Publications are reporting that Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming TV series The Lord of The Rings has had production suspended due to coronavirus concerns.

According to the New Zealand Herald, progress is being halted for a minimum of two weeks after the country has introduced border controls.

The controls mean that any who arrive in the country must place themselves in isolation for 14 days.

Producer GSR Productions has said ‘there are no clear answers as to when we will resume production’.

A memo reportedly stated: ‘In an abundance of caution, UAP [Untitled Amazon Project] has suspended production for the next two (2) weeks commencing Monday, March 16. This is done in an environment where travel restrictions directed at the control of Covid-19 are issued daily by New Zealand and most other countries.

‘We are doing this to minimise stress on the resources and infrastructures around us by doing our part to reduce population density in our communities and daily activities, in efforts to help reduce the spread of the virus.’

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