E.TV has confirmed a case of Covid-19 on the late prime weekday show Imbewu.
Although they have not disclosed the name of the cast or crew member, the KZN production premises have been temporarily shut down, and the necessary testing for exposed cast and crew members is underway.
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In a press statement, e.tv explained the set is currently undergoing disinfecting and deep cleaning. “The set will undergo deep cleaning to further minimize, the risk of contamination, as per COVID-19 protocols,” they wrote.
“In respecting the privacy of our talent, cast and crew’s medical and health matters, we will not be issuing the names of any affected individuals. The health of affected employees will be monitored over time, and filming will resume when it is safe to do so as set out by health authorities.”
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They went on to says that all Covid-19, Level 3 protocols, and guidelines will once again be adhered to with stringent controls once the required cast and crew are back on set and Imbewu fans can continue watching the show every weekday night at 9.30pm.”
There have been several shows who have confirmed cases of Covid-19 on their sets including Rhythm City and Scandal. Currently, South Africa is sitting at 196 750 reported cases, 3 199 deaths, and 93 315 recoveries.