Picard ‘stops production after the Covid epidemic

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Star Trek: Picard had to halt production after more than 50 crew members reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. According to Hollywood journalist, the dozens of positive cases were confirmed on Monday, the first day they returned to work after the Christmas holidays.

The last Star trek The series has a massive crew of around 450 and, according to the report, the infections have spanned several areas, including actors in Area A. Production has been on hold since Monday, and filming is scheduled to restart in beginning of next week. .

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is highly contagious, although it appears to cause milder symptoms in many people than previous strains of the virus. The CDC recently reduced the recommended quarantine period from 10 days to 5 days because it appears patients are more contagious in the first two days of symptoms.

Los Angeles – where Picard currently filming – recorded 26,754 new cases, 2,240 hospitalizations and 27 deaths on Jan. 5. THR reports that an average of 59,000 cases per day have been reported between New Years Eve and Monday.

PicardThe temporary shutdown is a reminder of the many film and television production delays that have occurred over the past two years. Except this time, production is shutting down not as a preventive measure, but in response to real positive cases spreading through the team.

The series stars Patrick Stewart as retired Admiral Jean-Luc Picard, who was deeply touched by the loss of Lieutenant Commander Data in Star Trek: Nemesis and the destruction of the planet Romulus in the 2009 film Star trek. You can watch the first season now on Paramount +.

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