Not the safest house anymore: Big Brother Australia shut down due to Coronavirus

Shutdown could last at least two weeks

Just a few days after Channel 7 flagged the Big Brother house as the “safest in Australia”, production has shut down.

According to TV Blackbox, a staff member on the show came into contact with a confirmed Coronavirus case, so they’ve gone into isolation while they await test results.

The rest of the production staff have also gone into lockdown, meaning the show has paused filming for 48 hours.

If the staff member returns a positive result, the show will be shut down for at least two weeks.

Endemol Shine released a statement to TV Blackbox:

“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 now self-isolating.

As a precaution the site is currently in lock down pending testing and further advice. 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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