Lockdown ending early in Southern Australia as pizza parlour blunder misleads authorities
- Premier Steven Marshall indicated that the lockdown will now end on Saturday
- A pizza parlour employee who identified himself as a customer is said to be the reason
- Marshall added that the man is unlikely to face charges
Officials notified on Friday that South Australia’s ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown will be cut short, assigning the move towards a pizza parlour worker who had misled the contact tracers regarding him contracting the virus.
Premier Steven Marshall indicated that the lockdown, which was originally scheduled to end on Monday, will now end on late Saturday.
He informed that a man who claimed he was a customer at a pizza parlour assigned as a hotspot, turned out to be an employee.
“One of the close contacts linked to the Woodville Pizza bar deliberately misled our contact-tracing team,” Marshall said, adding that finding inconsistencies in the employee’s speech, it was further pursued and now it is confirmed that he was lying.
However, he added that the man is unlikely to face charges.
On Wednesday the administration ordered schools, shops, pubs, factories as well as take-aways to close and stay-at-home orders were issued across the state.