South Australia to End ‘Circuit-Breaker’ Lockdown Early After Pizza Parlour Blunder

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Mr Marshall said the actions of the worker from The Stamford medi-hotel had meant contact tracers and the rest of the state was put in a "very hard situation".

South Australia will revert to a "series of restrictions" as of midnight on Saturday. "We pursued them. We now know that they lied", he said.

Venues are allowed to have 100 guests, with one person per four square metres and table bookings limited to 10.

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

"To say I am fuming about the actions of this individual - is an absolute understatement", he said.

'That clearly changes the circumstances and had this person been truthful to the contact tracing teams, we would not have gone into a six-day lockdown'.

The state of South Australia implemented a "circuit breaker" lockdown in an attempt to quash a COVID-19 outbreak that grew to 22 infections this week in the state capital Adelaide.

Gyms will reopen, funerals will be allowed 50 people and weddings will have a maximum capacity of 150.

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Gatherings in private residences will be restricted to 10 people.

From Friday, families will now be allowed to exercise in groups.

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.

They'd caught the coronavirus from their COVID-19 positive colleague, who was also working as a security guard in Adelaide's hotel quarantine program.

Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said the pizza worker who lied to authorities would not be fined or charged for his actions.

"There is no second chance to stop a second wave", Marshall said.

It will remain in place until Sunday when a permit system is implemented.

The authorities have asked people to stay indoors at all times.



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