DigameXtra No. 1888 Thursday, March 4th, 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 is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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Due to the Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

 

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Thursday Crochet/Knitting Group: Calling All Members and anybody who would like to join us.
We are HOPING to be able to start meeting again
next Thursday 4th March from 11am until 1-2pm ish
Meeting at Caffe Loppen on the Algarroba Costa front as usual.
Any changes will be advertised on Digamextra .
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that are meeting every week in Algarrobo Costa on Thursdays.
The group is well over 6/7 years old and would love new members to come along and join us….And if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead.
We will teach you either craft if you wish.
Hope to see you there.
Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Three sturdy chairs, 20€ each
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Bedroom furniture set of 3 items.
Top quality stylish furniture from El Corte Ingles.
Mahogany style solid wood with rattan effect inlay.
-Chest of drawers and separate Mirror – Drawers 88cm wide x 81cm high x 42cm deep, plus mirror 87cm wide x 96cm high.
-2 x Bedside drawers 54cm wide x 55cm 36cm deep.
-Matching headboard 150cm x 124 cm high all matching in rattan.
Very good condition €90 ono
Contact Derek in Nerja on 676 403 669
or email teame@hotmail.co.uk

 

For Sale: Two chrome-plated chandeliers. €35 each. 100 x 60 centimetres. WhatsApp +31 615469616 or
email me at: CoExGal@aol.com
Linda, Torrox Costa

 

Wanted- Long Term Rental: Naythan & Mr. Bones are looking for a new home.
My current studio is just too small in these times when we are stuck at home most of the day.
My dog Mr. Bones, a very well behaved, city friendly Galgo mix (Spanish Greyhound), must be welcome.
Should be easily accessible, preferably ground floor but one flight up is ok, and within walking distance of a supermarket. A small outdoor space such as a terrace or balcony would be a plus.
It must have internet already installed, minimum 30Mb/s.
I can pay up to €300 per month plus bills and internet. In my 10yrs on the Costa I have never been late paying rent. No studios please. I would consider unfurnished if that gets me the right place.
Anywhere near the coast between Velez Malaga and Nerja considered.
I work nights, and tend to walk the dog late at night, so a place with sensitive neighbors is not appropriate. I am a smoker, but if there is a place outdoors to sit with my laptop on a table, for hours at a time, then I won’t smoke indoors.
To start May or June and prefer a 3 year lease. I realize this is asking a lot going into summer season, but this is not going to be a normal summer, some landlord may prefer reliable monthly cash in hand year round.
Contact Naythan on 675 993 069 or
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Recommendation for Mandy’s Paintbox: We hired Mandy to paint the roof of our conservatory. It had a white, very bright surface which the neighbors above us found very uncomfortable. Giving the problem to Mandy due to her advert on “Digame” we found her very professional and provided the perfect solution for all parties. We would unreservedly recommend Mandy. Her pricing is very reasonable and you get a very professional service from her and a first class job.
Diane at Torrox Costa dianecheckley@hotmail.co.uk (You can find Mandy’s contact info everyday in the Sponsor’s Section)

 

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Bars and shops will be open until 21.30 and meetings of up to six people will be possible in Andalusia in Level 2 areas (Level 2 areas to be announced Thursday): {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 03/03/2021 20:23
-Andalusia has new measures against the coronavirus. Thus, as explained by the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, shops and restaurants in the community will be allowed to open until 21:30. Until now, non-essential businesses as well as bars and restaurants had to close at six o’clock in the evening. This measure will only be applied in areas that are on level 2 alert, Aguirre said.
-In addition, according to the Junta de Andalucía, gatherings – as long as they are outdoors – will be allowed for up to six people. Until now, only four people were allowed.
-According to the Junta, the decision on which areas are at level 2, 3 or 4 alert will be taken this Thursday by the provincial alert committees. They stress from the Board that “the alert levels are reviewed every week, so the cities in level 3 may pass the following level 2 or vice versa, depending on how the incidence evolves”.
-What remains unchanged, explained Junta sources, is the perimeter closure of Andalusia as well as the confinement of the provinces. The closure of non-essential trade in localities with more than 1,000 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants or the confinement of municipalities when they exceed 500 is also maintained. Finally, the curfew is maintained from ten at night until six in the morning, as it is now.
-Aguirre, after the meeting, called on citizens to be cautious. “We have observed the parameters both at 14 and 7 days and there is a discreet drop as well as a stabilisation in ICU and hospital beds”. For this reason, said the Health Minister, they have decided to be “very prudent when it comes to taking measures to minimise this possible fourth wave and that we are in a plateau phase in the third wave”.
-This announcement comes at a time when Andalusia’s third wave of the pandemic is falling at an increasingly slower rate. In this peak of infections, which reached almost 8,000 cases per day at the end of January, hospital admissions and deaths soared to figures unheard of in this health crisis. The cumulative incidence reached almost 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a figure that fell to 143 on Wednesday.
-These soaring figures have their origins in the Christmas period. Then the measures were relaxed when the second wave had not completely subsided and this led to this number of infections and, later, deaths. We must not lose sight of the fact that February was the blackest month in Andalusia, with almost 2,000 deaths due to the coronavirus.
-The Andalusian government wants to avoid a repeat of the Christmas situation. It is true that the figures have fallen compared to the peak of the third wave. But then the figures were extremely high. To put the data into perspective, it is enough to point out that between the second and third waves the incidence dropped to a very similar level to the current one. Relaxing the measures then increased tenfold the variable that measures the speed and severity of the pandemic.
-Determined not to let the third wave be revived or a fourth wave be reached, the Board has opted for a conservative profile in the relaxation of restrictions. This is something they warned about and which they based on the example of Christmas and the presence of the British variant – up to 70 percent more contagious than the original – which already accounts for 60 percent of cases in the community on average. And this is something they have achieved.
-We will have to wait until Easter, which is a month away, to see if the measures and restrictions are relaxed further. This is something that has been requested, above all, by the hotel and tourism sector. However, it is not yet clear that the government and the Junta will grant. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-nuevas-medidas-covid-bares-y-tiendas-abriran-hasta-2130-y-podra-haber-reuniones-hasta-seis-personas-andalucia-202103031953_noticia.html

 

The closure of provinces in Andalusia remains at least for a week: {Summary from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 03/03/2021 20:26
There will be no interprovincial trips, at least for now. This has been confirmed by the Board this Wednesday after the meeting it has held with the committee of experts in which they have studied the evolution of the pandemic and the covid measures in Andalusia. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-nuevas-medidas-covid-cierre-provincias-andalucia-mantiene-menos-hasta-dentro-semana-202103032014_noticia.html

 

How is Spain’s Covid vaccination campaign going in each region, and who is next on the list?: Spain has ended the first two months of its Covid-19 vaccination campaign with 4.5 million shots administered and 1.2 million people having received the two doses needed for the full protection provided by the medication. The country’s regions are not only in charge of their healthcare systems and their response to the pandemic, but also of the vaccination process. While there are disparities from territory to territory, the first group in the process as set out by the central government – seniors in residences and their carers – is nearly complete, while the second – frontline health workers – are receiving their second doses.
The regions are now overlapping the campaign with other priority groups, such as other healthcare staff, adults with major disabilities, the over-80s and essential workers, including teachers. While some areas are opting for vaccinations in healthcare centers and door-to-door mobile units, others are resorting to the use of large installations such as arenas.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-03/how-is-spains-covid-vaccination-campaign-progressing-in-each-region-and-who-is-next-on-the-list.html

 

Junta rolls out its mass Covid-19 vaccination plan starting in Malaga this week: Health workers will administer doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday and Friday but only to those who have been summoned to the sessions. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/03/junta-rolls-mass-covid-20210303093527.html

 

Experts warn of breathing problems from the Costa del Sol dust cloud: People with respiratory problems should avoid exposing themselves as much as possible to the meteorological phenomenon which will remain at least until Friday. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202103/03/experts-warn-breathing-problems-20210303110944.html

 

Hack Alert- an email campaign that impersonates WeTransfer and WhatsApp to install a virus: {Translated in full from laprovincia.es}
-The National Institute of Cybersecurity (Incibe) has detected a new email campaign that impersonates the identity of companies such as WeTransfer or WhatsApp, whose messages contain links that download a Trojan on the device.
-The message urges the user to click on a link using different arguments, according to Incibe in a statement on Wednesday. To provoke the user’s interest, subjects such as “Backup of WhatsApp messages ×913071605 Nº (xxxxx)” and “I sent you some files – Nº (xxxxx)” appear, although it is not ruled out that there are other emails with different subjects, but with the same objective, to incite the recipient to download a malicious file under some pretext of interest.
-“If you have not executed the downloaded file, your device is probably not infected. All you need to do is delete the file you find in the download folder. You should also send the email you received to the trash bin,” Incibe said.
On the other hand, it has warned that those who have downloaded and executed the malicious file may have infected their device and has recommended that they scan it with an updated antivirus. Source, Spanish: https://www.laprovincia.es/vida-y-estilo/tecnologia/2021/03/03/detectada-campana-emails-suplantan-wetransfer-37542900.html

 

Texas and Mississippi to end mask mandates, allow businesses to reopen at full capacity: Gov. Greg Abbott ended Texas’ statewide mask mandate and announced an executive order to allow all businesses to reopen at full capacity. They join 14 other states—Florida, South Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee—in not having mask mandates.
“It is now time to open Texas 100%,” Abbott said at a news conference Tuesday.
“COVID has not suddenly disappeared,” he added. “But it is clear from the recoveries, from the vaccinations, from the reduced hospitalizations, and from the safe practices that Texas are using, that state mandates are no longer needed.”
-Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced Tuesday that he’s lifting mask mandates for all counties. “This new order removes all of our county mask mandates and allows businesses to operate at full capacity without state-imposed rules or restrictions,” said Reeves.
Sources: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/texas-governor-end-mask-mandate-businesses-reopen-full/story?id=76200647
AND
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mississippi-gov-tate-reeves-lifts-mask-mandate-for-all-counties/ar-BB1eauCP

 

Football News- Barcelona Into Copa Del Rey Final With Extra-time Win Over Sevilla: The result of the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg, Barcelona 3 – Sevilla 0, Barcelona win 3-2 on aggregate.
Barcelona pulled off a remarkable turnaround, overturning a 2-0 first leg deficit to beat Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate and secure their place in the Copa del Rey final.
Ronald Koeman’s side had work to do after losing at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last month, but kept going as Gerard Pique scored a late equaliser in the final minute of stoppage time and Martin Braithwaite netted the winner in extra time. Photo:Getty
Full article: https://www.eurosport.com/football/copa-del-rey/2020-2021/barcelona-v-sevilla-live-copa-del-rey-updates_sto8155189/story.shtml

 

Netflix down- Streaming site stops working for thousands in Europe: The official Netflix support account has replied to numerous users, informing them that they are investigating the issue. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/netflix-down-streaming-site-stops-working-for-thousands-across-the-uk/ar-BB1ebM2j

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

 

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/
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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DigameXtra No. 1887 Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Welcome to DigameXtra !

