Pizza agent causes South Australia to shutdown

South Australian authorities imposed a lockdown due to a man with COVID-19 lying about his connection to a pizzeria.

The strict lockdown took effect at the state level on Wednesday, after 36 cases were detected, including the first cases of infection among the state's residents since last April.

The closure would have been avoided had the man admitted the fact that he worked in the restaurant, officials said.

The man said he only went to the restaurant to buy pizza.

This false information led health officials to assume that the man contracted the virus during a very short period of contact and that the virus he contracted was from a highly contagious strain.