‘Mission: Impossible 7’ halted in Italy over coronavirus concerns

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Filming on the latest Mission: Impossible movie in Venice, Italy has been halted due to coronavirus concerns.

The Tom Cruise movie has been temporarily shut down as Italian government officials continue to put a stop to public gatherings, while the number of those affected by the epidemic grows.

The action thriller, the seventh in the series, was set to hit the city for three weeks and now bosses at Paramount are looking into alternate locations, according to Deadline.

The news comes as British singer Mabel pulled the plug on an upcoming Milan gig due to fears about the spread of the disease.

Italian government officials are battling hard to contain the spread of the virus, placing lockdown restrictions on more than 50,000 people in areas which have experienced cases of the virus, which originated in China late last year (2019).

Cases in Italy have surged from three on Friday to more than 200 on Monday, with seven deaths, prompting tough action from officials.

Designer Giorgio Armani canceled his Milan Fashion Week show on Sunday for the health and safety of his models and those planning to attend.