Most of the content in this blog site comes from its subscribers & followers, submissions are subject to editing and posting at the Editor’s discretion. Content from other sources is credited. The Editor is Naythan, aka DoctorLaptop.

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 How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.photocollage.com/

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 is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

What’s On

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

Due to the Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

 

Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos.  Your music is your business, you need to get as much exposure as possible, don’t rely on venues to promote you! Most of those FB posts by venues only have a few likes, if any at all, so obviously are not reaching many people. DigameXtra sends out over 4175 email issues everyday to subscribers, and the website gets another 800 visits per day. That is way better exposure than you are getting in any FB posts!!! Entertainers get to post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for?

 

Looking Like It Will Be a Wet Weekend: There is a 60% chance of rain Friday thru Sunday. Source: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/nerja/302197/daily-weather-forecast/302197

 

Sambuke Trío: Sat., Mar 6th 4pm at The Hall
Guitar, Violin & Piano.
Location is Calle Heroe de Sostoa 65, Malaga
+34 679 44 18 01  FB Page

 

Festival Of Legends: Saturday, April 3, 19.00
Las Lagunas Theatre (C / Albero 16, Mijas 29651).
Tributes to Tina Turner & Eurythmics
€15 early entry / 20 at box office.
We recommend you to buy tickets in advance to avoid queues at the box office
You can book your ticket by calling 633 260 647
Or see more info and buy tix here:
https://www.eventbrite.es/e/tributo-a-tina-turner-band-eurythmics-tickets-143319260767

 

The International Day of the Woman, March 8th: See this link for activities posted on the Torrox Town Hall FB page, FB Page

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar “Our Shop” is Open:
Yes, “Our Shop” is now open 3 days a week, so please come and browse through our preloved ladies and men’s clothing, shoes and jewelry for those essential additions to your wardrobe. There are also kitchen & household items, bedding, curtains and much more available to purchase. We are accepting donations of household goods and items of clothing and would appreciate it if you could bring them to us in bags that you do not need, during the normal opening hours. Monday, Wednesday and Friday time 11.00 to 13.00.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org

 

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Nik of all Trades: Services available for home, garden and office
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost.
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
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Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again, and what a better way to let them know you have re-opened and are ready- A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia-  so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/

 

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com

 

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Castilian unit natural top & Chalk painted in yute chalk paint Measurements W 135 x D39 x H87.50cms Price 180€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Bed and Mattress. 135 x 190 cm, good condition, buyer picks up. Nerja. 50€
Contact Jim +44 7939 578057 ring or WhatsApp, or
email: jimrsvr@hotmail.com

 

For Sale: 2 Safety Gates including fittings. 20€ for both.
Torrox Park Tel/WhatsApp 692354959, Caroline

 

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Travel through France in March: Has anyone recently crossed the border into France, and can give advice to what is required? I need to go back to the UK in a motor home before the end of March, using the Channel tunnel at Calais. I believe it is essential to obtain a negative PCR test to cross the border from Spain. If so, has anyone obtained a test with quick results around Velez Malaga, as it will take me at least 2 days to reach France from here, and as the test needs to be within 3 days of the border, I do not have time to wait for the result? Alternatively, has anyone obtained a test nearer the French Border without having to wait days for the result? I really need to leave here around the 13th March. Any answers please to martin.hux@msn.com
Thank you. Martin, Velez Malaga

 

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News Note: TheLocal.es has instituted a paywall to read most of their articles. I was alerted to this by a reader a few days ago, but have only just experienced it myself. Thus I am removing this website as a news source since links to hidden articles are pointless. -Ed.

 

Andalucia Covid Update- Andalusia has only 355 coronavirus infections, the lowest number since August last year: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 02/03/2021, 19:09
-Andalusia has added 355 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday. This is such a low figure that we have to go back to August last year to see a similar number. It was on 12 August last year when the region had 306 cases, seven months ago. To put into perspective the low number of positives in Covid-19 on Tuesday, it is enough to remember that four weeks ago the number of infections exceeded 7,000 per day.
-The third wave has now reached low levels, bringing the incidence rate of the pandemic to 163.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, down from more than 900 at the beginning of February. The reduction has been almost as explosive as the escalation of this curve that originated with the relaxation of restrictions for Christmas but which came from high baseline figures because the second wave never reached figures as low as the first when it rebounded.
-Although the trend is clear and Andalusia is reducing cases, Tuesday’s figures should be taken with caution. After a long weekend, the community tends to underreport cases. We will have to wait for the rest of the week to take the temperature of the extent to which the number of cases in the region has fallen over the last few days.
-As things stand, and with no changes in restrictions and measures for now, the outlook remains good. Thus, the cumulative incidence of the pandemic is already at 60.6 points. This figure is merely indicative because the data at seven days is not a guide as it is at 14 days, the maximum incubation period of the coronavirus. However, this figure indicates a clear trend: the number of cases continues to fall and the incidence of the pandemic may still fall below 100 points in the near future.
-In any case, the number of daily infections is already close to zero in some provinces. On Tuesday, 90 cases were reported in Almeria, 71 in Malaga, 57 in Cadiz, 50 in Seville, 47 in Granada, 32 in Cordoba, 6 in Jaen and only 2 in Huelva.
-The number of deaths, meanwhile, is 24 on Tuesday. Although this is double the number for Monday, we must again take into account the bridge effect. These are the best figures in weeks for a Tuesday. Seven days ago, it should be remembered, there were 100 deaths; the previous week, 113. In any case, and even with this modulating effect, the figure maintains the trend that began weeks ago of a decrease in deaths due to the pandemic which, since the beginning of the crisis, has already caused 8,470 deaths.
-Meanwhile, the pressure in hospitals continues to drop another day. On Tuesday, 1,715 people were admitted to hospital for coronavirus, two fewer than yesterday. The decrease does not seem very pronounced but it should be borne in mind that, after a weekend, the data tends to rise, something that has not happened. So far Andalusia has reduced the number of hospitalised patients by 65 percent since the peak of the third wave, which was 4,980 Covid-19 patients at the beginning of February. In addition, in the ICU there has also been a drop in the number of hospitalised patients. There are 415 this Tuesday, 17 less than yesterday. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-suma-solo-355-contagios-coronavirus-cifra-mas-baja-desde-agosto-pasado-202103021207_noticia.html

 

Will Spain be able to vaccinate 70% of the adult population by the end of summer?: Spain has administered two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to 2.6% of the population. Although the pace of the vaccination drive picked up in the last week of February, the rollout has been more or less steady over the month: every day, 0.17% of the population are injected with one dose, which equates to around 500,000 people per week. At this rate, the European Union’s target of vaccinating 70% of the adult population before the summer – amounting to 58% of Spain’s total population – will not be met. As the graph below shows, if the current speed is maintained, barely 20% of the total population will have received two doses by September. Image: El Pais. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-02/will-spain-be-able-to-vaccinate-70-of-the-adult-population-by-the-end-of-summer.html

 

Spain’s Ministry of Health recommends taking paracetamol if receiving the AstraZeneca jab: The British vaccine, that is only being used in Spain for the vaccination of under 55s, is reportedly causing many more side effects than those of the Pfizer or Moderna laboratories.
In the latest update of the coronavirus vaccination plan in Spain, experts have changed the protocol to introduce the use of 1 gram doses of paracetamol every 6 hours after verifying that there have been numerous cases in which people, during the 24 hours after the jab, suffered side effects similar to those of an intense but brief flu. (Yikes! 4 grams in 24 hours sounds like a rather heavy dose to me. -Ed.)
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202103/02/spain-ministry-health-recommends-20210302190600.html

 

BEWARE POSSIBLE FAKE NEWS- This is important if true, but I have not been able to verify it on any Official Gov’t news source; it’s only on 2 small news websites. -Ed.
Expats With Private Health Insurance WON’T Be Vaccinated in Spain: The Andalucían Health Service (SAS) has indicated that any foreigners who aren’t registered on the public health system here in Spain will either have to travel to their home countries to get the Covid jab or ‘regularise their situation’ in Spain – in other words, apply for legal residency and thus become part of the Spanish public health system.
The SAS has confirmed that only foreigners who are ‘beneficiaries of the Spanish public health system’ will be included in the vaccination plan. Since the rollout is ‘managed by the public health system’ those with ‘private insurance will not be vaccinated’. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/02/expats-with-private-health-insurance-wont-be-vaccinated-in-spain/
(Was also in today’s TheLocal.es new articles.)

