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American Idol Suspends Filming to Guarantee Contestants Can Return Residence Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

American Idol Suspends Filming to Ensure Contestants Can Return Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


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American Idol has shut down manufacturing over coronavirus (COVID-19) considerations, PEOPLE has realized.

The ABC singing competitors is enacting extra precautions throughout its manufacturing amid the continuing well being disaster, suspending any new filming and enabling distant work for the remainder of its staff, PEOPLE can verify. Staffers are additionally making certain contestants get house to their households throughout the well being disaster.

Episodes will proceed to air as scheduled till the dwell reveals, that are set to start in April.

A supply lately advised PEOPLE that American Idol decide Katy Perry “appears extra cautious since she is pregnant” amid the speedy unfold of COVID-19, as she and fiancé Orlando Bloom put together to welcome their first little one collectively this summer season.

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“Orlando is again at house. He isn’t sick,” the insider defined of Bloom, 43, who lately arrived again within the U.S. from Europe after manufacturing on his present Carnival Row was suspended resulting from the unfold of the virus.

“Katy is nicely too. They may spend time at house collectively and monitor the scenario,” added the supply. “They’re completely happy to be again within the U.S. They don’t have any plans to work for now and can as a substitute lay low.”

Along with American Idol, manufacturing for a lot of reveals have went darkish in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Ellen DeGeneres Present, Gray’s Anatomy and The Worth Is Proper have all briefly shut down manufacturing. The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Evening with Seth Meyers have suspended manufacturing by way of their beforehand deliberate hiatuses, whereas Saturday Evening Stay is not going to resume manufacturing following its beforehand scheduled break.

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The primary instances of a mysterious respiratory sickness — what’s now often known as COVID-2019, a type of coronavirus — started in Wuhan, China in late December. Since then, the virus has unfold worldwide, main the World Well being Group to declare a public well being emergency, the primary for the reason that zika epidemic in 2016.

At first, this coronavirus was contained to China, however Wuhan is a serious transportation hub with tons of of flights leaving and touchdown from the town of 11 million every day. Quickly, as individuals flew from the realm to totally different international locations, the coronavirus reached extra international locations, together with america.

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The first U.S. case was present in Everett, Washington, simply exterior of Seattle, in a person who had lately returned from Wuhan. The variety of instances grew slowly from there and the virus started to unfold extra quickly in communities throughout the U.S.

As of Wednesday morning, there have been a minimum of 5,881 confirmed instances of coronavirus within the U.S. and 107 deaths.