'Skeem Saam' production shutdown due to fears of contracting Covid-19

'Skeem Saam' production shutdown due to fears of contracting Covid-19

- Skeem Saam has halted production after a crew member came into direct contact with a relative who has tested positive for Covid-19

- The soapie, in a statement posted on its official Twitter account, said they have taken a decision to pause shooting until further notice

- The show will still continue airing every week night at 6.30pm, according to their tweet

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Mzansi's most loved SABC 1 telenovela Skeem Saam has shutdown its production after a cast member came into direct contact with a relative who has Covid-19.

Skeem Saam posted a statement on their official Twitter account about ceasing filming until further notice.

"It is with dismay that we can confirm that a colleague has come into direct contact with a relative that has tested positive for Covid-19. Therefore, for the safety and health of everyone, we have taken the decision to pause shooting until further notice."

The soapie confirmed that the affected crew member and everyone that they have been directly in contact with have all been tested.

They are currently awaiting results, according to the statement.

Viewers of the soapie need not to worry though because the show will continue being aired as usual.

"The show will still continue every week night at 6.30pm," Skeem Saam tweeted.

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The statement further stated that the rest of the show's crew has been asked to urgently self-quarantine while necessary health procedures and testing are being arranged in accordance with government legislation.

"Whilst our doors stay closed, our studio and offices will be disinfected and sanitised."

Briefly.co.za reported that Skeem Saam has taken over second place in the most-watched shows in Mzansi. The soapie has a total of 9 million viewers, beating Generations: The Legacy. Uzalo remains at the number one spot with over 10 million viewers tuning in on the action.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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