 

US Navy Accused of Piracy?!?: The United States Navy is liable for a mass copyright infringement. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sided with the German software company Bitmanagement, which accused the Navy of copying software without permission. Bitmanagement claimed more than $500 million in damages, but the final amount has yet to be determined. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/u-s-navy-is-liable-for-mass-software-piracy-appeals-court-rules-210302/

 

Tennis News- Malaga tennis star Davidovich to participate in ATP 250 tournament in Marbella this April: Pablo Andújar, winner of the 2019 edition, will also participate in the AnyTech365 Andalucía Open taking place at the Puente Romano tennis club, April 4th thru 11th. Photo:SUR. Full article:
http://www.surinenglish.com/sport/202103/02/malaga-tennis-star-davidovich-20210302135050.html

 

Padel News- World Padel Tour to make stops in Malaga and Marbella: Marbella and Malaga have both been selected to host events on the 2021 World Padel Tour. From 7 to 13 June, Marbella will play host to the first Masters’ tournament of the tour, and the fifth event overall. Later on, from 2 to 8 August, the Malaga Open will take place, most likely at the Palacio de Deportes. Photo:WPT. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/sport/202102/26/world-padel-tour-make-20210226094510-v.html

 

Apple News- New ‘unc0ver’ Tool Can Jailbreak All iPhone Models Running iOS 11.0 – 14.3: A popular jailbreaking tool called “unc0ver” has been updated to support iOS 14.3 and earlier releases, thereby making it possible to unlock almost every single iPhone model. (This article is for informational purposes only and not intended to encourage unauthorized modifications to iPhones. -Ed) Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/03/new-unc0ver-tool-can-jailbreak-all.html

 

Reggae icon Bunny Wailer, last Wailers member, dies aged 73: Bunny Wailer, the legendary Jamaican reggae singer who founded the Wailers with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh and was the last surviving founding member, has died at a hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 73-years-old.
“This is a great loss for Jamaica and for Reggae,” said Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness, calling him “a respected elder statesman of the Jamaican music scene.” Full article: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/reggae-icon-bunny-wailer-last-wailers-member-dies-aged-73-1.4499540

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

 

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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DigameXtra No. 1886 Tuesday, March 2nd, 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

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La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Quiz:
This Friday 5th March from 2pm
Maximum 4 per team 2 euro per person entry
Prize money for the winners
Menu del dia available 3 course at 14.95, if you would like to eat prior to or after the quiz, snacks also available!
limited places, so come and have a go it is great fun afternoon.
Also Next Sunday our special is- Lamb curry Feast with our homemade Onion Bhaji, amazing Lamb curry, spiced vegetables, and all the trimmings 19.95 per person booking essential.
To book 662039741/952535471
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3, Torrox, 29770

 

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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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Interpreter / TIE organiser: Do you have questions, or need help with the new TIE residencias? Do get in touch.
I work in collaboration with an agency which searches the internet for available appointments in both Malaga and Torre del mar.
The cost is less that a Gestor and much more personal. I accompany you to your appointments and make sure that you have all the required documents.
But It if it’s just information you want, I’m at the end of the phone.
I’m an interpreter, with many years of working in Comarcal hospital as a volunteer, so I have the experience to help you when you need to talk to your doctor, or to see a specialist at the hospital, whether locally or in Malaga.
I charge a reasonable, flat fee. I don’t charge by the hour.
Please call me. I can usually help.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Wine cabinet holds 12 bottles with drawer and display shelf done in natural & yute waxed with new handles. Measurements W 53 x D 42 H 130cms Price 145€
-Beautiful storage box Measurements Width 122cms Depth 57cms Height 48cms Price 240€
-Very heavy natural wood & waxed chest of drawers with new bronze handles Measurements Width 119 x 50 x 116cms Price 195€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale, 2 items: RAM Cards
-Brand new 16GB matched pair (2x8Gb) of Crucial 8Gb SODIMM’s DDR3-1600, 1.35V CL11. 50€ the pair. (Bought in error)
-Used, G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB DIMM DDR3-1600, 1.5v CL10 15€
Please contact Dave (Competa) via Phone/Text/Whatsapp on (+34) 711 073 739 or
email: tisdavesmith AT gmail DOT com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Large beautiful peaceful picture. Size 115 x 64cm. €100
-John Lewis console table Size 99W x 79H x 36Dcm. €100
Buyer to collect, Puente Don Manuel
Call/text/WhatsApp Nikki 605 673 976
Email – niknox84@hotmail.com

 

Free To a good home: Ultra low noise mic pre Amp.
Hand held battery operated and designed by my electronic wizard and friend.
High gain, all mics, operating notes.
Collect from Nerja/Monica, I can keep it for you.
Tony. Email: sjc2714 AT gmail DOT com

 

FREE: Books. Selection of sci-fi books, including ASIMOV. If you are interested please come and collect them, no charge. Email: stuartburnett 53 at g mail dot com
Stuart, 665190121. Algarrobo Pueblo

 

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Recommendation for SPW Construction: SPW Constructions just did our 2 bath rooms according to all our whims. Professional details as for instance shown in the photo. A clean job, cleaning floors of adjoining room at the end off every work day. Mogens, La Caleta. mogens funch at g mail dot com

 

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Spain-Portugal border closure extended until mid-March: Police checks at the border between Spain and Portugal will continue until at least March 16th. The measure published in the latest Spanish government bulletin BOE means people crossing the border between the two Iberian nations will only be able to cross through authorised border check spots and during the opening hours established. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210301/spain-portugal-border-closure-extended-until-mid-march

 

Finland declares state of emergency as it prepares to bring in tougher Covid restrictions: Although the state of emergency will allow limits to be placed on freedom of movement the government is not currently planning to reintroduce restrictions such as a blockade between the capital region and the rest of the country, which was imposed in March last year. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9313019/Finland-declares-state-emergency-prepares-bring-tougher-Covid-restrictions.html

 

Czechs send 30,000 police, soldiers to enforce travel limits:
Police and military forces in the Czech Republic set up 500 checkpoints across the country as one of the European Union’s hardest-hit nations marked the first anniversary of its coronavirus outbreak on Monday by significantly limiting free movement.
As of Monday, people in the Czech Republic who go out for exercise should not leave their municipality. Nursery schools and schools for children with disabilities were also closed while only stores selling essential goods remain open. The government also approved a plan to require mandatory mass testing of employees. It will start in the companies with more than 250 workers on Wednesday followed by those with at least 50 employees on Friday. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/europe-czech-republic-andrej-babis-coronavirus-pandemic-coronavirus-vaccine-de9bba833dd336e2c1d4747842e8482e

 

Velez-Malaga to reopen coastline, playgrounds and bio-healthy parks March 2nd: Deputy Mayor and Councillor of Beaches, Jesús Pérez Atencia, and councillor for Environment, Antonio Ariza, announced the move today. They confirmed that environmental activities can be practiced in groups of up to 10 people indoors and 15 outdoors, and parks and gardens can be open, with activities of 10 people maximum.
Atencia said: “Playgrounds and bio-parks in Velez-Malaga will reopen on Tuesday, March 2. Of course all measures must be met in each of them, hygiene and social distancing, in addition to the use of masks”. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/01/velez-malaga-to-reopen-coastline-playgrounds-and-bio-healthy-parks/

 

New EU ‘right to repair’ laws require appliance technology to last for a decade: White or electrical goods such as fridges and televisions in the European Union must be able to be repaired for up to a decade under new rules that came into force on Monday. The “right to repair” is aimed at reducing the large amounts of electrical waste on the Continent. It is part of a broader push from Brussels to make goods more energy efficient, longer lasting and easier to recycle.
Manufacturers will have to ensure replacement parts are available for up to ten years but some will only be provided to professional repair companies.
New devices have to be sold with a repair manual and be made so that they are easy to recycle and can be dismantled with conventional tools.
In a next step, environmentalists and consumer rights groups want the “right to repair” expanded to include smartphones, laptops and other small electrical devices.
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/right-to-repair-rules-on-white-goods-come-into-force-in-eu/ar-BB1e7tUb

 

Tennis News- Novak Djokovic Equals Roger Federer’s Record For Most Weeks At World No. 1: The 33-year-old Serb equaled Federer’s all-time record for most weeks at No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. Djokovic, fresh off his ninth Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam crown last month in Melbourne, has now held the top spot for 310 weeks over five different stints.
Djokovic’s longest streak at No. 1 is 122 weeks, while Federer’s is 237. Pete Sampras was world No. 1 for 286 total weeks, Ivan Lendl for 270 and Jimmy Connors 268. Photo:Getty. Full article:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamzagoria/2021/03/01/novak-djokovic-equals-roger-federers-record-for-most-weeks-at-world-no-1/

 

Social Distancing- Images from Torrox, Andalucia Day 2021 celebration: Photos:https://www.facebook.com/fiestastorrox

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

 

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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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DigameXtra No. 1885 Monday, March 1st, 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 is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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Due to the Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

 

ANDALUCIA DAY HOLIDAY: 
-1st of March, Monday, “Bridge holiday”, bank holiday for Day of Andalucía
Read about Andalucia day at https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/andalucia-day

 

Phoenix Club re-opens:
Our social club has re-opened for coffee, cake and a chat but due to restrictions, all our trips are on hold until further notice.
We have greetings cards for sale, all handmade so if you are looking for a beautiful handmade card, pop along on any Tuesday and have a look.
We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
We are selling off all our books and DVDs at 4 for €1. Our books are languishing and crying out to be read. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday
We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 11.30 – 1pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk

 

Car Boot/Market, Sunday Mar 7th: El Pantano Restaurant, Lake Vinuela.
We are delighted to be able to announce, that our regular monthly event can now resume!
This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is on Sunday 7th March at El Pantano Restaurant car park. Overlooking Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Please be assured, that we are taking all the necessary precautions to abide with current restrictions and requirements that the Government have in place.
Please remember to wear your face masks.
Hand sanitiser will be available on every stall.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore,old and new.
– Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
– Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
– Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
– Greetings cards.
– (New) Ladies clothes and accessories.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well-established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301

 

Triple A Charity Luncheon: Animal rescue fund raiser at La Sala Puerto Banus, Marbella. March 9, 2021. 2-4pm. Ticket price 25€, advance purchase necessary.
2 Course Lunch menu plus free house cava & beer.
Live music + charity raffle.
Reservations: 952 814 145
https://lasalabanus.com/event/triple-a-fundraising-event/

 

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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.
Our full range of services includes
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– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com

 

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
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
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.

