Filming on the new Jurassic World movie at Pinewood Studios in the UK has been suspended for two weeks because of COVID-19 cases on set.
Director Colin Trevorrow tweeted on Wednesday that there were “a few” positive tests for the virus.
He added that the individuals tested negative shortly after, but that they would be pausing for two weeks to adhere to safety protocols.
Woke up to the news we had a few positive Coronavirus tests on Jurassic World: Dominion. All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks. Back soon. pic.twitter.com/DxuqX9UdgX
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) October 7, 2020
A spokesperson for Universal Pictures said they were informed of the positive tests and that all tested negative.
“The safety and well-being of our entire cast and crew is paramount,” the spokesperson added.
“Those who initially tested positive are currently self-isolating, as are those who they have come into contact with.”
On Tuesday, Universal said that the release of Jurassic World: Dominion was being delayed a year to June 2022.
The franchise starring Chris Pratt was one of the first major Hollywood productions to restart after pandemic-related shutdowns.
The New York Times in August wrote about the enhanced safety protocols on the set and a few crew member cases in Britain and in Malta over the northern summer.
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