Big Brother Australia housemates are unaware of Coronavirus pandemic
They're the only people in the country who have no idea
The current crop of Big Brother Australia housemates may possibly be the only people in Australia who aren’t aware of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Big Brother contestants – this season’s stars began filming in Sydney’s Manly three weeks ago – are famously not told about news events whilst they are locked up inside the house and according to The Australian, have not been told about the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus was confirmed as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. The first case in Australia was reported in January.
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Housemates are in total isolation during their time on the show but have access to a well-stocked supply of food and basic essentials.
Australia has more than 300 confirmed coronavirus cases, including five deaths, as of Monday afternoon.
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It is expected to air this July ahead of the Olympics.