Amid fears of the spreading coronavirus, several TV shows and movies have halted production — including Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston's The Morning Show.
Though no one on the set of the Apple TV show is known to have contracted the virus, the production team is going on a two-week hiatus out of precaution, a producer for the show said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Earlier this week, Riverdale also shut down production in Vancouver, Canada after a crewmember came in contact with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus. Similarly, Baz Lurhmann's upcoming Elvis Presley biopic was put on hold after Tom Hanks, one of the film's stars, tested positive for the virus. Other movies and TV shows pausing production at the moment include Ryan Murphy's The Prom, Marvel's Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and reality show Survivor.
As the coronavirus spreads and fears escalate, the entertainment industry has taken a hit — Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, which were both set to take place in April, have been postponed. South by Southwest Festival, set to in Austin was also canceled over concerns about the virus, with the festival laying off 50 employees to "stop the bleeding" after the cancellation, while PaleyFest in Los Angeles has been postponed.
In New York City, Broadway shows have shut down and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest museums in the world, announced it would temporarily close, as the city banned most public gatherings of more than 500 people. California has also called for a ban of public gatherings of more than 250 people.
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