“The River” halt production after colleague tests Covid-19 positive
Cast and crew of Mzansi Magic’s popular telenovela, The River, have halted production after a colleague was tested positive for coronavirus.
Taking to social media, an official statement was released by the production house, Tshedza Pictures and empathy was also offered to the colleague, whose identity is kept secret.
“Ever since we resumed production on 1 May 2020, all the necessary lockdown health guidelines were implemented on set. After we received 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,” assumed Tshedza Pictures scriptwriter Phathu Makwarela.
The telenovela has also received support from director of M-Net local entertainment channels Nomsa Philiso.
“We have contacted the production team to assure them of our support. Now, more than ever, we need to show compassion to our fellow brothers and sisters, and we would like to wish the affected member of the production team a speedy recovery,” Philiso said.
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— PhaṱhuMakwarela (@PhathuMakwarela) June 3, 2020