Soapies halt shooting ahead of Covid-19 lockdown

3/26/2020

'Skeem Saam', 'Muvhango' and 'Generations: The Legacy' wind up production this week but will stay on air to keep you entertained.

'Skeem Saam', 'Muvhango' and 'Generations: The Legacy' wind up production but will stay on air to keep you entertained 26 March 2020 - 08:00 By Masego Seemela 'Generations: The Legacy' is one of several soapies forced to stop shooting due to the outbreak. Image: Supplied. With the national shutdown set to take effect from midnight on Thursday, local production houses shooting some of the country's biggest TV shows have come to a halt. President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a 21-day lockdown, restricting all citizens to their homes unless they are accessing or providing essential services. Muvhango and Skeem Saam are just some of the productions that have stopped shooting this week ahead of the lockdown. The producers of both told TshisaLIVE that the safety and health of their crew and cast is their biggest priority. MUVHANGO Muvhango 's senior creative director Nthabiseng Tau told TshisaLIVE that the main filming of the show was halted just hours after the president's address on Tuesday. “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.” Tau explained that there was a sombre mood on set, with the outbreak of Covid-19 on everyone's mind. “We are taking the necessary precautions but when it comes to nature, we all don't know or understand what's going on.” She added that the soapie would still air on TV as they had footage for two months. Read more: Times LIVE

Looks like all things that do not add value into our lives are coming to an end.

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PICS: Payday shopping mania in Cape Town ahead of national Covid-19 lockdown21daysLockdownSA: Capetonians made their way en masse to shopping centres on payday to stock up before the countrywide lockdown that will start at midnight. coronavirus Why are y’all like this 😭🤕 usandamt Dawg, that silver Merc is my granny’s car. I’m not fucking lying💀 we were there Well, let's get this show on the road.

SA Express to ask the UIF Covid-19 benefit fund for salariesThe state-owned airlines, which is already in business rescue, has completely run out of cash FULL salaries, or the same benefit as granted to other applicants ? There is NOTHING MORE to steal and loot & no more salaries for incompetent cadrés. You gotta be sh*tting us. FMG, Lock the doors Throw away the keys Give the planes back to the lessors.

COVID-19: Ramaphosa calls for National Day of PrayerThe national day of prayer will be held on the eve of the 21-day national lockdown. Prayer? With all due respect efforts should be on finding vaccines and cures. God helps those who help themselves. Mr. President you are to blame. You should've closed the borders but you refused.

Protecting the rights of prisoners during the Covid-19 lockdown - The Mail & GuardianEarlier this month, the government implemented a 30-day moratorium on prison visits. But, given the lack of healthcare in prisons, more proactive measure are needed.

Pandor’s office squashes ‘false rumour’ regarding her exposure to Covid-19The minister has tested negative for Covid-19 since returning from a trip to the Republic of Congo two weeks ago, which was attended by a colleague who later tested positive. She should be in old age home already.She's a pensioner.



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