Walt Disney Television announced that in addition to “The View” and “Good Morning America,” the suspension also applies to its New York City-based “Tamron Hall Show” and “Strahan, Sara & Keke.”
“Given the current developing situation in New York City, we have made the decision to suspend live audiences from attending our news broadcasts and talk shows,” a spokesperson for Walt Disney Television said in a statement to HuffPost on Wednesday.
“The Wendy Williams Show” announced an indefinite live audience suspension on Tuesday, citing “the current health climate.”
In a surreal scene, The View begins its first broadcast with no audience in the stands due to the coronavirus.— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 11, 2020
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The top government infectious disease expert has warned the elderly and those with health risks to avoid crowds. New York state has confirmed more than 200 COVID-19 infections, The New York Times reported.
Music festivals, concerts, business conferences and sporting events also have responded to the coronavirus outbreak by announcing postponements, cancellations or the suspension of live audiences.
Coachella musical festival organizers said Tuesday that the popular annual California festival that had been scheduled for April would be delayed until October. Last week, Mariah Carey said her concert in Honolulu, which was originally scheduled for Monday, would be postponed until November.
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Aloha Hawaii!! I'm so so sad to have to announce that I'm postponing my show to November. I was so excited to come back to Hawaii on my "anniversary month" but evolving international travel restrictions force us to consider everyone's safety and well being. With that said, I am SUPER excited to be coming to Honolulu in November and perform my special All I Want for Christmas Is You & Hits extravaganza for the first time ever in Hawaii! I can't wait to see you! Stay safe!! ❤️❤️