'Coronavirus' movie has South Africans glued to their screeens

'Coronavirus' movie has South Africans glued to their screeens

- SABC 3 flighted a movie titled Contagion last night

- Mzansi was shocked at how well the movie, which was made 11 years ago, depicted exactly what's happening in the world right now

- It trended the whole night as people speculated how it might be related to the current coronavirus epidemic

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SABC 3 took the coronavirus epidemic and lockdown situation as a great opportunity to make epic ratings last night.

The channel flighted a movie called Contagion that was the talk of the TL.

In the movie, a deadly airborne virus wreaks havoc on the world and doctors must rush against time to find a cure.

Mzansi thought it was creepy how well the movie, which was made 11 years ago, depicts what's happening in the world right now.

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The similarities between the movie, which stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law, and the current coronavirus epidemic had people shook.

In the movie, the virus was man-made and the only solution was a vaccine.

One tweep wrote, "People who made this virus have a vvvip section waiting for them in hell."

Another said, "Now the government is trying to spread fear through this, without using Bheki Cele."

Arno Kekana pointed out the high viewership numbers that SABC 3 achieved by flighting the movie at this time.

He wrote, "SABC 3 probably has reached high volume of viewers for the first time in history with that Contagion movie."

Sandile Collin concurred.

He said, "Thanks to the Contagion movie, SABC 3 ratings went as high as the infection rate of covid-19."

"In a couple of house, it will go back down to 50 households."

People just wanted who was behind it all.

Lesh Howard wrote, "The director and actors of this movie must tell the world who was behind this script because we are living this movie now, after 9 years."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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