The Guardian reports:
South Australia’s six-day lockdown will end three days early at midnight on Saturday after it was revealed a male who tested positive for Covid-19 had lied to contact tracers over working in a pizza bar where another case had worked. The state’s premier, Steven Marshall, made the admission after contact tracers further investigated a male with Covid-19 who claimed to have only picked up a pizza from the Woodville Pizza Bar.
A security guard who tested positive from the Peppers medi-hotel for returned travelers had a second job at the restaurant, and because the person claimed to have just been a customer, health authorities feared a wide range of people may have been exposed to Covid-19 through casual transmission at the pizza bar. After determining the person had in fact worked at the bar a number of times and was not simply a customer, he was deemed a close contact of the security guard who also worked there.
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So the person who said they’d bought a pizza from the Woodville Pizza Bar and caught covid was actually working there and lied to contact tracers, so fears of community transmission have gone down and lockdown will end tomorrow night in SA.
— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) November 20, 2020
A pizza bar worker with Covid-19 who lied about their employment activities triggered a lockdown across the entire state of South Australia, authorities were forced to admit Friday. https://t.co/vYuC3W4pfc
— CNN International (@cnni) November 20, 2020
‘I am fuming’: South Australia premier ends Covid lockdown early after pizza lie – video https://t.co/rjewMR4BNa
— The Guardian (@guardian) November 20, 2020