Riverdale filming shut down over coronavirus fears

Filming on the new series of hit Netflix show Riverdale has been shut down over coronavirus fears.

Production has been stopped after a crewmember came into contacted with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

A spokesperson for Warner Bros TV said: “We have been made aware that a team member from Riverdale, which is produced in Vancouver, was recently in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“The team member is currently receiving medical evaluation. We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member.

“The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority. We have and will continue to take precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world. Out of an abundance of caution, production on Riverdale is currently suspended.”

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