A pizza shop employee in Australia was caught delivering hot, fresh coronavirus to customers this week.
South Australia began the first of six days in lockdown on Wednesday, after local officials confirmed dozens of new cases of the virus — a spike that the state of 1.7 million hadn’t seen since April.
Woodville Pizza Bar, in Adelaide, was named a hot spot by contact tracers after learning that a supposedly highly contagious COVID-19 patient had visited the restaurant.
But after further investigation, local police commissioner Grant Stevens admitted Friday that the superspreader was, in fact, an employee at the restaurant. South Australian premier Steven Marshall put the blame on the unnamed worker’s carelessness.
“SA health contact tracers found that one of the close contacts linked to the Woodville Pizza Bar deliberately misled the contact tracing team,” Marshall said in a press conference. “We now know that they lied.”