The last case of unknown transmission in Victoria was recorded on October 29. Extending that streak to Thursday would meet the state government’s goal for “COVID-normal”, which would trigger a further easing of restrictions.
Meanwhile there are 34 active cases in South Australia, where at least 20 detectives are investigating the Adelaide pizza shop where an employee on a temporary graduate visa lied to contact tracers, plunging South Australia into the hardest lockdown in the country.
Upon discovering the lie, authorities moved to end the planned six-day lockdown early with the state repealing state at home orders as of midnight last night.
The pizza store worker, who initially claimed he was a customer at the Woodville Pizza Bar, is a 36-year-old Spanish man, lawfully in Australia on a temporary graduate visa which is due to expire in mid-December.