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The Amazing Race stops production due to the coronavirus

The Amazing Race You’ll have to wait.

CBS has discontinued production of its long-established travel-themed reality competition series because of concerns about the Coronavirus.

“Because of the major concerns and uncertainties regarding coronavirus worldwide, CBS and the manufacturers of The Amazing Race they took precautionary measures to temporarily suspend production during the series’ 33rd season, “said a CBS spokesman in a statement.” All competitors and production staff are returning home. At the moment, no Racer or anyone on the production team has traveled with them has contracted the virus or shown symptoms, and we are not aware of anyone who has been exposed to it. Due to the abundance of caution, everyone involved in the show will continue to be monitored when they return home. The health and well-being of the drivers and the production team are our top priorities. ”

The show was in the middle of filming season 33, with three episodes already filmed. So far the show had only traveled to England and Scotland.

There’s no new start date for production, but season 32 was filmed in 2018 and is expected to air this year, so it’s likely not to be affected.

Coronavirus is also threatening to close the Tokyo Olympics this summer for the first time since World War II, with international travel currently limited. You can find information about Coronavirus on the World Health Organization website.

The Amazing Race airs on CBS.

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