90 Day Fiance could face trouble keeping production going with the rising travel bans and quarantines over coronavirus. Already, bans affected Michael Ilesanmi and wife Angela Deem. While Angela’s home state of Georgia is increasingly hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, Michael’s got bigger problems back in Nigeria.
All this means trouble for international couples which could shut down TLC’s ability to film overseas. Will 90 Day Fiance franchises that film on foreign soil be in trouble – including The Other Way and Before the 90 Days?
90 Day Fiance: COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Overseas Couples
Before it reached the US, COVID was already spreading across Europe and other continents. A lot of our favorite 90 Day Fiance couples could face problems, particularly those on Before the 90 Days. Although, this risk isn’t that surprising since the show is all about finding love with a foreigner. And that means travel – and potential trouble.
Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee wound up quarantined in South Korea as a result of the virus. Increasing travel bans have kept them from leaving the country. Although Michael Ilesanmi and Angela Deem married in Nigeria in January, this affects them too. In fact, there’s two disease outbreaks hitting this 90 Day Fiance pair.
Many of the current 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days stars could also face problems due to the strict travel limitations. Ed Brown and Rosemarie being one pair. Rosemarie is from the Philippines, where COVID-19 hit and the country’s banning travel to protect its people.
Also, Yolanda Leak’s stock photo boyfriend Williams was reportedly from Manchester, which falls inside the latest travel ban. But, since her 90 Day Fiance guy is a catfish, coronavirus may be the one thing she’s safe from when it comes to her online love.
Angela & Michael Ilesanmi – Nigeria Facing More Dangerous Virus Than COVID-19
Now, Michael Ilesanmi can’t see Angela Deem because of many obstacles. First, the USA already had a travel ban on Michael’s homeland. Second, Angela Deem may be at risk because cases are on the rise of COVID-19 in Georgia and residents have been told to self-quarantine at home.
Plus, there’s something far worse than the coronavirus ravaging the homeland of 90 Day Fiance‘s Michael Ilesanmi. Now, Nigeria is in crisis thanks to an outbreak of the Lassa virus. It’s related to the ebola virus and causes hemorrhagic fever. While COVID-19 has a 1-2% fatality rate, those hospitalized for Lassa have an up to 50% death rate.
An active outbreak raged in February and it’s on-going. So, Michael and Angela’s relationship is facing threats from two separate viruses. And that’s on top of waiting for the spousal visa after their 90 Day Fiance wedding.
90 Day Fiance: Will TLC Shut Down Filming?
Reality and scripted shows alike have postponed filming due to the increasing threat of COVID-19. While TLC could still shoot in the country, the travel ban prevents them from sending film crews anywhere else. This is a major problem because their spinoffs like Before the 90 Days and The Other Way take place overseas.
While the former can take place in both the US and a foreign country, the latter is entirely in another country. What will happen to the TLC show?