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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ is scaling back production because of a rise in COVID-19 cases

The film — shooting in Malta — sees a surge in the coronavirus

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Chris Pratt is surrounded by raptors in “Jurassic World.”

Chris Pratt is surrounded by raptors in “Jurassic World.”

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“Jurassic World: Dominion” will scale back a little bit of its filming in Malta because the country has seen a surge in COVID-19 infections, Deadline reports.

What’s happening?

  • The film’s stars — Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Sam Neill — won’t travel to the country because of the rise in infections, according to Deadline.
  • Four “Jurassic World” crew members tested positive for COVID-19 on the island, though, Deadline reports.

  • Malta has about 600 active cases on the island, which is about half of the country’s total cases. The country has closed bars, concert halls and sports clubs because of the recent spike.

Production notes for ‘Jurassic World’:

The official “Jurassic World” Instagram account released a photo from production, offering a look at how the film is being made during the pandemic, as I wrote about for Deseret.com.

The account said: “Behind the scenes on the set of ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ with safety protocols at .”

Howard told The New York Times that actors aren’t included in prep.

Until now, actors were not really included in prep. But in order to get any of us on a plane, we had to thoroughly understand the protocols, who was involved and hear second and third opinions. We are the guinea pigs who are going to take the leap.