Sumary of South Australian officials say coronavirus lockdown no ‘stuff-up’ after pizza worker’s lie:
- Health authorities have defended their decision to put 1.6 million South Australians under stay at home orders after a key piece of information proved false, saying they would not have got a second chance to contain a potential outbreak..
- Lockdown orders are set to ease at midnight on Saturday, three days earlier than originally planned, after a person who initially said they had contracted the virus while picking up a pizza at an Adelaide pizza bar later admitted to working in the kitchen..
- South Australia makes young pizza worker scapegoat for Covid-19 failures “Whether [the public] choose to see it as a stuff-up is their prerogative but I remain firm that the decision we took to go into a lockdown was the right decision based on the information we were provided,”.
- The SA chief public health officer, Prof Nicola Spurrier, said the decision to impose a six-day lockdown was not made on the basis of the pizza bar infection alone, but it was “the tip of the iceberg for me, finding out actually, we have a really serious situation here if we can’t get on top of it”..
- South Australia to end Covid lockdown early as premier ‘fuming’ over pizza lie “This was so early … way earlier than people clicked to things in Victoria, earlier than the Crossroads Hotel cluster and subsequent seeding into New South Wales,”…