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'Amazing Race' suspends filming as precaution amid coronavirus outbreak

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 16:22:24-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The globe-trotting reality series “The Amazing Race” is taking a breather as a precaution due to the virus outbreak affecting several countries.

CBS said in a statement Friday that it had temporarily suspended production and was sending contestants and crew members home as a precautionary measure.

Filming on the show’s 33rd season was in its early stages.

The network says none of its contestants or crew have exhibited any signs they've been infected by coronavirus, but they will continue to be monitored after they return home.

“At this time, no racers or anyone on the production team traveling with them have contracted the virus, or shown symptoms, and we are not aware of anyone being exposed to it,” a network spokesperson said in a statement obtained by the Associated Press. “Out of an abundance of caution, everyone involved in the show will continue to be monitored when they return home.”