On April 6, NTV announced that it will be halting production effective the same day as part of its measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. For a period of 2 weeks, the studio will taking a break from studio recording of variety programs, location shoots of other programs, and studio recording / location shoots for dramas.
The studio has already imposed other measures such as monitoring temperatures and restricting entrance to their building and formed a team to support program production and promote telework.
TBS has previously announced that it will postpone location and studio recordings of dramas and varieties until the 19th. TV TOKYO also announced that recording is suspended. Other TV networks are likely to follow, in anticipation of the government announcing a state of emergency this week.