Pizza shop worker's lie sparks COVID lockdown in Australia

Pizza shop worker's lie sparks COVID lockdown in Australia

"If this person had been honest with the contact tracing teams, we would not have gone into a six-day lockdown".

He also said authorities did not want to create a culture of fear around disclosing information to contact tracers.

"Just as we have acted immediately to put restrictions in place to keep South Australians safe, we are going to act to lift them much sooner than previously advised", he said.

On Saturday, South Australia Police Commissioner Grant Stevens revealed more details about the worker and confirmed police were investigating the shop further.

"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", said Stevens.

Dr Spurrier said the elderly woman's case "came out of the blue, suddenly in the middle of the night". "When people provide incorrect information, it sends us down a course of action that could potentially have lives at risk".

Police outside the Woodville Pizza Bar after it was announced the a worker from the shop lied to authorities during a Covid investigation, causing South Australia to go into lock down on November 20, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia.

Professor Spurrier said SA had recorded one new case of COVID-19 overnight, as SA prepared to end its six-day lockdown early on Saturday night.

All the new and suspected cases are already in quarantine, with the total number of people in isolation rising to more than 4500.

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When asked about whether the doctor was a hero at a press conference this morning, Dr Spurrier said she was actually a "heroine".

And after having other states in Australia shut their borders to Victoria, the state has chose to close its border with neighboring South Australia, which is experiencing a new spike in cases.

However, Mr Marshall added that the threat to his state from the cluster of cases has not passed.

Friday's milestone came as Victoria established a "hard border" with South Australia that will allow only emergency or medical cases and truck drivers carrying freight to pass through.

Majority of the infected people have not shown any symptoms and the State Premier is anxious the virus may be circulating through surfaces.

"I stress this point, that this is still a very unsafe cluster and our expert healths remain extremely concerned".

Mr Stevens said the state was aiming to remove all new restrictions by December 1 if all coronavirus clusters are contained.

South Australia will revert to a series of similar restrictions imposed at the beginning of the week from midnight on Saturday.

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