In a very funny situation, a lie caused a pizza worker infected with the "Corona" virus to close the state of Adelaide, in southern Australia, for six days and to stop flights to the fifth largest Australian city, as it was claimed that he only went to buy pizza from the restaurant and concealed that he works in the restaurant, which distracted officials And pushing them to impose a complete closure of the state.
This misinformation caused health officials to assume that the man contracted the disease during a very short period of exposure to the virus and that the strain must be highly contagious, and according to the officials' statements, the closure could have been avoided had the pizza worker admitted the fact that he worked in the restaurant, but the man said He only went to the restaurant to buy pizza, according to the BBC.
The strict lockdown came into effect at the state level on Wednesday, November 18, after 36 cases were detected, including the first cases of transmission among the state's population since last April, and the state's premier also asked the federal government to stop international flights to Adelaide, the fifth largest city in Australia. In terms of population, the police did not reveal the identity of the man, but said that he was working in the "Woodville Pizza Bar" in the state capital, Adelaide.
South Australian Prime Minister Stephen Marshall said, "I am angry ... we are completely upset by this person's actions and we will look very carefully at the consequences that will occur," while South Australian Police Commissioner Grant Stevens initially said the man was unlikely to face charges because he was There is no penalty associated with lying, "but he later announced that a special task force would be formed to look into the circumstances surrounding the incident and investigate whether any laws had been violated.