GMA announces more shows to suspend live studio audiences

Heidi Hsia

12 Mar – More GMA shows are suspending its live studio audience admission due to COVID-19.

As reported on PEP, this was announced by the network on 10 March in a statement that read, "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."

The network also revealed that all of its 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 and as part of GMA's cooperation with the 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 the authorities," the statement added.

"Eat Bulaga!" was the first show to announce its decision to suspend taping with live studio audience. ABS-CBN followed suit by announcing that they will temporarily halt the admission of audiences on shows like "Magandang Buhay", "I Can See Your Voice", and "ASAP Natin' To".

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