The South Australian State Police is investigating a Spanish citizen positive for COVID-19 for lie to trackers and cause the strictest lockdown in the country. As reported this Saturday by The Australian newspaper, the 36-year-old citizen, whose visa expired in December, is hotel employee in which a coronavirus outbreak was detected last weekend, but lied to researchers by hiding that he also worked in a pizzeria from the same city, Adelaide.
The authorities believed that the investigated had caught COVID-19 when buying a pizza at the restaurant, but they found that I actually worked there as a kitchen helper, in addition to being security guard in a hotel where an outbreak was detected. If not for his lie, which misled the researchers studying the origin of the outbreak, the state of 1.7 million inhabitants would not have decreed a six-day confinement, canceled yesterday when the deception was uncovered, according to the Prime Minister of South Australia, Steven Marshall, on Friday.
At this time, investigators are trying to find out how the worker, now in quarantine, could confuse them into decreeing the toughest confinement in the country so far, with the prohibition since Wednesday night of exercising outdoors and walking to pets. “It is important that my investigation is thorough and fair. Y we will see what laws he has been able to break”Deputy Commissioner Peter Hardy told the local media.
The outbreak already adds 25 infections
The authorities of South Australia, whose economy represents about 6% of the Gross Domestic Product of the oceanic country, reported this Friday three new local infections, all of them in quarantine, with what this new outbreak totals 25 infections. However, the inhabitants of this state, which accumulates 553 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, including 4 deaths, can from this Friday reopen all businesses, although with capacity limits, as well as celebrating funerals, weddings and religious acts, among other activities.
With more than 25 million inhabitants, Australia accumulates around 27,790 cases of COVID-19 and 907 deaths in total, of which 20,345 infections and 819 deaths correspond to Victoria state, which was the epicenter of the second wave of coronavirus after the failures in the quarantine centers of the city of Melbourne began to shoot the numbers of infections at the end of last June. However, since has been without infection for 20 consecutive days after applying a strict confinement of more than 110 days.