Production of the Australian version of the popular reality show ‘The Masked Singer’ has been halted as various crew members diagnosed with coronavirus.
The announced that the whole production team, including the celebrity singers, the host, and the judges are in quarantine.
Residents in Australia are compelled to follow strict lockdown rules.
Authorities had allowed the production of The Masked Singer despite the restrictions as media are considered essential.
In a tweet, the show announced the suspension, saying “the health and safety of the community, and our staff and production partners are our number one priority”.
The show also said that the production team, including the host Osher Gunsberg and judges including singer Dannii Minogue and comedian Dave Hughes are in self-isolation. They are “being monitored closely and are in constant contact with medical authorities”.
A night-time curfew has been imposed. Restaurants and gyms are closed. People are only allowed to travel no further than 5km (three miles) from home. Only one family member is allowed to shop for essential items at a time.
Victoria’s health department said investigations had “determined that the site should close” and that it was working to ensure that “all appropriate public health actions are taken including cleaning and contact tracing”.