ABS-CBN, GMA suspend entrance of studio audiences

Media network ABS-CBN has temporarily suspended the entrance of studio audiences for a number of its shows as a precautionary measure following the government's declaration of a state of public health emergency due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In a statement released by the network, “ABS-CBN has decided to temporarily stop admitting studio audience to its shows starting today (10 March 2020).”

The statement also said, “The safety and well-being of our studio audience, artists, crew, and production teams are of utmost importance to us and we are taking this option for their protection.”

Meanwhile, media network GMA's noon-time show also suspended the entrance of its live audiences on Monday to protect their health from the threat of COVID-19.