HFMD outbreak at Punggol Waterway Point pre-school prompts mall to close play areas

There has been an outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD) at NTUC's My First Skool pre-school at Punggol Waterway Point.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) posted an update on their website on Jan 18 listing the school under Childcare Centres and Kindergartens with active clusters of prolonged transmission.

The Punggol North Community Sports Club shared the information on their Facebook page.

They pointed out that the mall has a "huge water play area where many children go and have fun" and advised parents to refrain from bringing their kids there for the time being.

According to other news reports, the two play areas in the mall have been closed as a precaution while the mall carries out cleaning operations.