COVID-19 has attacked another soapie! This time it’s the production of Rhythm City that has been shut down after one of the actresses tested positive for the deadly virus.
Various sources close to the production said the actress was already in isolation. “We found out on Tuesday about her test,” said a source.
“We were told the cast and crew would shoot enough episodes until we return to
work. We will be off for two weeks.”
Apparently the production crew left work very late on Tuesday because they shot extra scenes. Said another source: “We were told via SMS about her condition. It was decided that we should take some time out, so the set could be disinfected.”
A third source said the actress will be self-isolating for the next 14 days, and everyone who came into contact with her will be screened. When contacted, the actress said she was not in a position to comment.
Rhythm City publicist Tumi Mohlala said the crew and cast who were in contact with the actress have gone for testing. “We are waiting for results. Until then our studios will be disinfected and sanitized,” said Mohlala.