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TV Host Ellen DeGeneres Tests Positive for COVID-19

Production on her talk show 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' has been halted till January.

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Ellen DeGeneres on the sets of her chat show <i>The Ellen DeGeneres Show</i>
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Television host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is the latest celebrity to have tested positive for COVID-19. She announced the news on 10 December in a brief statement on social media and said that she is doing "fine".

"Hi Everyone, I wanted to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I'm feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. I'll see you again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe," she wrote on Twitter.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which DeGeneres hosts, has been paused until January. After a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show resumed filming in October with a small, in-person studio audience.

DeGeneres has been mired in controversy following a Buzzfeed report published in July that alleged she turned a blind eye to the toxic workplace culture at Telepictures, the studio that produces her show. The media house published a follow-up story on 9 December and reported that the show is having trouble booking talent and is losing advertisers.

The TV host addressed the allegations on 21 September: "I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say I'm so sorry to the people that were affected," she said.

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