The COVID-19 tricks on the most popular show on Sunday night continue to play out: The first variety of the new season of “Star Academy” was postponed again on Wednesday after it was confirmed that there were six more infections among amateur educators.
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These individuals, who were in addition to the four cases last week, remain in isolation for 10 days as per the health protocol.
Postponing the start of the season is “serious action”, the product acknowledged, but it “makes it possible to confirm its continuation. Given the isolation period and the number of candidates with Kovid-19, it is unlikely to require an additional postponement,” we explained in a press release.
TVA, Quebecor Content and Productions Déferlantes have already canceled the first variant broadcast scheduled for Sunday, January 16th at the last minute. The first four cases of COVID-19 among amateur educators forced the team to make this difficult but necessary choice to protect the artists working in front of and behind the cameras as well as the participants.
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Earlier on Wednesday, TVA also announced that it was postponing the Artis Gala to May. A new date should be confirmed in a few weeks.
Tests and tests
We would like to remind you that all amateur educators have been adequately vaccinated against Kovid-19.
They have been in isolation mode at the hotel since January 3rd. “Antigen tests are done as soon as they arrive, then every 48 hours until January 12 and every day thereafter. Depending on the situation, the product may also resort to PCR testing. Who uncovered six new cases.
Since the first cases last week, 19 participants in the first variety have been “completely isolated” and the product focuses on both “their physical and mental well-being” with resources such as a intervening psychologist and ENT to assist them. If necessary.
Due to the postponement of the first variety, TVA will air on Sunday, January 23 from 7pm, “Les Grands bien-cuits ComediHa! – PA Method ”, and then from 8:30 pm to the second episode of“ True Nature ”.