The Sparkletots Fengshan pre-school cluster
In its daily update, MOH said two of the new cases were linked to the cluster involving the PCF Sparkletots pre-school in Fengshan. This cluster is now linked to 20 cases, of which 15 are staff members at the pre-school while five other cases are family members of case 601.
Woman with symptoms related to COVID-19 allegedly took son to Sparkletots pre-school while on medical leave
9 Apr 2021 02:09PM
(Updated: 29 Apr 2021 02:10PM)
SINGAPORE: A woman is accused of breaching conditions in her medical certificate by repeatedly walking her son to and from a Sparkletots pre-school in Bedok last year.
Malaysian national and Singapore permanent resident Michelle Foo Shi Ching, 24, was given five charges under the Infectious Diseases Act on Thursday (Apr 29).
She is accused of exposing other people to the risk of infection by walking from her home in Bedok North Street 2 to PCF Sparkletots @ Fengshan Block 184 over four days.
According to court documents, Foo went to Temasek Medical Clinic on Jul 14, 2020 and was told by a doctor there that she had an upper respiratory tract infection.
She was issued a medical certificate that said she was required to stay home for five days from Jul 14 to Jul 18, 2020.
Despite having reason to suspect that she was a case or carrier of COVID-19, she allegedly walked from Block 138 Bedok North Street after visiting the doctor to her son’s pre-school to pick him up.
After this, she walked back to her home in Bedok North Street 2. The next day, she allegedly walked with her son to his pre-school again, and later fetched him from school.
Foo is set to plead guilty next month. If convicted of exposing others to the risk of infection, she can be jailed up to six months and fined up to S$10,000 per charge if she is a first-time offender. If not, she faces double the jail term and fine.
PCF Sparkletots Fengshan cluster linked to family member of Case 601 who had travelled to Malaysia
She was in Malaysia on March 4.
Jane Zhang | April 06, 2020, 11:43 PM
The Covid-19 cluster of 27 confirmed cases at PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Fengshan Blk 126 likely originated from Case 566, a family member of Case 601, the preschool’s principal.
This was announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release on Monday, Apr. 6, stating that further epidemiological investigations have uncovered a link between the PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Fengshan Blk 126 cluster to a family member of Case 601.
Case 566 travelled to Malaysia
Together with the assistance of the Singapore Police Force, MOH’s investigations found that Case 566 had travelled to Malaysia on Mar. 4, where she was likely infected.
Upon returning to Singapore, she subsequently transmitted the infection to other family members, including Case 601.
Case 601 is a 47-year-old female Singaporean citizen. She developed symptoms on Mar. 17.
The infected family members of Case 601 include Cases 521, 566, 567, 572, 638, 705, 706, 707, 708, 746 and 1003.
Case 601 then likely infected the rest of the affected staff members of the preschool through a staff meeting.
It was earlier reported that Case 601 developed symptoms while at work on Mar. 17, and then attended a training with “about” 30 staff from other PCF preschool centres later that evening.