Stars Wars filming ‘ditched’ as production staff ‘sent home’ due to coronavirus

Production for a new Star Wars film has been ditched today as staff have been sent home for “at least 30 days” due to coronavirus, it is claimed.

Filming at the famous Pinewood Studios has reportedly been stopped for the time being, and workers on the series were allegedly sent home due to the outbreak of the deadly disease.

Disney+ Star Wars spin-off which will star Obi-Wan Kenobi is thought to have been affected, and the streaming service has been contacted for comment by Mirror Online.

Meanwhile filming for the latest Jurassic World movie Dominion is said to have been put on hold, according to The Sun.

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A source told the publication: "Filming just stopped today and staff were sent home. Staff are being told the productions will now be one hold for 30 days starting from next Monday."

It appears Pinewood Studios is open for business as usual and remains in full-swing, but it is unknown whether other films or staff are still working.

A spokesperson told Mirror Online: “Pinewood Group are continuing to follow guidance set out by the Government, and the studios remain fully operational.”

However they declined to comment on which individual productions have exited when contacted today.

It comes as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen to 1,950 – with a jump of 407 patients diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

And at least 56 people have died after Scotland reported its second death this afternoon.

Latest figures on the crisis come after the government issued new and stricter measures for Brits to avoid all foreign travel for 30 days.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “With immediate effect I’ve taken the decision to advise British nationals against non essential travel globally, for an initial period of 30 days and of course subject to ongoing review.”

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