- South African soapies are going to stop production during the country's 3-week lockdown
- Some of Mzansi's favourite shows such as Generations and Skeem Saam will halt filming
- This will allow actors to safely remain at home
South Africans have realised that the coronavirus is no laughing matter as the government made it clear that the lockdown is to be taken seriously.
As the country comes to a slow halt, local soapies are also taken the lockdown into consideration.
Production will be halted until further notice, and actors from shows such as Generations and Skeem Saam will be under self-isolation as well.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the shows' production teams had the following to say about the 21-day lockdown:
"Following the statement by President Ramaphosa on March 23 regarding the escalation of measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be partaking in the 21-day shutdown.
"The safety and health of our crew and cast is the biggest priority. For our fans though, the entertainment and drama will continue as per usual, the signature Skeem Saam way, so they don’t need to worry about their daily doses."
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"We are taking the current crisis seriously and are doing everything in our power to mitigate against it. However, we do have enough material to remain on air."
"We have shot a couple of scenes in the morning, to kind of safeguard where we are as a production, in terms of deliverables and to have things that are on air. We closed yesterday [Tuesday], so actors and crew are not on call as of when they wrapped yesterday.
"We are taking the necessary precautions but when it comes to nature, we all don't know or understand what's going on."
"We are in touch with all our production houses to consult with them on the impact of the lockdown on their individual productions. We will provide an update in due course."
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