Hong Kong’s contact tracers put up with lies and abuse, while trying to locate people close to Covid-19 patients

Amy Heung Tak-yuen has lost count of the number of people who slammed down the phone, shouted at her, lied, or just stayed silent when she called.It is all part of a day’s work for the senior customs officer, who volunteered to help track down people in close contact with confirmed Covid-19 patients.Yelling at Heung, one person referred to the communicable disease branch head who provides daily pandemic updates, and said: “Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan did not mention my home address today! It was not on…

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