The Wendy Williams show is suspending production indefinitely over coronavirus fears
The Wendy Williams show is suspending production indefinitely amid the coronavirus crisis, the host confirmed.
Earlier today, Williams took to Twitter to announce the decision for the show (which films in New York) to be put on hold as COVID-19 cases continue to soar worldwide.
"Considering the current escalation of the coronavirus, production of 'The Wendy Williams Show' will be put on hold, indefinitely," her statement read.
“In place of live shows we will air repeats and we will continue to monitor the situation with the CDC and city officials to determine the best time to return and produce live shows again," she added. "I love you for watching!"
This is the moment Wendy Williams slams Corey Feldman's Charlie Sheen allegations and says her should be "glad he's not dead":
According to NBC New York, New York City was left "looking a little like a ghost town" today as more citizens refrain from leaving their homes due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
In a report from the World Health Organization on Wednesday (11 March), they declared that the COVID-19 outbreak is now being officially recognized as a pandemic:
"WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.
We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death."
At the time of writing (March 13), there have been 132,567 cases of coronavirus and 4,947 deaths from the disease worldwide.
Related - this is the moment Zhang Guangfen, the oldest patient to be cured of coronavirus, was escorted out of the hospital by a group of medics: