Coronation Street actor tests positive for coronavirus

Exclusive: production on the ITV soap was disrupted at the end of last week but continued on Monday

Production of Coronation Street has been disrupted after an actor on the soap opera tested positive for coronavirus, the Guardian has learned.

The actor found out they had Covid-19 at the end of last week, affecting the shooting schedule and forcing adjustments to filming, according to individuals on the programme. The news is a high-profile blow to the wider UK television industry as it attempts to restart drama production during the pandemic.

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