Tom Cruise's 'Mission: Impossible 7' shuts down production in Italy amid coronavirus outbreak
Tom Cruise's 'Mission: Impossible 7' shuts down production in Italy amid coronavirus outbreak
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Filming on the latest "Mission: Impossible 7" movie in Venice, Italy has been halted due to coronavirus concerns.

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

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

The news came 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.

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 cancelled his Milan Fashion Week show on Sunday for the health and safety of his models and those planning to attend.

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