Miami.- The Univision network reported Wednesday that it made the decision to close Newsport, its main building located in the US city of Miami, after two employees who work there tested positive for the coronavirus.
“The building will reopen as soon as a thorough disinfection and cleaning job is completed at all facilities. Several team members who were in contact with those who tested positive have been quarantined,” Univision said on its website. of news.
The chain added that it will move its operations to the other smaller building it has in Doral, where all the programs were carried out until 2013 and where there are still fully operational studies.
Special programs and live variety shows were currently recorded there, such as the “Look who dances” contest and “Falling in love,” the latter suspending broadcasts last week.
Newsport, inaugurated in August 2013, was for years the infrastructure with the most advanced technology for the production and broadcasting of news in the United States.
In that place, located in the city of Doral, part of Greater Miami, the programs “Despierta América”, “Digital Edition”, “Primer Impacto”, “El Gordo y la Flaca”, “Noticiero Univision” and “Edition Nocturna ”, among others.
It is also the headquarters of the local channel Univision 23 and houses the digital news and entertainment divisions, as well as numerous radio studios.
Although today the broadcasts of the morning programs were made from their studios, as of the afternoon the live shows and the Univisión newscasts have been broadcast from outside the facilities, while some of the talents were contacted from their homes.
Precisely for almost two weeks the non-essential personnel of the chain have been working from their homes, while live programs had suspended the visit of special guests.
Likewise, two of its most prominent journalists, Mexicans Jorge Ramos and Enrique Acevedo, completed a two-week quarantine after being in contact with infected or potentially infected people.
This current COVID-19 pandemic has so far infected 413,467 people worldwide and caused 18,433 deaths, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).