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The 'Ellen' Show Shut Down? Questions About Production Cause For Concern

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By Savannah Pointer

Legendary daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres announced on Friday that she would suspend the production of her highly acclaimed show in light of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

The virus, which is believed to have started in China, has caused widespread concern and had a negative impact on the economy of the United States, as well as putting stress on the healthcare systems in several other countries.

The Centers for Disease Control has encouraged Americans to increase their hand washing, as well as avoiding large crowds.

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DeGeneres Amended Her Earlier Decision To Suspend Her Studio Audience

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DeGeneres earlier informed her fans that she would be shooting without a studio audience, in hopes of keeping her fans safe. However, she later announced that she would suspend filming altogether in favor of keeping potentially contagious viewers from passing the virus along to others.

DeGeneres announced her decision via Twitter Friday. She announced the cancelation of shows several upcoming shows just one day after she said she’d keep filming, likely due to the ever-growing threat level being portrayed by officials.

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“Hey there. Me again. So, after some more thought, we have decided to suspend production completely until March 30th. We just want to take every precaution to ensure that we do our part to keep everyone healthy. I love you guys, and can’t wait to come back. I’m already bored.” DeGeneres tweeted.

Television shows across the nation have stopped filming in order to keep their cast and crew from having too much contact with a possibly infected person. Because of the nature of the spreading virus and its ability to be spread before the person is symptomatic, the illness has gained worldwide notoriety.

First Daughter Ivanka Trump Has Put Herself Under Quarantine

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First Daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump has returned to the United States and worked from home on Friday, saying that she didn’t plan to be around anyone anytime soon, just in case she could be a carrier for the recently spreading COVID-19 also known as coronavirus.

According to The Hill the first daughter is staying away from people “out of an abundance of caution” after returning to the United States and hearing that she came into contact with an Australian official who recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

Singer Katy Perry Is Traveling To Avoid The Virus

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Singer Katy Perry made her way quickly out of Sydney Australia on Thursday as the coronavirus spreads across the globe.

Worldwide reports of the potentially dangerous virus have caused international worry about the novel virus strain that is expected to cause quarantine.

Perry, who is engaged to actor Orlando Bloom, is expecting her first child. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is returning to the United States from filming Carnival Row in Prague for self-quarantine, according to Fox News

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