The virus in Wuhan is wide-spreading and the authority in Mainland China has ordered all television productions to stop working with immediate effect. However before finding a cure successfully, the drama set at Hengdian has resumed the shooting. Zanilia Zhao (趙麗穎) and Wang Yibo (王一博) are filming new series (有翡) while Wang Kai (王凱), Yang Shuo (楊爍), Dong Zijian (董子健) are shooting Like a Flowing River 2 (大江大河2) drama, and Yang Mi (楊冪) and Bai Yu (白宇) are filming new series (謝謝你醫生). In addition, Qin Lan (秦嵐) and Wu Jingyan (吳謹言) have begun to resume the shooting for new drama (傳家). Because of the heavy losses, the production teams decide to continue the filming which anger the fans who are worried about their idols’ safety.
Apparently, the Chinese government will pursue the responsibility with the movie company if someone is infected with the virus, and the staff including artistes have the right to reject the work. When Apple Daily HK (蘋果) checked with the producer Mr Wong (王先生) working in Hengdian, he said: “Many productions have stopped working for 2 weeks and continue to pay all the staff. Hence, they incur heavy losses and choose to resume work even if it endanger their lives. Based on my understanding, all staff are willing to come back and the artistes understand the company’s difficulty. It will not be suspended unless someone is infected.”
In fact, Yang Mi is concerned about Wuhan virus all along and made donations to help the disaster. On 16th February 2020, some Chinese netizen revealed Yang Mi donated 990 protective suits and 15 cases of disinfectants by using her agency, 2 managers and her name on Weibo. It is finally delivered to Suizhou Central Hospital (隨州市中心醫院), (隨縣人民醫院) and (廣水市第一醫院) on 15th February, after the efforts put in by the staff.