Today marks the end of a short-lived six day lockdown. So, why only three days? You may have heard on the news that the decision for the strict lockdown was based on a lie told to the medical team who are trying to ascertain just how widespread the virus was.
The lie was told by a male in his 20s who claimed to have bought a pizza from a local pizza bar in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. This led the medical team to believe there was a nasty strain of the virus that could be transmitted via the pizza box. Hence, the lockdown also included a ban on take-away food and many fast-food outlets were forced to close.
The truth? As far as we can tell, the guy actually worked at the pizza bar and had been in contact with an older male in his 50s who had already been tested positive for the virus. We can only guess that the younger male lied to authorities to protect his co-worker who should’ve been in isolation to begin with anyway.
Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure. Many South Australians are furious at the actions of this individual. Businesses have lost a lot of money in the last two days and many important events have been forced to cancel, much to the annoyance of all those involved. It doesn’t help to find out it’s been confirmed that the guy is also one of the original group of people who started the widespread panic in the first place.
As such, the lockdown will now end at midnight tonight. At least, it’s supposed to. Something tells me that humanity will decide otherwise. At the moment, there seems to be a peaceful stillness in the air but that won’t last long. Once people realise there’s no real threat, they’ll be out in force. Ah well. It was awesome while it lasted – until next time …