Contact Tracers - S1E3: Silent Spreaders
Singapore’s contact tracers give us unprecedented access to their modus operandi as they recount some of their biggest cases in the race to contain the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracers leap into action when the first COVID-19 case arrives from China. They have just 24 hours to track down everyone he has come in contact with on one of the most densely populated islands in the world to prevent the disease from spreading out of control.
Weeks later contact tracers are confounded by a growing cluster of infections at two churches that have no known links to China. The team scramble to uncover the source using state of the art technology and good old-fashioned detective skills. But then contact tracers are confronted by a sudden surge of infections in Singapore. With worrying reports of mutations and of people spreading the virus without ever showing symptoms, the only solution to curbing the pandemic may lie in tracing the virus back to its source – the animal kingdom.