weekends-in-2022/


Conflicting Info Regarding UK Citizens With Homes in EU Transiting Through France:
-The operator of the Eurotunnel, Getlink, published a tweet regarding France’s new requirements. “Following a French Government decision, on 28/12/2021, unless they hold French residency, British citizens are now considered 3rd country citizens and can no longer transit France by road to reach their country of residence in the EU,” the statement reads.
-As reported by the Guardian, the French travel guidance has stressed that “nationals of the European Union or equivalent”, together with their partners and children, “who have their main residence in France or who join, in transit through France, their main residence in a country of the European Union” are estimated to have a compelling reason for travelling from Britain through France.
-Authorities in France have announced that Britons who hold a residence permit in another EU country, such as Germany, Spain, or Belgium, will be obliged to present proof of their residence, such as tax forms, a residency permit and similar valid proofs.
-The UK gov’t site says, “The French authorities confirmed on 30 December that UK nationals who are resident in other EU Member States and who have travelled to the UK for the Christmas period will be able to transit France over the New Year period in order to return home to their country of residence.”
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/uk-citizens-with-homes-in-eu-prohibited-from-transiting-through-france/
UK Gov’t Website for French Travel: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference


For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:

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.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 


Churches & Worship


New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life“
-Sunday Service 11.00am
-Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 


St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 


The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free parking on the streets is available close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/ & FB link


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334


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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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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