The River, one of South Africa’s most popular telenovelas, has halted production after one of its crew members tested positive for the coronavirus.
In a statement released by Tshedza Pictures, which produces the show, the company said it has since halted shooting and all cast and crew members have been asked to self-isolate while the necessary health protocols are being implemented.
— Tshedza Pictures (@TshedzaPictures) June 3, 2020
They have also offered empathy and support for their colleague, and the entire cast and crew have been asked to self-isolate while health protocols are being implemented.
“After I 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” executive producer Phathu Makwarela said.