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GMA suspends production of entertainment shows; to air ‘pre-taped’ episodes

By: - Reporter
/ 08:10 PM March 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — GMA Network on Saturday announced that it will suspend the production of its entertainment programs as a precautionary measure following the government’s declaration to place Metro Manila under “community quarantine.”

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The quarantine was placed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

As of Saturday, the record of COVID-19 cases in the country soared to 98, including eight deaths.

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“In accordance, however, with the government’s declaration of a community quarantine in Metro Manila and as part of the measures that the Network is doing to ensure the safety and well-being of its talents, production teams, employees, their families as well as the general public, GMA will be temporarily suspending the production of Network-produced entertainment programs,” the network said in a statement posted in its news website.

As the production of their entertainment shows are suspended, the network added that it will continue to air “fresh, pre-taped episodes” of some shows.

“And thereafter a new programming line-up is in store for all Kapuso viewers in the coming days.”

Edited by JPV

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