Muvhango production stopped after coronavirus scare – Cast members in self-isolation

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Muvhango cast and crew are in self-isolation after one of their employees was exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

The series producer Herbet Radebe said that actors and crew members have been asked to self isolate at their various homes until the matter was dealt with.

“We are prioritizing the safety of all staff members. We will be constantly monitoring the evolving situation and adapting our efforts and response. We will continue working together with the SABC as we comply to COVID-19 measures regulations” said Hadebe.

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"In line with observing SA's strict health protocols and regulations on the pandemic, the production house, Tshedza Pictures, closed the set as all who came into contact with the member went into self-isolation and availed themselves for testing," said Nomsa Philiso, director of local entertainment channels at M-Net.

"Further, the set was decontaminated during this period. As the cast and crew return from self-isolation, a set health evaluation has already been conducted and continued screening of all employees will occur.

"This is in addition to ensuring that social distancing is observed, masks are worn and that hands are constantly washed and sanitised.

"All the above measures are guided by and in alignment with national protocols on preventing the spread of the virus."

The recent production break will not affect the scheduled broadcast of new episodes for season three of The River currently airing on 1Magic.

However. Phil Mphela an entertainment reporter took to Twitter to say that he had received a tip off that the show will be temporarily suspending production as a precautionary measure.

Said Mphela

Just got a tip off that the SABC2 soapie is expected to shut down production as one its actors’ partner has tested positive for Covid19.

As a precautionary measure, the production will likely shutdown soon.#PhilReports


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