There have been media reports about seven people testing COVID positive on the sets of Pankaj Tripathi starrer OMG 2 And because of this the shooting has come to a halt.
Producer Ashwin Varde clarifies the situation and explains what actually happened. “The report which says that 7 people were tested COVID positive on our sets is wrong.
“Three crew members were diagnosed COVID positive 10 days back. He was immediately quarantined. To date, they are on their way to recovery. We are in touch with BMC officials and duly posting them on the health of these 3 crew members.
“As a film unit, we have followed all protocols regarding COVID. We have a COVID sanitization unit on the sets every day, which sanitizes the sets and checks every crew member daily. Each crew member is subjected to laboratory tests once every few days as per norms. In fact, after these 3 crew members tested positive, we immediately tested the rest of the unit as well – which consisted of about 200 people. Everyone else has tested negative,” he said.
He said, “I would also like to clarify that no shooting of the film was stopped due to this unfortunate incident. In fact, we have completed our Mumbai schedule and before going to Ujjain to complete the rest of the film. We are on a break. Our next schedule in Ujjain was scheduled to start from October 13. We have now shifted the date to October 23 to give enough recovery time for the 3 crew members. Three crew members October 17 They will complete their 14-day quarantine, after which they will be tested again to confirm their negative status.”
“The rest of the crew will also be tested before leaving for Ujjain for the next schedule. In Ujjain too, we have a special COVID surveillance unit on set which will ensure that all guidelines and protocols are being followed. We thank everyone for their concern regarding this matter. We hope and pray for good health for all,” Verde concluded.
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