Britain’s Channel 5 has announced it will trim Neighbours and Home and Away from 5 to 2 episodes a week each due to the coronavirus.
“As a result of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to reduce the number of episodes for Neighbours and Home and Away from five to two per week for both soaps, so that our viewers can continue to enjoy them for as long as possible,” the broadcaster said.
“Both programmes will air on Monday and Fridays, effective from Monday 30th March.”
Home & Away is currently off air in Australia for news specials, whilst production has also halted.
But Neighbours resumed after a brief pause last week and hopes to continue to its scheduled production break at the end of next week.
A 10 spokesperson told TV Tonight, “Neighbours will continue to give viewers fresh entertainment while they are at home – five nights a week on 10 Peach.”
Source: Digital Spy.