Many thanks to Pampasnasturtium for translating this article from La Vanguardia:
A Catalan police union requests that areas where foreign minors have been present be disinfected to avoid scabies outbreaks
They demand that “the appropriate orders” be given and advise not to mix work uniforms with daily clothes
The Catalan police union (SME: Sindicato de Mossos d’Esquadra) has required that “the appropriate orders” be given to “disinfect” all areas, vehicles and spaces where Unaccompanied Foreign Minors (MENA: Menores Extranjeros No Acompañados) have been during recent weeks, and that the program against biological hazards such as scabies be applied ex officio.
In a (public) statement the association recalls the conditions that favor the appearance and spread of scabies, and explains the main symptoms.
It also advises not to mix work uniforms with daily clothes, and to wash the former with water at 60ºC (140ºF).
The recommendation arrives after minors with this status recently had to sleep in police stations, both those of the regional and municipal (Guardia Urbana) police forces, due to the situation in which the usual public reception services had collapsed.
[Translator’s note: from an associated report, there have been more than 2,000 of these arrivals in Catalunya since January 1 2018, compared with a total of 1,489 for 2017, and 684 in 2016.]
Catalan police: Mossos d’Esquadra