 

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
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We have a Spanish client who is looking for a property.
Do you have a property which fits the following criteria?
-Situated on the coast, in the Axarquia region,
-Preferred nearer Maro/Nerja, but other areas considered
-Maximum price €175,000
-Apartment or small propertyon one level, without stairs
-Small garden
-Good access to local amenities
If you are thinking of selling please contact us for a no obligation chat info@blucee.com
Selling a property in Axarquía?
We would love to hear from you too.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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For Sale: Karcher 620M power washer. Complete with variable Lance and dirt blaster Lance. Good Condition. 40 Euros.
Contact Kevin at WhatsApp 634328089. Canillas de Albaida.
Email: kevin.greensmith@gmail.com

 

For Sale: Habitat metal bathroom cabinet/mirror in perfect condition, silver grey colour. Full length mirrors on both sides of the door. Height: 185cm x Wide: 35cm x Depth 18cm. €15.00. Location near Canillas de Aceituno.
Please call/email or WhatsApp Aidey:
641 714 422, +44 7811 466234 or
aideydessent@mac.com

 

For Sale: Under counter freezer. Aspes make, H84 cms, W55cms, D60cms. Has been used in outhouse so has a few scratches on exterior. 3 compartments, middle drawer cover cracked but still functions well, hence price of 35 euros.
Location- Torrox campo, very close to pueblo.
Tel: Avril 670540533

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Motorcycle helmet. Only used once. Size Small. 29 €
-3x Mountain bike tires. New. Suitable for MTB of 26 inch.
Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 26 inch. Foldable. Size 26 x 2.10
Price: 15 € / piece
-Mountain Bike tire 29 inch. New. Schwalbe Racing Ralph , size 29 x 2,10. Price: 20€
If interested or for more pics or information contact Wally
Email: wally_bocklandt@hotmail.com or
Whatsapp +32486254010. Archez area.

 

  News & Articles

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Coronavirus Andalusia: February, the deadliest month with 2,036 deaths: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es}
-Andalusia closed this Sunday the month of February with 2,036 people dead from the Covid-19 coronavirus, 549 more than in November, the deadliest month so far, when 1,487 people lost their lives from this cause.
-Friday 12 February, with 127 deaths, was the day with the most deaths from Covid-19 in the community of the entire pandemic, followed by Tuesday 9 of the same month, when 126 people died, and Saturday 13, with 120 deaths. On the other hand, the three days in February with the fewest deaths were Monday 22, with eleven deaths; Sunday 28, with 13; and Sunday 7, with 28 deaths.
-In the first week of February, from 1 to 7 February, 537 deaths were recorded; in the second week (8 to 14 February), 688; in the third week (15 to 21 February), 465; and in the last week (22 to 28 February), 346 deaths.
-The month of November left 1,487 deaths due to Covid-19 in Andalusia, the second fortnight being more deadly than the first, 779 Andalusians died from 15 to 31 November and 708 in the first 15 days of the month.
-The three worst figures for November were always recorded on Tuesdays: on Tuesday 10th there were 95 deaths; on the 24th, 95 deaths and on the 17th there were 89 deaths. On the other hand, Sundays were when the fewest fatalities were recorded, with 12 on 1 November, 14 on 14 November and 20 on 8 November.
-Therefore, February, with 2,036 deaths, was the deadliest month, followed by November with 1,487 deaths. In January, 1,240 people lost their lives in Andalusia due to this cause, and in December, 1,117. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-febrero-mas-mortifero-registrar-2036-fallecidos-202102281923_noticia.html

 

Coronavirus Andalucía Summary- The death toll falls 66% in a single day and stands at 13, plus more encouraging news: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 28/02/2021, 15:12
-The latest data on coronavirus in Andalusia indicate that the third wave is beginning to lose momentum, not only because of the fall in infections, but also because of the drop in fatalities. On Saturday, 13 people died of coronavirus in Andalusia, compared to 38 on Friday, a drastic drop of 66%, according to data provided by the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health and Families.
-The deaths from Covid 19 in the last few hours have been recorded in Cordoba (5), Cadiz (5), Almeria (2) and Malaga (1), meaning that Seville, Jaen, Huelva and Granada have had no deaths from the pandemic since Friday.
-In terms of infections, in the last 24 hours there have been 940 new diagnoses by Covid, compared to 1,097 on Saturday. There are now 475,497 infected people diagnosed, while 323,281 have been cured, 2,179 more than on Saturday.
-In terms of hospitalisations, Andalusia recorded 1,742 patients admitted to health centres for coronavirus this Sunday 28 February, 150 fewer than on Saturday and 591 fewer than seven days ago, of whom 438 are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 fewer than the day before, 143 fewer in a week and which places the region slightly below the peak of patients in ICU of the first wave of 30 March (439). The data show that the rate of decrease in hospitalised patients is slowing down, since, taking Sundays as a sample, on 7 February they fell by 296; on the 14th, 306; on the 21st, 244; and now on the 28th, 150.
-However, these data place the region far from the peaks recorded in the third wave on 2 February (4,980), in the second wave on 10 November (3,478) and in the first wave on 30 March 2020 (2,708). The 438 ICU patients means that Andalusia is below the peak of the third wave reached on 7 February (735), that of the second wave on 18 November (528) and slightly below the peak of ICU patients in the first wave on 30 March (439).
-In terms of vaccination, 766,690 doses have already been administered in Andalusia. A total of 309,254 people have received one dose and are awaiting the second dose to be immunised. In addition, another 228,718 have already received two doses of the vaccine. Seville, with 50,256 people, and Malaga, with 40,682, are the provinces with the most citizens who are already immunised thanks to the vaccine. Almería, with 17,708, and Huelva, with 13,867 immunised, are the provinces with the fewest people who have received both doses. Photo:ABC Sevilla.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-baja-numero-hospitalizados-y-ingresos-situan-debajo-pico-marzo-202102281308_noticia.html

 

Johnson & Johnson one-dose Covid vaccine ‘weeks away’ from starting in UK: A new Covid vaccine requiring just one dose could be just weeks away from being introduced in the UK. A Government source said the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) formal process of approving the new jab was “very likely” to start this week, according to a report in the Telegraph.
The news came as the Food and Drug Administration in the USA cleared the new one-shot vaccine for use over there.
J&J’s shot will be the only one-dose COVID vaccine available in the United States. It is also the easiest to ship and store, as it can be kept in a refrigerator rather than a freezer.
J&J expects to ship more than 20 million doses by March and 100 million by mid-year, enough to vaccinate nearly a third of Americans. Sources:
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/health/johnson-johnson-one-dose-vaccine-19934199
AND
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-us-authorizes-johnson-johnsons-covid-19-vaccine-making-it-third/

 

What you need to know about the changes to cars’ emission stickers in Spain: From July 1st, Spain’s General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) will readjust the criteria for its environmental badge emission stickers of vehicles in the country. Here’s what you need to know if you’re a driver in Spain. Photo:DGT, Goran Horvat/Pixabay. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210226/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-changes-to-cars-emission-stickers-in-spain

 

PAC- Ranchers with few rights will lose up to 40% of aid in 2021-22, according to the Board: {Summary from sevilla.abc.es}
-The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Carmen Crespo stressed that the Andalusian Government will defend Andalusian farmers and stockbreeders “with determination” against an “unfair Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)” and emphasised that the commitment of Andalusian farming professionals to innovation and exports deserves the Government “to be at their side”.
The Regional Minister asked for “certainty” for the livestock sector, which could be seriously affected by the CAP Transition Royal Decree. According to the Junta’s estimates, holders of small sheep, goat and cattle farms with a small number of CAP entitlements could suffer a reduction of up to 40% in their aid in 2021 and 2022. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/agronoma/noticias/ganaderia/pac-ganaderos-ayudas/

 

Millions of Brits face vaping ban under plans to outlaw e-cigarettes: (I checked many related articles, they all refer back to this one. -Ed.)
Details of the potential ban have emerged from a report published by WHO’s tobacco regulatory committee.
It targets vapes which allow “the user to control device features and liquid ingredients”. This method, called open-vaping, is the preferred way for 77 per cent of the 3.2million Brits who use e-cigs. In an open system, the liquid to be vaporised is refilled manually by the user. There is also a removable mouthpiece.
WHO fears it allows for dangerous substances to be added so the products can become more harmful.
So it is now apparently proposing to prohibit open vaping in plans sent to governments across the globe, which will be considered at a conference in Glasgow later this year.
If adopted, the plans could mean problems for the estimated 2.4million Brits who vape and thousands of businesses which rely on the lucrative sector.
Photo:Alamy.
Full article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14184804/millions-brits-facing-a-ban-on-vaping/

 

Bitcoin extends retreat from record high to hit lowest in 20 days: Bitcoin dropped 6.39% to $43,165.78 on Sunday, losing $2,944.20 from its previous close.
Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, has fallen 26% from the year’s high of $58,354.14 on Feb. 21 when it soared amid increasing confidence that it will become a mainstream investment and payments vehicle. Full article:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currency/bitcoin-extends-retreat-from-record-high-to-hit-lowest-in-20-days-idUSKCN2AS0DX

 

Course on Costa del Sol for jet ski rescuers: Due to the rising use of jet skis off local beaches, the Fuengirola Council is to offer a two-day course on the management and maintenance of jet skis for rescue purposes.
The training is linked to the professional certificate MAPN0212 (handling of motor boats and jet skis for water rescue), specifically UF2534 (manoeuvring and navigation with boats and jet skis). Those interested can now email their application to info@urgatzrescue.com and should be aware that there will be a cost that must be paid before the start of the virtual classes. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/02/28/the-only-course-on-the-costa-del-sol-for-jet-ski-rescuers/

 

iPhone 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S21- Who has the better camera?: The $829 (£799, AU$1,349) iPhone 12 has two rear cameras and Samsung’s $800 (£769, AU$1,249) Galaxy S21 has three rear cameras. Are more cameras better? Or does a higher price mean better photos? Read the full review… Photo:Patrick Holland/CNET. Full article: https://www.cnet.com/news/this-apple-iphone-12-vs-samsung-galaxy-s21-camera-comparison-was-not-what-i-expected/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

 

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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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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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EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)

 

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Unfortunately we have taken the decision to close the church until further notice, we have taken this action to keep everyone safe.
God Bless you all
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com

 

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 website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
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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

