The number of Global Coronavirus cases is globally irising and government across the world has imposed a temporary shutdown. In India 112 cases of coronavirus have been registered till date, many state governments have already closed down schools, colleges, universities, government offices and have also requested the private firms to allow their employees to work from home to control the spread of Covid-19.
On 15th March, the film Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE), Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA), Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA), Western India Film Producers’ Association (WIFPA) and Indian Film and TV Producers Council (IFTPC) has decided to close down shooting for web series, movies, serials from 19th March to 31st March to avoid the coronavirus outbreak.
This decision is going to affect the film industry of our country, mostly the television sector. It’ll also take a toll on the Bengali film industry, soon the Eastern India Motion Pictures Association (EIMPA), Federation of Cine Technicians and Workers of Eastern India (FCTWEI), West Bengal Motion Picture Artists’ Forum and other bodies will sit for an emergency meeting keeping in mind the health priority of the cast and crew.
However, few Bengali movies are scheduled to hit the theatres in April.
Coronavirus is continuing to spread which looks like a pandemic. The World Health Organization declared Novel Coronavirus pandemic as a global health emergency. Scientists and doctors around the globe are trying to figure out a cure for the deadly disease as still now there is no vaccine to prevent the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.