Coronavirus: The Amazing Race filming halted due to deadly virus

It's infected more than 82,000 people around the world

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 29 February 2020 10:24 GMT
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Filming of US show The Amazing Race has been halted due to coronavirus.

A representative for CBS announced that production has been "temporarily" suspended on the 33rd season of the long-running show.

Nobody working on the show is thought to have contracted the illness or shown any signs of symptoms, but the decision was made as a "precautionary measure".

The statement read: "Out of an abundance of caution, everyone involved in the show will continue to be monitored when they return home.

"The health and well-being of the Racers and the production team are our top priorities."

The Amazing Race, hosted by Phil Keoghan, follows two teams who compete against each other in a global chase to win a cash prize.

The only places to have been visited by contestants featured in the latest season are England and Scotland.

Coronavirus has now killed more than 2,800 people around the world, and more than 82,000 people have been infected.

Earlier this week, late-night hosts, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, poked fun at the way the Trump administration – fronted by Mike Pence – has responded to the outbreak.

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