Take Me Out and Catchphrase studio hit by confirmed case of coronavirus

Coronavirus has hit the studios where top TV shows Take Me Out and Catchphrase are filmed.

An employee at Maidstone Studios is reported to be the one of the cases confirmed in the UK.

All of the fellow colleagues have now been placed in self-isolation and asked to work at home where possible.

Neighbouring businesses have also been asked to follow suit in the precautions.

A spokesman for Vinters Business Park has confirmed the incident saying: "We can confirm that there has been notification that a tenant of the Vinters Business Park has made us aware that a member of their team has tested positive for Covid-19, and that their team is taking the sensible precaution of self-isolating and working from home.

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"Vinters Business Park has taken steps to reiterate the guidance from UK government for employers and businesses.

"In the meantime, Vinters Business Park has activated a range of advised actions and procedures oriented to safeguard the health and safety of all tenants, as per the guidance from UK government."

The news comes as the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die has been pushed back from April to November due to the virus.

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Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have taken the unprecedented decision to delay the release until November 12 in the UK and November 25 in the US due to falling numbers of cinema-goers in recent months.

The film had been set to enjoy glitzy premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Earlier this year the 007 film had to can all promotional plans across Asia after coronavirus sent cities into lockdown.

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A press tour of China, South Korea and Japan was canned at the last minute.

At the time of publication the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK stands at 87.

The virus has spread up and down the country.

Currently there are 80 in England, three in Scotland, three in Northern Ireland and one in Wales.

Government advice has called on members of the public to wash their hands as often as possible to stop transfer of the virus.

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