The latest TV show to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic is hit Australian drama Home and Away.

The Channel Seven program has been forced to stop production as a result of the pandemic.

Home and Away is one of the longest running drama series in Australia and is loved by viewers in more than 80 countries.

A spokesperson from Seven said the decision came as a result of the virus continuing to spread, but said that no one in their production had tested positive to coronavirus.

“Seven Studios advised today that it would halt filming of Home and Away immediately,” said a Seven spokesperson in a statement to

“It confirmed that no cast or crew had tested positive for COVID-19, but that the decision was made due to the increasing logistical hurdles related to the COVID-19 situation.”

This comes after Channel Seven’s up and coming reboot of Big Brother has been put into lockdown after it’s believed a crew member was exposed to someone who tested positive to the virus.


“We have been made aware that a Big Brother crew member has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The crew member is currently feeling well and showing no symptoms of the virus, however, is being tested and is now self-isolating,” said Endemol Shine in a statement.

“We continue to work within all Federal and State guidelines and will always make the health, safety and well-being of our cast and crew our number one priority. Housemates have been brought up to date with the current situation.”

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