Pizza worker's 'customer' lie caused 6-day lockdown in South Australia

Nellie Chapman
November 20, 2020

Funerals will restart with 50 people in attendance, while weddings can host 150 guests.

"The second outcome of that lie is this person has numerous associates, persons of interest that we are now trying to identify and locate that we would not have had to do so had they been truthful from the beginning".

South Australia to ease lockdown measures.

[Chief Health Officer] Professor Spurrier was questioned about why a security guard at a medi-hotel was allowed to also work at a public pizza place, and whether rules would be changed to restrict that.

"This person's failure to be truthful with contact tracers means his close associates - who we understand he's had close contact with - haven't been identified and are now in the community", Mr Stevens said.

Mr Marshall said investigations had revealed one of the close contacts linked to a positive case in a worker at an Adelaide pizza bar misled the contact tracing team.

Religious ceremonies will be restricted to 100 people.

Personal care providers, such as hair dressers and beauty therapists, will be required to wear masks while patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks too.

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"We are also aiming, on the basis that we are able to put a ring fence around this current level of activity, that we will revert to where we were last Friday, in terms of the level of restrictions that we had in our community, on 1st December at the same time that we are planning to relax borders for the Victorian-South Australian border".

South Australia will be ending their lockdown early, starting from midnight Saturday.

All three were already placed in quarantine.

The state's outbreak follows neighbouring Victoria's success in crushing a second wave of coronavirus which caused about 800 deaths.

The hotel quarantine inquiry has made 69 interim recommendations to improve the program, including allowing some returned travellers to quarantine at home.

According to Commissioner Stevens, no further details can be given about the individual apart from the fact that he is male, and worked several shifts at Woodville Pizza Bar.

"The first effect from this lie is we went into a six-day lockdown", he said.

The authorities have asked people to stay indoors at all times. Check your jurisdiction's restrictions on gathering limits.

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