‘Eat Bulaga’ temporarily bars live audience

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    “Eat Bulaga” temporarily closes its doors to studio audience.

    The noontime show released a statement Monday, citing the coronavirus outbreak as its reason for not allowing entry to audience who would want to watch “Eat Bulaga” live in its studio located in Cainta, Rizal.

    “In view of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines, which has placed the country in a state of public health emergency, the management of ‘Eat Bulaga’ has decided to temporarily suspend the admission of a live studio audience in the airing of its show, to help prevent the spread of the virus and to help ensure the health and safety of its talent, staff, crew and members of its audience,” the statement read.

    The decision was reached by its management “in order to cooperate with government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.”

    “Eat Bulaga” will continue to air its show regularly, Monday to Saturday, 12 noon, on GMA.

    “Araw-araw pa rin po kaming maghahatid ng isang libo’t isang tuwa sa inyong mga tahanan,” the statement ended.

    President Duterte declared a state of public health emergency yesterday, March 9.

    The number of confirmed cases in the country has risen, following the first reported case of local transmission in San Juan on Thursday, March 5. DOH has reported 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

    The “Eat Bulaga” moved to its studio at the APT Studios in Cainta in December 2018, after occupying the Broadway Studios in Quezon City for over 20 years.