Infected pizza shop and quarantine hotel worker is slammed for LYING to contact tracers – as furious South Australian premier cancels hated exercise ban before lockdown ends
South Australia‘s strict coronavirus lockdown will end at midnight on Saturday and the state’s hated exercise ban will be lifted immediately as Premier Steven Marshall reveals a positive infection lied to contact tracers.
The premier slammed the ‘disgraceful’ actions of a close contact linked to the Woodville pizza bar in Adelaide while announcing the eased restrictions on Friday.
‘To say I am fuming about the actions of this individual is an absolute understatement,’ he said.
‘This selfish actions of this individual have put our whole state in a very difficult situation.
‘His actions have affected businesses, individuals, family groups and is completely and utterly unacceptable.’
From Friday, families will now be allowed to exercise in groups.
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said South Australia will revert to a series of similar restrictions imposed at the beginning of the week from midnight on Saturday.
Venues are allowed to have 100 guests, with one person per four square metres and table bookings limited to 10.
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Pictured: A pig statue wears a mask in deserted Rundle Mall, Adelaide, on Friday
The update comes after the government updated their essential worker list for lockdown, allowing employees at truck stops and bakeries to leave their home.
Under the lockdown, all schools are closed, along with universities, pubs, cafes, retail stores, food courts and takeaway food outlets.
Supermarkets, petrol stations, medical centres and other essential services remain open but people can only leave their homes once a day to buy groceries.
ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO CAN LEAVE THEIR HOME DURING SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S LOCKDOWN
The updated list includes:
- Bakeries that supply baked goods on a wholesale basis (but do not see or supply or sell on a retail basis to members of the public)
- Domestic and commercial waste and resource recovery services (including collection, treatment and disposal services and transfer stations), but only those services that are provided to commercial contractors
- Commonwealth agency services, including Australian Border Force and Commonwealth law enforcement and intelligence agency services
- Administrative services provided by an employer to enable its employees to work from home
- Port operations
- Truckstops and roadhouses, but not the provision of seated dining or shower facilities to persons who are not truck drivers
- Commercial operations that supply goods or services necessary for the implementation of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19