The South African TV series, The River, has had to shut things down and pause production dew to a crew member that tested positive for corona virus a few weeks after resuming shooting.
The production house behind the popular show, Tshedza Pictures released a statement communicating that they have halted shooting and call cast and crew have been asked to self-isolate while the necessary health protocols are being implemented.
One of the creators of the M-Net original production Phatu Makwarela in a statement said; “Ever since we resumed production on 1 May 2020, all the necessary lockdown health guidelines were implemented on set. After we received the news of the colleague testing positive, we immediately asked the cast and crew that came into contact with the member to go into self-isolation. They will soon avail themselves to health authorities for testing, in line with government directives.”
The River is one of the few other Mzansi production shows that went on production breaks because of the level 5 South African national lockdown regulations. This resulted in some shows going off-air due to running out of episodes to air.
The dates of when the production would be back on set again have not yet been revealed.