A crew member on 7de Laan has unfortunately contracted the COVID-19 virus, which means the entire set – cast and crew – had to be shut down to be infected and those who came into contact with the member of the crew has to also self-isolate. It’s not been stated how many new un-aired episodes are still available.
Danie Odendaal Productions: The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly posed a significant challenge to our way of living and working.
While the production has followed all health and safety protocols to mitigate against the risk of infection of all our cast and crew, it is with a heavy heart that we confirm that one of our colleagues has tested positive for COVID-19.
For this reason, and for the health and safety of everyone involved in the show, we have immediately halted production until further notice.
The said crew member is currently in isolation. All cast and crew members have been asked to self-quarantine while undergoing testing and following all the necessary health procedures in accordance with government legislation.
During this time, our offices and studios will be disinfected.
A challenging moment like this calls for us to continue urging all South Africans to be vigilant, to stay at home, and practice all the personal hygiene and cough etiquette measures.
We wish to extend our well wishes and a speedy recovery to our colleague during this time.