South Australia to ease most coronavirus lockdown orders on Saturday

South Australia to ease most coronavirus lockdown orders on Saturday

However, a series of restrictions will remain from midnight on Saturday, Premier Steven Marshall announced.

SA has recorded three new Covid-19 cases today, all of which are in quarantine.

A surprise early easing of lockdown for South Australians tonight. but the cause and its implications are raising eyebrows.

The man at the centre of the controversy initially told authorities he had only purchased a pizza from the shop when in fact he had worked several shifts at the location.

"To say I am fuming about the actions of this individual is an absolute understatement!"

"This selfish actions of this individual have put our whole state in a very hard situation".

"Their (the man's) story didn't add up".

Health officials said the situation remained unsafe and the cluster, now at 25 infected people, was expected to grow over coming days.

We are still trying to locate thousands of people who may have had unsafe contact at the Woodville Pizza Bar.

Meanwhile, outdoor exercise is allowed "effective immediately" (any you can exercise with people in your household).

However, consumption of food and drink is only allowed if people are seated. Religious ceremonies will be capped at 100.

The stay-at-home order will be replaced by new orders which include a density arrangement of one person per four-square-metres, and 10 people at private home gatherings.

Pubs, cafes and gyms are among the businesses most affected by the new COVID-19 strictures in South Australia.

Personal care, including hairdressers and beauty therapists, will be required to wear masks during services.

Is South Australia out of the woods yet? "Had this person been truthful to the contact-tracing teams, we would not have gone into a six-day lockdown", Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said Friday.

He contracted the disease from a fellow worker there, who was also a security guard at one of Adelaide's quarantine hotels, the initial source of the outbreak.

"Everybody regrets the actions that we have had to take", he said.

"We know everybody will be disappointed about this".

But authorities have since discovered the man was not just a customer of the pizza shop - but an employee.

"The first effect from this lie is we went into a six-day lockdown", he said. "We now know they are a very close contact of another person who has confirmed as having been positive with Covid".

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