Padawan Municipal Council has ordered to close all children playgrounds and recreational parks under its jurisdiction as a precautionary measure against the spread of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD).

The decision was made during their meeting recently and was made in accordance with directive from the State Health Department.

The playgrounds and parks will be closed with immediate effect, and they shall be re-opened when the HFMD situation in Sarawak improves.

Among the recreational areas and playgrounds are those in Matang, Semaba, Country Ville, RPR Batu Kawa, Jubli Emas, Telaga Air Waterfront, Moyan Utama, Haji Baki, Genesis Garden, Olive Garden, Siburan, Beratok, Batu Gong, Sebuak, Dahlia, Mei Lee Garden, Mei Lee Villa, Mutiara housing estate, Lian Hua housing estate, Pitcher Plant Preservation Centre at Kota Padawan, and Wawasan and Phoenix housing estates in Kota Sentosa.