It’s been revealed that The Witcher Season 2’s star, Kristopher Hivju, tested positive for Coronavirus, and Netflix is finally stopping production.
Deadline reported that Hivju had contracted the virus which is putting a stop to all things fun at the moment.
After he tested positive for Covid-19, Netflix opted to stop production on The Witcher Season 2.
They did a ‘deep clean’ of the Arborfield Studios set and told the show’s cast and crew to stay home.
Here’s what Netflix revealed in an email it’s going to do moving forward on The Witcher Season 2’s set:
The Witcher Season 2’s Kristopher Hivju tested positive for Coronavirus
We paused production prior to becoming aware of this, but as a further precaution we will be closing production offices and Arborfield immediately and arranging for deep cleaning and disinfection
We are in the process of contacting those who were in close contact with the relevant individual. However, due to the nature of this production, it is recommended that crew and cast self-quarantine for 14 days, monitor their temperature, and seek medical advice if they experience any symptoms.
Hivjus revealed to his 3.7 million followers on Instagram that he tested positive for Covid-19 and that he would be self-isolating with his family at home.
He wrote: “Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My family and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold.”
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