by Thinus Ferreira
Production and filming has restarted this week on SABC2's local Sesotho telenovela, Lithapo, produced by Quizzical Pictures following a studio-held Covid-19 orientation session with the crew and cast.
Filming on Lithapo began in early October 2019 on location in Qwa-Qwa and continued in Johannesburg until production was abruptly shuttered 7 weeks ago when South Africa entered its national shutdown period to try and curb the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus in the country.
With enough episodes in the can, Lithapo has managed to stay on-air on SABC2 uninterrupted with its existing 3 episodes per week rollout schedule.
With the relaxation to Level 4 of the shutdown, South Africa's TV and film industry has returned to studio lots where they have to keep to extreme health and social distancing regulations with Lithapo that resumed filming this week.
Lithapo cast and crew were handed face masks and hand sanitiser on Wednesday.
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