No live audience for ‘It’s Showtime’ and four other ABS-CBN shows to stop COVID-19 spread

ABS-CBN’s popular noontime variety show It’s Showtime, Sunday show ASAP Natin ‘To, morning talk show Magandang Buhay, gag show Banana Sundae, and musical game show I Can See Your Voice will closing their studios to live audiences after the recent spike in new cases of COVID-19 in the city.

The network’s management announced this morning that they will temporarily stop admitting studio audiences starting today due to the government’s declaration of a state of public health emergency.

ABS-CBN said that the safety and well-being of its studio audience, artists, and crew are important, which is why the media giant is “taking this option for their protection,” adding that curbing the spread of COVID-19 is part of their “shared responsibility.”


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Posted by It's Showtime on Monday, March 9, 2020

Yesterday, GMA Network’s noontime show Eat Bulaga announced similar measures in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

The Health Department confirmed four more COVID-19 cases late last night, on top of yesterday’s  20 running tally, bringing the total number of cases in the Philippines to 24.

 

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