GMA Network announced a temporary suspension of the admission of live studio audiences in all of their programs. This follows the declaration of the state of public health emergency over coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Their official statement reads:
In view of the declaration of the state of public health emergency and other recent developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak, GMA Network is temporarily suspending the admission of live studio audiences in all of our programs such as All-Out Sundays, Centerstage, Mars Pa More, Wowowin, Wowowin primetime, Idol sa Kusina, The Boobay and Tekla Show, Sarap ‘Di Ba?, and Tonight with Arnold Clavio.
Furthermore, all of the Network’s external activities and events in Metro Manila are also put on hold until further notice.
These measures are being undertaken to help ensure the safety and well-being of all concerned as part of GMA’s cooperation with government in its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We strongly urge everyone to remain calm and cautious, and to follow the official advisories released by authorities.
Mag-ingat po tayong lahat, mga Kapuso!
As of writing, the Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed 33 COVID-19 positive cases in the Philippines.
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