The producer of the show Asit Kumarr Modi spoke to India Today and said, “We had not thought of any possibility of going out for the shoot because the guidelines that came out 3-4 days ago didn’t mention a ban on shooting. According to those guidelines we had to take everyone’s RT-PCR tests on the set. So, we got everyone tested and four people tested Covid-positive. But we had already home-quarantined them because while taking the test they were showing some symptoms. We got everyone tested on Friday, April 9.”
He further added, “We have been taking precautions during the shoot. If anyone was a little sick, we would ask them not to come to the shoot. Kush Shah, who plays Goli on the show and some production people, is positive. There is no one positive in the main cast. All those who are positive are also home quarantine and everyone else is safe.”
The producer also reacted to a 15-day lockdown or Janata curfew in Maharashtra. He said, “Earlier the guidelines said that everyone would have permission to shoot if the RT-PCR test comes out negative but now the shoot has stopped for 15 days. We thought that if the shoot is allowed, we will be able to create a bio bubble and shoot because entertainment is the only way to reduce people’s stress. However, I fully agree with the government because they know the situation better and the decision that they make will be for everyone’s good because safety is the utmost priority.”
Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 61,695 new coronavirus cases and 349 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department. West Bengal recorded the highest single-day spike of 6,769 cases and Delhi 16,699. In view of the “unprecedented rise” in the number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi, the Union Home Ministry Thursday said its officers up to the level of Under Secretary can work from home and only 50% of staff need to attend office.