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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

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DigameXtra No. 1884 Saturday, Feb. 27th, 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 is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page. It’s mostly in Spanish but they post easy to understand charts and graphs. For English, use a page translator as they have not enabled FB auto-translations on the page for some reason? https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

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ANDALUCIA DAY HOLIDAY:
-28 Feb, Sunday, Day of Andalucía, Autonomous Community Holiday
-1 Mar, Monday, “Bridge holiday”, bank holiday for Day of Andalucía
Read about Andalucia day at https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/andalucia-day

 

Trapiche market is open again:
It is a farmers’ and artisan market hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue. It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too!
The market is open from 9:30am-1:30pm every Tuesday
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls and other items; natural worm fertiliser for the garden; hand-painted Andalucian tiles and ceramics; handmade cards and embroidered items that can be made to order; original artwork and photography; fresh fruit & veg; delicious cakes, pies, pastries & artisan chocolates; garden & house ornaments; large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption. View houses in your area, discuss property management or selling your house with BluCee Real Estate.
Facebook page link for Trapiche Market
We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’d like more information about having a stall at the Trapiche market please contact Anita on +34 627 877 164 or email: anitajjordan @ hotmail.com

 

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Tony Roam Transport & Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
17 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Guaranteed Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
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Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick at CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
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English Nurse Care Team:
Personal Home Care and Nurse Support
Trained, Police Checked and Fully insured Home Care Support Team.
From “ a bit of shopping …to 24 hour care “
From supported trips to END OF LIFE.
We add quality to life with one to one support.
Care at home in Andalucia.
– Nurse Supported –
– A realistic option to Residential Care –
Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548, Competa based.
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Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425

 

Services Offered- The Darlings: Female team for painting, decorating, wall rendering, repairs, kitchen cupboards, also garden work, cleaning. All your needs by mother and daughter team.
E-Mail: thedarlings@gmx.es
References, recommendations available
Kind regards, Amanda and Kitty, Torrox-Cómpeta road

 

Churches & Worship

 

EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)

 

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Unfortunately we have taken the decision to close the church until further notice, we have taken this action to keep everyone safe.
God Bless you all
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com

 

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 website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Spanish traditional style sideboard in fantastic condition €75. On Torrox-Cómpeta road. Buyer to collect.
Amanda WhatsApp 711010844 or
Email: acmdarling@icloud.com

 

FREE: Child’s car-seat very good condition. Free for someone to collect! Text or Whatsapp 622 468 999.
John B Torrox Costa

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Optician recommendations: Thank you to the twelve people who contacted me to recommend an optician east of Malaga . Heiko by Heiko of Avda Andalucia 119 ,Torre Del Mar, was the clear winner with 6 votes, others only had one or two recommendations. I have made an appointment and will try them out myself very soon. Thank you very, very much
Judy of Torrox 620742393
judyannspain @ yahoo . com

 

News & Articles

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Notice From Torrox Town Hall: Andalucia towns remaining in municipal restriction, and those with closed non-essential activities.
https://www.facebook.com/AytoTorrox/

 

Update 4 of the Spanish COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy published Friday by El Ministerio de Sanidad: {Translated from mscbs.gob.es}
26 February 2021 – The Ministry of Health has just published Update 4 of the “Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19 in Spain” following the agreement reached by the Public Health Commission, in which all the autonomous communities are also represented.
-This Update includes, as a novelty compared to Update 3 , the following groups to be vaccinated with mRNA: people aged 70 to 79 years (group 5B), 60 to 69 (group 5C), those aged under 60 with high risk conditions of severe COVID-19 (group 7) and those aged between 56 and 59 (group 8). The definition of these groups has been made in anticipation of a greater availability of vaccine doses in the second quarter of the year.
-In addition, the document specifies that with AstraZeneca’s vaccines, once the vaccination of key societal groups prioritised in Update 3 has been completed, it will be administered to people aged 45-55 years (group 9).
*Persons with previous infection*
-The Update also includes recommendations for vaccination of persons with previous coronavirus infection, both asymptomatic and symptomatic. Following a review of existing clinical studies, it is recommended that persons over 55 years of age with diagnosed infection who have received the first dose should be inoculated with the second dose when they are fully recovered and the isolation period has ended.
-In persons under 55 years of age who have been symptomatically or asymptomatically infected, only one dose of vaccine should be administered six months after infection.
-It should be noted that serological testing is not required before or after these vaccinations.
*Age, the main risk factor*
-The document recalls that the main risk factor for hospitalisation and death from COVID-19 is age over 60 years and that it increases with increasing age. Therefore, it stresses that based on the principles of necessity and equity, vaccination of older people who are not institutionalised should be started as soon as possible.
-Update 4 also stresses that it is essential to consider the principle of solidarity so that vaccines with proven efficacy in older age groups reach these people, bearing in mind that all vaccines available in Spain are safe and effective.
Source, Spanish: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/gabinete/notasPrensa.do?id=5244

 

February closes as the month with the most covid-19 deaths reported since April, 10,823: {Translated from elpais.com}
-The Ministry of Health reported 10,823 deaths from covid-19 in February, the highest number of reported coronavirus deaths since April. On the last day, it added 329 deaths to the official statistics. It also reported 8,341 new infections.
-On the other hand, the ministry has updated the vaccination strategy, with new priorities for immunising people from 45 years of age. It establishes that people who have passed the infection and are under 55 will receive a single dose of the vaccine six months after diagnosis. In addition, the new strategy states that once everyone over the age of 60 has been vaccinated, they will start with those under this age with illnesses that make them more vulnerable to the virus.
-The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine on 11 March, according to Bloomberg, so it could join vials from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca in the battle for immunisation in the European Union. The president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, has defended the “health passport” that the European Union wants to implement on Friday. “The aim is to restore normality and tourism without increasing health risks,” Sánchez stressed. Source, Spanish: https://elpais.com/sociedad/2021-02-26/ultimas-noticias-del-coronavirus-en-directo-casos-restricciones-y-vacunas-en-espana-y-en-el-mundo.html

 

Nerja Declared ‘Area of Large Tourist Influence’: The move will see the council be able to offer local businesses more flexibility over the hours after declaring Nerja an “Area of Large Tourist Influence.” Councillor Lopez said: “This declaration allows retail commercial establishments to have the freedom to designate the days and hours of opening in the periods… from June 1 to September 30.” Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/02/26/nerja-declared-area-of-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8blarge-tourist-influence/

 

Football News- Granada-Molde and Villarreal-Dinamo Kiev, Europa League round of 16: The qualifying rounds will be played Thursdays, March 11 and 18 at different times (18.55 and 21 hours) .
Table of matches
Ajax (NED) – Young Boys (SUI).
Dinamo Kiev (UCR) – VILLARREAL (ESP).
Rome (ITA) – Shakhtar Donetsk (UCR).
Olympiacos (GRE) – Arsenal (ING).
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) – Tottenham (ING).
Manchester United (ING) – AC Milan (ITA).
Slavia Prague (RCH) – Rangers (ESC).
Granada (ESP) – Molde (NOR). Source: https://spainsnews.com/granada-molde-and-villarreal-dinamo-kiev-europa-league-round-of-16/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

 

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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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator.

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
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DigameXtra No. 1883 Friday, Feb. 26th, 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 is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page. It’s mostly in Spanish but they post easy to understand charts and graphs. For English, use a page translator as they have not enabled FB auto-translations on the page for some reason? https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

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Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos.  Your music is your business, you need to get as much exposure as possible, don’t rely on venues to promote you!  Most of those FB posts by venues only have a few likes, if any at all, so obviously are not reaching many people. DigameXtra sends out over 4175 email issues everyday to subscribers, and the website gets another 800 visits per day. That is way better exposure than you are getting in any FB posts!!! Entertainers get to post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for?

 

ANDALUCIA DAY HOLIDAY:
-28 Feb, Sunday, Day of Andalucía, Autonomous Community Holiday
-1 Mar, Monday, “Bridge holiday”, bank holiday for Day of Andalucía
Read about Andalucia day at https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/andalucia-day

 

Old Dutch Sports Bar: Andalucia Day Party (bridge day)
Monday March 1st. Live music with Juan Luis Pascual.
This will be from 14.00 – 17.00 (during these hours our kitchen is closed for lunch) When you want to do lunch, you just come earlier.
Make sure you make a reservation by App or telephone, because our places are limited due to COVID-19 regulations.
Av Andalucia, Caleta de Velez. Reserve on 661 419 974

 

Baobab Beach House: This Friday, Feb 26th, Chesko Gonzalez will be playing at the Baobab Beach House restaurant-cafeteria from 15:30 to 18. Antihistamine songs, for an afternoon of longing and dreams spilled on the sand, to the sound of a hollow, smiling and worn-out guitar. Carobo Costa. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QfQZKhhBpQDuvw8Y6
Urbanizacion Pueblo Bahia, 68, 29750 Algarrobo, Málaga
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Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! CLOSED UNTIL 17 MARCH for remodeling. 
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. Winter hours with current curfew: Thursday thru Sunday 13.00-17.00. Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. For reservation call telephone number 642585049. 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! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

 

Malagalingo: Don’t worry about being confined, we have some plans for you!
Malagalingo wants to help you to speak Spanish while you enjoy being at home
Online or Onsite
From absolute Beginner to Advance
You can meet new people and speak Spanish in a very relaxed way
We offer group and one to one lessons.
Message us and we will give you more information about all our options, don’t let boredom come to your house!
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Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
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Casa Magel B&B: The borders are opening
Freedom is coming.
Casa Magel is open for business and is again offering their very popular special stays.
-2 nights B&B, with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine at a cost of 130€ for 2 staying in an en- suite bedroom.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine, plus tapas and drinks, in a local bar or in house, at a cost of 175€ for 2 staying in an en-suite room.
-Extra nights 50€ per night
-As an extra this year we are offering the chance for guests on the 3 night stay to either paint a ceramic tile or paint a t-shirt. We supply the paints and tiles with instruction or bring a t-shirt and we will show how to paint a personal memento (great for covering a stubborn stain!!). The extra cost will be 25€ for each person. Check out www.mehoward31.wixsite.com/art-el-valle
Our breaks are great for presents or to celebrate a special occasion.
Come to Casa Magel, enjoy comfortable well decorated rooms, wonderful mountain views, good food, and friendly hosts.
We have an outside fully equipped Andalucian kitchen exclusively for guests use, with meals & drinks to purchase or bring your own.
Casa Magel is the right place to come to relax and enjoy the freedom of our lovely countryside, lots of wonderful walks and close to the Camino Del Rey in El Chorro. Or spend a day sightseeing in the beautiful town of Antequera which has the most churches in Spain, 27 in all.
So much to appreciate after being cooped up for so long. We have lots of room for safe distancing, all hygiene measures are taken.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
Tel: 722879503

