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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:56 PM

A pizza worker's lie forced an Australian state of 1.7 million people into lockdown

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/11/20/australia/south-australia-pizza-bar-lockdown-intl/index.html

A pizza worker's lie forced an Australian state of 1.7 million people into lockdown

By Angela Dewan and Chandler Thornton, CNN
Updated 6:46 AM EST, Fri November 20, 2020

The Woodville Pizza Bar in South Australia, pictured on Friday, was declared a hotspot for Covid-19.

(CNN) 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.

The state of 1.7 million people would not have gone into the six-day "circuit breaker" had the employee told the truth to a contact-tracing team, South Australia Premier Steven Marshall told reporters at a press conference. He announced the state had decided to lift its six-day lockdown early, based on new information.

South Australian Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said officials had since learned that a person who claimed to have been at the Woodville Pizza Bar in the city of Adelaide only briefly to collect a takeaway pizza was actually an employee who had been working regular shifts there.

Authorities had previously concluded that the strain of Covid-19 was highly contagious, assuming the person had caught it despite a very short period of exposure.

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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:56 PM

1. Better hope their name doesn't get out.

They're in for a lifetime of deep didgeridoo.

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