Coronavirus shuts down Riverdale production after crew is exposed to virus

Riverdale has shut down production in Vancouver temporarily after a crew member working on the hit show came into contact with somebody suffering from coronavirus.

It's believed that the person who has come down with the COVID-19 virus is not part of the production team.

Warner Brothers produce the smash-hit series which is a spin-off of Archie Comics that has been airing since 2017.

So far, there have been 39 confirmed coronavirus cases in British Columbia according to the Centre For Disease Control.

A spokesperson for Warner Bros said: "We have been made aware that a team member from 'Riverdale,' which is produced in Vancouver, was recently in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is currently receiving medical evaluation,"

They went on to add: "We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member.

"The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority. We have and will continue to take precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world.

"Out of an abundance of caution, production on 'Riverdale' is currently suspended."

However, Riverdale is not the only disruption in the showbiz world.

Hollywood actor Tom Hanks recently confirmed that he had contracted the virus with his wife, Rita Wilson while working in Australia.

The new James Bond movie, No Time To Die that was due for release next month has been postponed.

Coachella Music Festival that was set to kick off in April has been rescheduled until October due to the outbreak.

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