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Two weeks ago, Martin Usborne, a publisher who lives in east London, found out a close family contact had coronavirus. A few days later his wife, Ann, and their one-year-old daughter, also tested positive.

From that moment on, Martin says his wife’s phone would not stop ringing. Over the course of 10 days, Ann had 30 separate calls from NHS Test and Trace that she managed to pick up. On top of this were another 27 calls that were missed. And then there were the half a dozen calls her husband received.

“At one point she would finish one call and as soon as she put the phone down – literally seconds later – another contact tracer would ring. And as soon as that call was over, test-and-trace would call my phone.

“This really was not the easiest situation to deal with, particularly while looking after our two small children,” Mr Usborne told the BBC.

Some calls were made because Ann had been in contact with the family acquaintance, who works in her home, while others were to tell her that her young girls (one and three years old) had been near the same person.

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Two weeks ago, Martin Usborne, a publisher who lives in east London, found out a close family contact had coronavirus. A few days later his wife, Ann, and their one-year-old daughter, also tested positive.Two weeks ago, Martin Usborne, a publisher who lives in east London, found out a close family contact had coronavirus. A few days later his wife, Ann, and their one-year-old daughter, also tested positive.Two weeks ago, Martin Usborne, a publisher who lives in east London, found out a close family contact had coronavirus. A few days later his wife, Ann, and their one-year-old daughter, also tested positive.