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE Organic & Aromatic Skincare for 40+
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices
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As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help:
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102. Follow us on Instagram @moonetteskincare.
Margaret Gosling
margaret@moonette.es
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful solid wooden top table with lovely craved wooden sides with chair. Measurements W90 x D60 x H70cms Price 145€
-Beautiful upcycled pine chest of drawers with matching mirror done in 3 shades of grey, chocolate & white chalk paint waxed and new handles. Measurements W102 x D42 x H83cms Mirror W73 x H97cms 2 matching bedside units W50 x D32 x H56cms Price 260€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
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For Sale, 2 items:
-Large L shaped sofa. Pulls into bed. 280 inch x170. €100
-Mattress no marks 150 x 200 extra deep 22 inch. €70
Buyer collects. Margaret, El Morche. More pics available.
What’s app or ring 00353 866077105.
Or email magsfaulkner@hotmail.com

 

For Sale: 3 plant-boxes 1 meter, 1 smaller one for 20€
altogether. Edwin, Competa.
Email: boegero at gmx dot de

 

Wanted: Power washer needed for cleaning our door terraces.
Do you have one you no longer use.
Please contact Sue, Torrox Campo.
Email: maundfitch @ gmail.com (remove spaces)
Or 677322169. Thank you.

 

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Pet Transport: I would like information about transporting an elderly cat back to the UK. Has anybody in Digamland had experience of this? Any recommendations for a pet carrier and prices would be appreciated please ?
Many thanks, Angela, Torrox Costa
Email: angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)

 

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News Note: Many of the local online news outlets are leaving old articles on their front pages, with outdated Covid info and restriction maps. If you see Covid info in any online news source I strongly suggest you check the date it was published, and also verify it on the Junta de Andalucia’s official website (https://www.mapacovid.es/). -Ed.

 

Covid incidence rates continue to decline towards a “medium” risk level in Andalusia: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 25/02/2021, 18:59
-Andalusia has reported 1,256 new cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday, a slightly lower figure than on Wednesday and much lower than the 1,803 positives recorded a week ago.
-The number of deaths is also down to 58, a figure lower than the last two days.
-The cumulative incidence rate for 14 days has fallen to 215 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants and there are now three provinces with rates below 200 cases: Cordoba (149), Huelva (158) and Jaen (166). The 7-day rate drops to 73 cases, indicating that the level of risk is reduced to “medium”.
-In hospitals, the situation is improving for another day. The number of people admitted to hospital due to the coronavirus has fallen by 121, bringing the total number of hospitalised patients to 2,087, a far cry from the 4,980 admitted just a month ago, the peak of the third wave.
-In the ICU there has also been a sharp drop in the number of patients admitted. This Thursday there are 503, 35 less than yesterday and 31 percent less than at the peak of this wave, which occurred a fortnight ago, with 735 patients in intensive care. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-tasas-incidencia-covid-siguen-baja-hacia-nivel-riesgo-medio-andalucia-202102251214_noticia.html

 

Local police in Spain ask not to be jabbed with the AstraZeneca vaccine: An association representing more than 100,000 local and regional police across Spain has asked the national government to suspend the vaccination of officers against the coronavirus with the AstraZeneca formula.
-The Confederation of Local and Regional Security Forces claims that it is the vaccine that gives the least protection of all those on the market and, in addition, the association claims that it is causing numerous side effects among the people who receive it.
-The organisation cites the example in France, where they have had to suspend vaccination among the risk group of police and health workers due to side effects including very strong flu-like symptoms, headaches and high fevers.
-Additionally, the group points out that in Spain the AstraZeneca vaccine is not recommended for people over 55 years of age – which leaves a large part of the membership they represent out of the vaccination scheme.
-The Generalitat of Catalonia began to administer the vaccine a few weeks ago to the Mossos de Escuadra regional police force and it has reported similar side effects to those experienced by officers in France.
-The campaign has now been stalled while vaccines from other manufacturers are being sourced. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202102/25/local-police-spain-jabbed-20210225100536.html

 

How will foreigners in Spain with private health insurance get contacted for the Covid-19 vaccine?: “All those living in Spain will be able to receive the vaccination against the virus as the campaign unrolls. Vaccination is universal, it includes all people,” insisted a Health Ministry spokesman.
But Spain’s vaccine supplies are only in the hands of the public health system and not private health suppliers, which leads to the question, how will Spain’s Health Department know of my existence and contact me if I’m not on public health records?
Read full article at: https://www.thelocal.es/20210225/reader-question-how-will-foreigners-in-spain-with-private-health-insurance-get-contacted-for-the-covid-19-vaccine

 

UK’s Covid alert level is lowered as NHS no longer at threat of being overwhelmed: The threat level was lowered from the highest ‘level 5’ to ‘level 4’ after all four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) and the NHS England National Medical Director confirmed that the number of hospital patients was “consistently” declining.
The change is important because decreasing hospitalisations so that the NHS is not overwhelmed is one of Boris Johnson’s four tests which must be met before lockdown can be eased.
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/medical/uks-covid-alert-level-lowered-with-nhs-no-longer-at-threat-of-being-overwhelmed/ar-BB1e174s

 

High Court Orders UK ISPs to Block Stream-Ripping (Downloaders) & Cyberlocker Sites: The full decision is yet to be published but according to a statement by the BPI, the High Court ruled that the operators and users of several ripping-related websites use the services of the ISPs to download copyrighted music in breach of copyright. As a result, the ISPs are required to block access to them, as they have done following many similar actions against regular torrent and streaming sites. Full article:
https://torrentfreak.com/high-court-orders-uk-isps-to-block-stream-ripping-cyberlocker-sites-210225/

 

Football News- La Liga: Sevilla vs Barcelona prediction, preview, team news and more. Game time 4:15pm Saturday 27 Feb. Full article: https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/sevilla-vs-barcelona-prediction-preview-team-news-la-liga-2020-21

 

Tennis News- Citing bad back, Rafael Nadal out of Rotterdam tournament: The second-ranked Nadal would have been seeded No. 1 in Rotterdam. Instead, third-ranked Daniil Medvedev, the runner-up to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, will take the top spot in the seedings.
If Medvedev reaches the final in Rotterdam, he would replace Nadal at No. 2 in the rankings, according to the ATP Tour. That would allow Medvedev then to become the first man other than Nadal, Djokovic, Roger Federer or Andy Murray to be in the ATP’s Top 2 since Lleyton Hewitt was second to Federer in July 2005. Photo:GETTY. Full article: https://sports.nbcsports.com/2021/02/25/citing-bad-back-rafael-nadal-out-of-rotterdam-tournament/

 

China used anal Covid swabs on US diplomats ‘in error’ sparking State Department fury: Beijing promised Washington the anal swab was given in error as diplomatic personnel were exempt from the test, which is mandatory for arrivals in some parts of China. Full article: https://www.the-sun.com/news/us-news/2403361/china-anal-covid-swabs-us-diplomats-error/

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

 

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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Found: Small dog in Sayalonga campo, if you have lost her
or know someone who has lost her.
Please contact me Terry in Sayalonga by phone. 696295145.

 

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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator.

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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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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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DigameXtra No. 1882 Thursday, Feb. 25th, 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 is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page. It’s mostly in Spanish but they post easy to understand charts and graphs. For English, use a page translator as they have not enabled FB auto-translations on the page for some reason? https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

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Due to the Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

 

ANDALUCIA DAY HOLIDAY:
-28 Feb, Sunday, Day of Andalucía, Autonomous Community Holiday
-1 Mar, Monday, “Bridge holiday”, bank holiday for Day of Andalucía
Read about Andalucia day at https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/andalucia-day

 

Thursday Crochet/Knitting Group: Calling All Members and anybody who would like to join us.
We are HOPING to be able to start meeting again
next Thursday 4th March from 11am until 1-2pm ish
Meeting at Caffe Loppen on the Algarroba Costa front as usual.
Any changes will be advertised on Digamextra .
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that are meeting every week in Algarrobo Costa on Thursdays.
The group is well over 6/7 years old and would love new members to come along and join us….And if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead.
We will teach you either craft if you wish.
Hope to see you there.
Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk

 

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Fitness classes: Hey there!
I am doing fitness classes at the beach in combination with a delicious breakfast at Torrox Costa’s Feroche on Tuesdays (pilates) and Wednesdays (yoga) from 10-11 o’clock (7,50€/person, all included). We are doing all the exercises outdoors applying to the recommended guidelines. The classes are provided in English, Spanish, German, Italian and Polish, so you don’t need to be worried about your safety or language barrier. You are all very welcome to contact me for any further information: 0048513132146 Jago

 

Wanted: Carpet cleaning needed. Any carpet shampooing people out there please? Sayalonga campo. Elaine
Email: gejspain at hotmail dot com

 

Seeking IT Specialist – Almuñécar area: Seeking IT specialist for teaching and guidance on the mechanics of such matters as Gmail, Google servers, nameservers, Google Workspace, domain management, web commerce etc. – all in an effort to prevent my bank account from being drained for services I don’t need! Prefer face to face but you might be able to convince me to do this on-line!
Thanks, Nick
Email: keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk

 

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Krupps Nespreso Coffee maker. Includes replacement coloured sides, instructions, 10 spare capsules, €20 ono
-Lightweight beach/garden chair €5
Chris, Caleta de Vélez
Mob: 626778547
Email: chris4geoff at gmail dot com

