'7de Laan' halts production amid coronavirus outbreak

7de Laan's Vince and Aggie's TV wedding (Photo: 7de Laan)
7de Laan's Vince and Aggie's TV wedding (Photo: 7de Laan)

In compliance with the nationwide lockdown as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, Danie Odendaal Productions has discontinued production of the Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan, effective 25 March 2020.

As the show is filmed two months ahead of time, 7de Laan has episodes in production until 25 May 2020.

"While the uncertainty of what the future holds looms, we can only hope that by playing our part, our collective efforts will yield the desired outcome of containing the spread of the coronavirus, and protecting those most vulnerable to this pandemic," said a statement released to the media. 

The production team "encourages all citizens to rally behind the president and comply with all restrictions set in place for the greater good of us all."

7de Laan is broadcast Monday to Friday at 18:00 on SABC2.

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Compiled by Graye Morkel