SA hard lockdown to be lifted after patient reveals he lied to contact tracers

Premier Steven Marshall says he is 'fuming' about the lie, which led to concerns the virus was spreading quickly through the community.

South Australia's hard lockdown will be abruptly lifted on Saturday after it was revealed a patient diagnosed with COVID-19 lied about his contact at the Woodville Pizza Bar, a key site in the so-called Parafield cluster.

SA Premier Steven Marshall.
SA Premier Steven Marshall.

The state went into a lockdown at midnight on Tuesday, with schools, cafes and factories closed