 

For Sale: 2x Reconditioned Apple Mini PCs, €120 & €90
Features:
-One perfect condition, looks new. Other almost as good, but not quite.
-Operating system is MX Linux.
-1.83 GHz Intel 64bit processor
-2 MB RAM, fully tested at 100%
-80 GB hard drive, reconditioned. For large data storage plug in a USB flash drive or external HDD.
-slot-loading 8X single-layer DVD/CD-RW “Combo” drive
-Intel GMA950 graphics processor. The DVI video output supports full HD digital resolutions up to 1920×1200. VGA output (using the provided adapter) supports full HD analog resolutions as high as 1920×1080.
-Built-in wifi 2.5/5Ghz
–DVI or VGA video out, four USB 2.0 ports, combined “optical digital audio input/audio line in” and combined “optical digital audio output/headphone” minijacks, a 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet port, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. NO HDMI, you can buy a DVI to HDMI converter from Amazon for under €10 if needed.
-90 day hardware guaranty
-Cleverly enclosed in a tiny and elegant 2.9 lb, 6.5 inch square, two inch tall case with a built-in speaker and an external power supply.
-Buyer must provide the display, keyboard and mouse. Designed for use with standard displays or TVs, but not 28″+ big screen TVs. I can set system and keyboard language to any language you want. Currently in UK English.
-Well suited for all the basics with familiar apps like Chrome & Firefox browsers, VLC Media Player, Adobe Reader and Libre Office. Plays streams and Youtube videos in 720p quality without buffering, depending on your internet speed of course.
-MX Linux is currently the most popular version of Linux, based on Debian Linux, and is similar to Windows 10 in layout so intuitive for most users. Try before you buy. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
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Wanted: Recommendations Doctor’s / GPS’
Hola everyone. Do some of you out there have some positive experiences with private General Practitioners and clinics in our area?
No luck google-ing.
Must speak English, be skilled and sympathetic. Must be working in one of these following clinics-
Nerja: WITHAS salud medical centre; RINCON sanidad;
Clinicas MC
Velez Malaga: CENTRO Medico EL CARMEN.
Torre del Mar: VITHAS salud medical centre Rincon de la Victoria; CLINICA BONAL.
I would be most grateful to hear from you. Thank you!!
Please contact Kirsten, Torrox
Email: khm4mail@gmail.com

 

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News Note: Many of the local online news outlets are leaving old articles on their front pages, with outdated info and restriction maps. For example, Sur’s front page article regarding “current restrictions” has a map that says Torrox is still in Level 4, when all official sources say it is Level 3. I have no idea why they are leaving old info on their front pages, so if you see info in any online news source I strongly suggest you check the date it was published, and also verify it on the Junta de Andalucia’s official website (https://www.mapacovid.es/). -Ed.

 

Andalusia comes out of the “extreme risk” due to coronavirus after falling from 250 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 02/24/2021 17:57
-Andalusia is now out of the extreme risk zone for coronavirus after dropping below 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The incidence rate of the pandemic, which serves to measure the speed and severity of transmission of the virus, has fallen in the community from more than 950 points that marked after Christmas to 235 that scores this Wednesday.
-This 75% drop has taken Andalusia out of the highest risk zone and into the high-risk zone. But the outlook is good, given that the seven-day incidence rate – which measures the last week – is only 78 points, which augurs a beginning of March with falling figures.
-Infections, moreover, continue to fall. Andalusia recorded 1,311 cases on Wednesday, the best figure for this day since last December. Although on Monday and Tuesday the number of positive cases did not exceed 650, these are days when fewer cases than average are usually recorded.
-Therefore, Wednesday is usually used to gauge the real level of infection in Andalusia. If the community remains around that figure for the rest of the week, below 1,500, it will be confirmation that the third wave continues its downward trend, given that seven days ago the average was around 2,000 cases and the previous week, around 3,000.
-In the case of deaths, the figures are still high – 93 deaths have been added today – but lower than at the peak. A couple of weeks ago, Andalusia was adding up the number of deaths from the coronavirus by the hundred, something that has not been repeated. The region, which has been close to 100 cases for two days now, has seen a slight drop in the number of deaths, a trend that is expected to continue given the drop in the number of cases in the region in recent days.
-Meanwhile, the pressure on hospitals continues to fall. Since yesterday, the number of Andalusians hospitalised for coronavirus has fallen by 144, bringing the total to 2,208, the lowest figure since mid-January. So far this month the number of hospitalised patients has halved in the community.
-There is also good news in the ICU. From 735 patients at the peak of the third wave on 7 February, the number has now fallen to 538, 26 percent less. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-sale-riesgo-extremo-coronavirus-tras-bajar-250-casos-cada-cien-habitantes-202102241230_noticia.html

 

Face-to-face appointments with the doctor in Andalusian health centres to be restored: The Junta’s Minister of Health said the service would be reintroduced from 2 March after a decrease in the Covid-19 cumulative incidence rate. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202102/24/face-face-appointments-with-20210224171355.html

 

Everything You Need to Know About Evolving Threat of Ransomware: The cybersecurity world is constantly evolving to new forms of threats and vulnerabilities. But ransomware proves to be a different animal—most destructive, persistent, notoriously challenging to prevent, and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Falling victim to a ransomware attack can cause significant data loss, data breach, operational downtime, costly recovery, legal consequences, and reputational damage.
In this story, we have covered everything you need to know about ransomware and how it works. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/02/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html

 

Why Spain’s self-employed are set to receive much better pensions: One of the benefits of the recently announced tax hike for self-employed workers in Spain is that they will finally receive the same monthly pension as contracted employees.
Fortunately, one of the main downsides of being autónomo in Spain is now set to be resolved as a result of the government’s recent changes to the contributions for this group of workers.
In return for paying €144.49 more a month to Spain’s social security system on their net income, they will receive €377.92 more per month in their future pensions.
But it does mean that if they contribute (cotizar) on their net earnings, many will go from paying €288.99 a month to €433.48.
The threshold to calculate this are earnings of €1,416.60 a month, which is 1.5 times the current minimum contribution base.
Spain’s social security ministry will adjust the new way of calculating contributions based on self-employed worker’s net earnings (ingresos reales), so some will pay less but most will contribute more. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210224/why-spains-self-employed-are-set-to-get-much-better-pensions

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

 

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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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DigameXtra No. 1881 Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 2021

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 How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.photocollage.com/

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 is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page. It’s mostly in Spanish but they post easy to understand charts and graphs. For English, use a page translator as they have not enabled FB auto-translations on the page for some reason? https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

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Due to the Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

 

Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos. Many of the local clubs are neglecting to post your gigs on DigameXtra thinking Fakebook is sufficient, so you are missing out on many potential attendees. Most of those FB posts only have a few likes, if any at all, so obviously these are not reaching many people. DigameXtra sends out over 4170 email issues everyday to subscribers, and the website gets another 800 visits per day. That is way better exposure than you are getting in FB posts!!!

 

ReOpened: Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery
Open by appointment everyday from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France, ceramics by Chris France.
Subject matter: Musicians, Morocco, abstract, Flamenco dancers, local scenes. Commissions considered.
To view all the work, for information on the artists and directions to the gallery go to: http://www.artroom-gallery.com
Maximum 4 people per visit, masks and social distancing obligatory and sanitiser available. The galley is also well ventilated.
You can book an appointment through the website or contact Mitch: 616 891 473 (Whatsapp). Website: https://www.artroom-gallery.com/
Email: mitchfranceart@hotmail.com
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Nik of all Trades: Services available for home, garden and office
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost.
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
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Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again, and what a better way to let them know you have re-opened and are ready- A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia-  so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/

 

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
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Halting Erosion using Vetiver
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Blanket box natural & clear waxed. Measurements 80 x 50 x 48cms Price 85€
-2 matching bedside tables. Natural & Yute waxed with new handles. Measurements W 50 x 32 x 56cms Price 90€ (for the pair)
-Natural & yute solid chest of drawers W 90 x 42 x 97cms. Price 150€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale, as a lot: Baby Equipment
-Baby Nest Bed
-Baby Bouncer
-Baby Gym
-Baby Bath
Buy all four items for €55.00.
Will consider selling separately, contact me for more info.
All items rarely used. Clean and in good condition. Non-smoking home. No pets.
Buyer collects.
Please email: cerys dot swaine at gmail dot com
Cerys, Nerja

 

For Sale: Aluminium trailer with 3 good tyres. 1.75 m interior length. No ITV needed. Tailgate removes for easy loading.
400euros Ono.
Geoff, Torrox Campo
gailandgeoff@yahoo dot co dot uk
951066068/666322732

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Weber barbecue. 47cm compact kettle barbecue. Fittings for both direct and indirect cooking styles. Fitted thermometer. 3 Cleaning brushes. Chimney starter. Instruction booklet. Some grease and grime. Neat and tidy way of barbecuing. Price €60.
-Gazebo and 4 foot stands. 3x3m square metal framed gazebo with beige polyester curtains and roof. 2.6m high at the apex of the roof and 1.90m at the lowest. 4 polyethylene foot stands for increased stability which can be filled with water, sand or a mixture of both. Bought from Mano Mano 1 year ago. We have dismantled the gazebo in anticipation of our impending move so it’s ready for collection. Instruction booklet supplied. Price €110.
Contact Steve: 620056188 WhatsApp, El Morche

 

Editor’s Note: Cerys and Steve have provided us some excellent examples of collages today. They each managed to fit 4 images into a single photograph. It’s not difficult, give it a try. There are many free online collage makers, I use https://www.photocollage.com/

Recommendations & Requests

 

Recommendation Requested from lovely folk in Digame Land:
With Covid I do not want to travel to Specsavers in Fuengirola for an eye test and new spectacles anymore. I am interested in finding a reasonably priced, efficient opticians east of Malaga . It would be especially helpful if they spoke English and were fairly near Torrox .
Has anyone used the opticians near Eroski in El Ingenio? I understand you just walk in without needing an appointment .
Any guidance will be gratefully received .
Thank you. Judy, Torrox Costa, 620742393
judy ann spain @ yahoo . com

 

Covid Test Recommendation Wanted: Could someone recommend a clinic that carry’s out Covid Tests for travel purposes to the UK. Location: Nerja or Torrox.
Apparently the test can be one of the following:
-nucleic acid test, including a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or derivative technologies, including loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) test.
-an antigen test, such as a text from a lateral flow device.
I need to insure that the test meets the minimum standards for sensitivity, specificity and viral load details.
If someone has had one of the above tests done for travel purposes to the uk, could you please advise the best place to use.
Call Jane: 07740 988345
email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.uk
thank you, kind regards, Jane

 

Fakebook Users Pushing False Spanish Covid Info Again: Some FB users are taking Spanish covid info articles from the news, that are explaining “proposed” measures, and posting the info as “facts”. This is causing many readers to panic under false pretenses. It seems in Spainish newspapers they like to report on events that have not yet happened, they report on anticipated plans or actions as these go thru the legislative process. And yes, they do tend to post misleading headlines that could be misconstrued as inferring an action had been enacted as law, when it had simply been passed thru a committee long before being voted on.
These people posting the inaccurate info all seem to be competing with each other to be first to get out new info, and in their haste are falling for “clickbait” headlines and failing to recognize the difference between proposals and done deals. Beware all Covid info on Fakebook that does not include a link to the source. If there is a source, you must check it for yourself! I imagine these people mean well, but they are doing a serious disservice to the community for the sake of their egos and FB “likes”. Editor.

