South Australia says contact tracing lie led to six-day hard lockdown

Rachael Dexter & Aisha Dow | Sydney Morning Herald

South Australian authorities say the state was plunged into a six-day hard lockdown based on a lie told to contact tracers by a COVID-positive worker at an Adelaide pizza shop who had worked alongside a quarantine hotel security guard with the virus.

As a result of the discovery, South Australians will be now allowed to exercise outside their homes and the state will end its hard lockdown earlier than planned on Saturday night, South Australia Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said.

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