Authorities in South Australia accepted that a pizza bar worker with COVID–19 lied about their employment activities and that triggered a major six-day lockdown in the complete state of South Australia.
South Australia premier Steven Marshall, while addressing a press conference on 20 November, shared that the state having nearly 1.7 million people would not have enforced with a six-day ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown if the pizza bar employee had spoken the truth to a contact-tracing team. He also announced that the state now has decided to lift the lockdown sooner and reduce the tenure to three days.
South Australian Police Commissioner Grant Stevens shared that a pizza bar worker who claimed to have been at a bar in Adelaide only for some time to collect a takeaway pizza, was in reality a full-time employee working in shifts at this bar.
The whole of South Australia went into lockdown on 18 November after several people were diagnosed with COVID-19. The pizza bar too was identified as a COVID-19 hotspot.