eTV has cancelled the filming of daily soapies and dramas at Sasani Studios, adhering to the president’s call for a national lockdown from midnight on Thursday.
The local dramas and soapies including Scandal!, Rhythm City and Imbewu: The Seed, air on week nights.
e.tv managing director, Marlon Davids, said that production companies will not be filming during the lockdown, but the shows will continue to air during this time.
It is believed that there are enough episodes filmed to last until working schedules go back to normal, so viewing will not be interrupted.
“All production companies who work on our daily dramas/soaps will not be filming during the national lockdown. However, the shows will continue on-air during this time. e.tv will continue to deliver news and entertainment programming during the nationwide lockdown,” said Davids.
Aside from the soapies and dramas, e.tv has added documentaries to keep viewers entertained during the 21 days of self- isolation which starts at midnight.