Trevor Noah, South African comedian and TV host, has announced that he will be suspending live audience recordings of ‘The Daily Show,’ an American late-night talk program, over fears of coronavirus.

On Friday, the media personality disclosed that the satire television program would continue without live audience as from March 16.

In an emotional-laden edition of the show, the TV host dedicated a song to the audience, who he described as the “heart and soul” of the show.

According to him, the measure has become imperative to support global efforts aimed at combating the virus.

“You must have heard by now. But to do our thing, to do our part during the pandemic, the Daily Show is not going to have a live studio audience starting from Monday,” he said while addressing the audience.

He also penned terse posts accompanying the video clip, which are dedicated to his audience.

“Bye for now, studio audience,” read one of them.

This comes about the same time when other shows have announced suspension of live studio audience to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Ellen DeGeneres, American media personality, had halted live studio audiencefor ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, her show.

Davido, Nigerian singer, had also suspended tour for ‘A Good Time’, his 2019 album, over the killer virus.



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