 

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Spain reports 20,849 new coronavirus cases, adds 535 deaths to official toll over weekend: Spain continues to be on a high level of alert when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. The epidemiological curve is falling, but the 14-day cumulative number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants is still above 250 – the limit considered by the Health Ministry to be one of extreme risk.
In its official report on Monday, the ministry registered 20,849 new infections and added 535 Covid-19 fatalities to the official death toll. These figures cover Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Since the beginning of the month, hospital admissions have fallen by half and there are 28% fewer people in the ICUs. But the stress on healthcare centers continues to be high, with a third of ICU beds currently occupied by Covid-19 patients. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-02-23/spain-reports-20849-new-coronavirus-cases-adds-535-deaths-to-official-toll-over-weekend.html

 

Shortage of doses leads to delays in the Covid vaccination of the elderly in health centres: The vaccination of people over 80 years of age who do not live in care homes in the south of Spain will be severely affected this week as the region receives only half of the planned doses from Pfizer.
Some Malaga health centres have had to postpone the vaccination of the elderly and are calling patients to notify them that they will receive the injection on another date, once the supply is normalised next week.
Nursing professionals consulted by SUR have said that they are contacting people who had an appointment from Wednesday onwards to inform them that due to the lack of doses they will not be able to give them the vaccine as scheduled and that they will be inoculated next week if enough vials arrive. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202102/23/shortage-doses-leads-delays-20210223093621.html

 

Covid vaccine- Under-80s will have to make appointments for coronavirus vaccinations: {Summary translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 23/02/2021 19:45
-Andalusia plans to begin the mass vaccination process in April. At least that is what the central government has told them, since that is when there will be a sufficient number of doses.
-Thus, if everything goes according to plan, by the end of March a large part of the population will have been vaccinated and it will be possible to start with those under 80 years of age. They will be able to do so via the website, a phone call or the mobile app. (More details on doing this will be released closer to the date. -Ed) Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-menores-80-anos-tendran-pedir-cita-cupos-para-vacunarse-contra-coronavirus-andalucia-202102222008_noticia.html

 

Andalusia extends the restrictions and anti-coronavirus measures until after the February 28 bridge: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 23/02/2021 19:45
-The Junta de Andalucía will extend this Friday for another week, until 4 March, the mobility and activity limitation measures in force in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic on the recommendation of the committee of experts advising the Andalusian government, as announced this Tuesday in Ronda by President Juanma Moreno.
-Moreno announced that the committee of experts will meet on Wednesday 3 March at 18:00 hours to analyse the evolution of the pandemic and to propose the de-escalation measures for the coming weeks, once it has been confirmed that the incidence curve of the third wave of the pandemic has fallen.
-Despite the improvement in health records, the extension has been recommended by the committee of experts to prevent the measures from being relaxed precisely during the Day of Andalusia long weekend in order to avoid outbreaks.
Mobility between provinces
-Therefore, the general restrictions on mobility between provinces, the closure of non-essential shops and hotels at 18:00 hours and the curfew between 22:00 and 6:00 hours will be maintained, as well as the restrictions on inter-municipal mobility in towns with a 14-day incidence rate of more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the total closure of non-essential activity in those with more than 1,000 cases.
-The president of the Junta admitted that he is “madly keen” to restore mobility between provinces and extend the opening hours of economic activity, but recommended caution and heeding the recommendations of the experts to avoid a fourth wave, which is why he said he would be prudent in adopting measures depending on the evolution of the pandemic.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-prorroga-restricciones-anti-coronavirus-hasta-4-marzo-202102231404_noticia.html

 

Step by step- how to request the certificate of vaccination against the coronavirus in Andalusia in the three possible ways:
{Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 23/02/2021 18:29
-The Board already has available, for those who want to request it, the “vaccination card” against the coronavirus in Andalusia . Those who have already been vaccinated, when the medical act is registered in the Diraya system, can request a document confirming the immunization and that they can show.
-Not in vain, the Andalusian Government has already warned that those who were vaccinated would have certain advantages in the future. This was indicated by the Andalusian vice president, Juan Marín, who pointed out that although the vaccine is not mandatory, but will be something “totally voluntary”, it is necessary to convey to the public that getting vaccinated will have its advantages when traveling or going to some events, because the Andalusian health system will give every person who is vaccinated a certificate that they are immunized .
-In any case, whoever wants to get the document has three ways.
1. Ask your GP
The patient who has received the two vaccines can ask their doctor for a document that proves it. The doctor may issue a paper certificate containing the applicant’s affiliation data as well as the data on the doses received against the coronavirus.
2. Request through ClicSalud +
This web platform of the Ministry of Health serves, among many other issues, to request medical documentation. So, the first thing is to access the URL of the page. https://www.sspa.juntadeandalucia.es/servicioandaluzdesalud/clicsalud/pages/portada.jsf
The second step is to enter, within the HEALTH section, the area where it says VACCINES.
Later you have to enter one of the options at the top to access the vaccination history. It can be done through electronic certificate or key.
Finally, there appears the vaccination history, where the vaccines against the coronavirus will be seen
3. Request through the web application.
The first thing to do is download the “Salud Andalucía” web application through the app store on your phone or tablet.
Secondly, you can access the section “Obtain your Covid-19 vaccination certificate.”
Finally, the vaccination data is accessed through the password or certificate. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-paso-paso-como-pide-certificado-vacunacion-contra-coronavirus-andalucia-tres-vias-posibles-202102231827_noticia.html

 

Spain extends travel ban again on arrivals from UK, Brazil and South Africa until mid-March: Spain’s cabinet agreed on Tuesday to extend entry restrictions for travellers from the three nations for another two weeks, Health Minister Carolina Darias told a news conference.
Only legal residents or nationals of Spain and the neighbouring micro-state of Andorra are currently allowed in on flights from these countries. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210223/spain-extends-travel-ban-on-arrivals-from-uk-brazil-and-south-africa-to-mid-march

 

EU tells six countries to lift Covid border restrictions: Brussels has put six EU member states on notice that their tight Covid border restrictions, including exit and entry bans, should be lifted over fears of a wider breakdown in the bloc’s free movement of people and goods.
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary and Sweden have been given 10 days to respond to the European commission’s concerns that they have breached commonly agreed coronavirus guidelines.
Restrictions imposed by Germany at its border with the Austrian Tirol region have been a particular cause of tension in recent weeks, with the German ambassador in Vienna summoned to justify the “unnecessary measures that do more harm than good”. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/23/eu-tells-six-countries-to-lift-covid-border-restrictions

 

SCORE ONE FOR THE GOOD GUYS! Facebook relents, agrees to restore Australia news AND pay media companies: Facebook said Tuesday it will lift a contentious ban on Australian news and pay local media companies for content, after a last-gasp deal on pending landmark legislation.
Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced the compromise that will see Google and Facebook plunge tens of millions of dollars into the struggling local news sector.
In return the US digital firms will, for now, avoid being subjected to mandatory payments that could cost them vastly more and create what they see as an alarming global precedent. Canada and France are proposing similar legislation, look for Facebook to be making concessions there as well. Full article: https://news.yahoo.com/facebook-restore-australia-news-pages-041017328.html

 

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of the iconic City Lights bookshop in S.F., dies aged 101: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, painter and political activist who co-founded the famous City Lights bookshop in San Francisco and became an icon of the city himself, has died aged 101.
Ferlinghetti died at home on Monday night. His son Lorenzo said that the cause was interstitial lung disease. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/feb/23/lawrence-ferlinghetti-poet-founder-city-lights-bookshop-dies-aged-101

 

Dog escapes from an animal shelter and walks 50 kilometres to look for late owner: Ribero a two-year-old dog, lived on the streets of Guaro after his elderly owner died of natural causes two months ago.
For several weeks he wandered around his old home, where a young man took him food. With the help of volunteers, he was rescued and taken to an animal protection shelter in the La Virreina area of Malaga city.
But his stay was short-lived. He was taken in on 5 February but just two days later Ribero had escaped after jumping a two-metre-high fence.
What no one could imagine is that Ribero would appear back at his old home eleven days later on 18 February.
He had travelled around 50 kilometres, crossing busy motorways and roads, until he reached the same place where he was first found.
“In the villages there are many animals that are used to entering and leaving the houses freely, but when the owner died, our first intention was to rescue him and find him a home,” explained Carmen Manzano, president of the animal association.
Given the circumstances, however, the charity has changed its strategy with Ribero. “Since he is safe there, the youth who was taking care of him will continue to do so, so that he will gain confidence, because it is clear that he won’t get used to the shelter.” Photo:SUR. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202102/23/escapes-from-animal-shelter-20210223102351.html