But what he did not say initially was they he'd worked several shifts at the restaurant and was infected with the coronavirus along with another close contact of his who also worked at the pizza bar, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.It's unclear why the man misled contract tracers, the report said.
"To say that I'm fuming about the actions of this individual is an absolute understatement", he added.
"The selfish actions of this individual have put our whole state in a very hard situation".
"That clearly changes the circumstances and had this person been truthful to the contact tracing teams, we would not have gone into a 6-day lockdown", said Premier Steven Marshall. "We pursued them. We now know that they lied".
The revelation will mean the six-day lockdown will end early, with outdoor exercise for family groups now allowed.
"I will not let the disgraceful conduct of a single individual ... keep South Australia in this circuit-breaking conditions one day longer than what is necessary", said Marshall, as he warned that the cluster was "still very dangerous" and residents should keep getting tested.
As of midnight Saturday, the state's stay-at-home order will be repealed, and South Australians will be permitted to exercise outdoors and go back to previous restrictions.
Funerals of up to 50 people will be permitted and weddings will return to an allowance of 150, but there will be no dancing or "vertical consumption".
Despite "deliberately" lying to authorities, it's been revealed the man will not face any consequences for his actions.
"The Emergency Management Act requires people to provide information on request", he said.
No further details have been released about the man, and Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said current laws do not allow him to be arrested or charged.
She said efforts were continuing to put a "double ring-fence" around the outbreak to limit the risk of more widespread community transmission. "We are at a critical point, but we will get through this". The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Friday the 363 cases reported in the past 24 hours took the country's total to 30,017 with 501 deaths since the pandemic began.
Three new coronavirus cases were confirmed overnight, however all were already in quarantine.