Six new cases of COVID-19: The first category of "Star Academy" was postponed again

Covit-19 continues to play tricks on the most popular show on Sunday night: Following the discovery of six more infections among interested academics, the first variety of the new season of “Star Academy” was postponed again to Wednesday.

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These individuals will be isolated for 10 days, according to health protocol, except for four cases last week.

Postponing the start of the season is a “tough move”, production has acknowledged, but it is “possible to ensure its continuation. Given the isolation period and the number of candidates who have received Govt-19, it is unlikely that this will require further postponement,” we explained in a statement.

TVA, Quebecor Content and Productions Déferlantes had already canceled the last-minute broadcast of the first variant, which was scheduled for Sunday, January 16th. The first four events of COVID-19 among interested academics forced the team to make this difficult but necessary choice to protect the artisans and participants working behind and behind the cameras.

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The new season will finally start on Sunday January 30th, led by the Mark Dupree variant.

Earlier on Wednesday, TVA announced that it was postponing the Artis gala to May. The new date should be confirmed within a few weeks.

Tests and trials

We would like to remind you that all interested academics have been adequately vaccinated against Govt-19.

They have been staying in an isolated hotel since January 3rd. “Antigen tests were done as soon as they arrived, and then they were tested every 48 hours until January 12. Every day thereafter. Considering the situation, production also sought PCR tests, which revealed six new cases.

Since the first cases last week, 19 participants in the first category have been in “complete solitude” and the product cares about both “their physical and mental well-being”, with resources such as a psychologist and ENT intervening to assist them. If necessary.

Programming changes

Due to the postponement of the first variety, TVA will air “Les Grands bien-cuits ComediHa!” On Sunday, January 23rd from 7pm. – PA Méthot ”, followed by the second episode of“ True Nature ”from 8:30 pm.

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