Mission Impossible 6 and now the Amazing Race have cancelled filming in Europe due to coronavirus fears.
The Amazing Race, now in it’s 33rd season, had completed three episodes in two countries though neither were in Asia.
In a statement released Friday by CBS they stated, “the precautionary measure of temporarily suspending production” on the upcoming new season of the reality competition series due to “increased concerns and uncertainty regarding the coronavirus.”
In that statement to CNN, the CBS spokesman went on to add, “All contestants and production staff are in the process of returning home.” They went on to add, “at this time, no Racers or anyone on the production team travelling with them have contracted the virus, or shown symptoms, and we are not aware of anyone being exposed to it. Out of an abundance of caution, everyone involved in the show will continue to be monitored when they return home. The health and well-being of the Racers and the production team are our top priorities.”
Mission Impossible 6, filming in Italy, had been scheduled to start filming in Venice for three weeks. Paramount made the decision to place the project on hiatus after the spike of cases in Italy and citing health and safety concerns.
With over 200 cases of the outbreak, Italy is enduring the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe and have recorded 7 deaths to date.
While confirming the cancellation of MI6 filming, actor Simon Pegg also revealed that star Tom Cruise was flown out of Italy to Britain.
In addition to movie and television productions, several touring musical acts have made changes to their itineraries or cancelled stops, including Green Day, BTS and more.
Source: The Independent