SA police seize mobile devices from man whose coronavirus lie sent state into lockdown

SA police seize mobile devices from man whose coronavirus lie sent state into lockdown

South Australian police have seized mobile devices from the pizza bar worker whose lie sent the state into a hard lockdown.

Key points: Four people linked to the Woodville Pizza Bar were admitted to a medi-hotel on Saturday Text messages are still being sent to people connected to the Parafield cluster Anyone with coronavirus symptoms is being asked to get tested immediately

Officers from Task Force Protect are examining the devices as part of their investigation into the circumstances of the Parafield coronavirus cluster, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said on Sunday.

The cluster includes a number of cases linked to the Woodville Pizza Bar, including one man who told contact tracers he ordered a pizza from the shop when in fact he worked there.

Cafes, restaurants and other hospitality and retail venues that closed for two days due to the scare reopened on Sunday.

Just one week after the first case in the Parafield cluster was reported, more than 4,500 people directly linked to it were now in quarantine, SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said on Sunday.

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They include 21 close contacts linked to the Woodville Pizza Bar, including staff and many of their family members.

They had all been tested, but not all the results were known at this stage, she said.

Four people linked to the Woodville Pizza Bar were admitted to a medi-hotel on Saturday night, Professor Spurrier added.…

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