Ng and her home helper had been despatched to a makeshift quarantine facility.
Ng’s 96-year-old father, who has mobility points, needed to spend 5 days in an isolation room in a hospital whereas sporting tight clothes connected to the bedframe, stopping him from getting up.
Ng’s mom, 93, was positioned in one other isolation room at the identical hospital, the place she fell sick. Ng blames her sickness on medical employees requiring her to skip showers and use diapers to minimise motion round the hospital.
Ng mentioned the diapers had been modified not often and solely at set hours. Her mom later went to a personal hospital, spending greater than HK$100,000 (US$12,820) to deal with numerous infections.
Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority didn’t reply to questions about Ng’s account, declining touch upon particular person instances.
The guidelines have since been adjusted with contacts of COVID-19 sufferers isolating at house as hospitals more and more prioritise admissions primarily based on severity.
City chief Carrie Lam has mentioned the metropolis “will not surrender” to the virus, calling on residents to place confidence in authorities efforts and present understanding almost about the inconvenience they trigger.
The expertise has made Ng worry the system that tries to include COVID-19 greater than the sickness itself.
“If I do get infected, it will be like I have admitted a crime,” Ng mentioned.