Coronation Street has seen plenty of drama on the cobbles over the years and now is no different with various storylines keeping fans of the ITV show hooked. But there has been drama away from the show as well in recent months with the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately for fans, the problems caused by COVID-19 have now hit the street.
In the ITV weekday drama, Gemma Winter (played by Dolly-Rose Campbell) is struggling to cope with her newborn quadruplets.
Mum Bernie (Jane Hazlegrove) has spotted the signs of post-natal depression and is eager to help so has moved in with her daughter and Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) to lighten the load.
But with Chesney still in the dark about how Gemma is not coping with being a new mum to four babies, the mum and daughter duo are doing their best to juggle mental health issues and the newborns.
However, this is far from the only issue on the cobbles.
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David Platt’s (Jack P Shepherd) wife Shona (Julia Goulding) is still suffering from severe memory loss and amnesia after she was shot during the Christmas winter wonderland chaos.
She is continually refusing to see David and has now requested a divorce as she cannot remember who he is.
Meanwhile, abusive Geoff (Ian Bartholomew) is still up to no good as he is now cheating on wife Yasmeen (Shelley King) with an escort.
But following a request made by Alya (Sair Khan) for information on Geoff’s background with the help of Claire’s Law, the police have details about his past which could give Yasmeen the courage to leave her husband for good.
So will she listen to the officers or continue to live in fear of Geoff and what he’s going to do next.
When is Coronation Street on this week?
On Sunday, March 22, ITV announced filming would stop on both Coronation Street and fellow soap Emmerdale.
This came after news BBC’s Eastenders had halted filming new episodes while the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.
These are just a few of many shows which have decided to stop making new shows in a bid to try and put an end to the pandemic sooner rather than later.
But it is also thanks to the coronavirus that there will now also be fewer episodes of Coronation Street airing every week.
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These are usually made up of half-hour episodes with two being shown every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
However, with filming now stopped on the Manchester-based soap opera, Coronation Street will be halving its number of weekly episodes.
From today, Monday, March 30, there will be just one episode being aired instead of two, three days a week at 7.30pm.
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There has been no timeline given as to how long this temporary schedule will last but this will, of course, depend on the progress made with keeping the COVID-19 outbreak under control.
Emmerdale has followed suit and will also be shown just three nights a week on the same days as Coronation Street until further notice.
Coronation Street is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV.
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