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Haunting aerial pics show Little Mermaid and Jurassic World film sets frozen in time in Pinewood Studios lockdown

HAUNTING aerial images show the film sets of The Little Mermaid and Jurassic World stopped mid-shoot amid the coronavirus lockdown.

The elaborate sets at Pinewood Studios look like they were abandoned as Boris Johnson announced Britain would shut down to stop the spread of the killer virus.

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Filming stopped on some movies earlier this month, and it is likely the more severe restrictions announced last week saw all sets shut down.

A source told The Sun earlier in the month: "Filming just stopped today and everyone at Pinewood was sent home.

"Staff are being told the site will now be closed for 30 days starting from next Monday."

A spokesperson for Pinewood Studios said at the time: "Pinewood Group are continuing to follow guidance set out by the Government, and the studios remain fully operational."

Pinewood has been at the heart of the British movie business for 80 years, with Bond movie No Time To Die among the productions filmed on its legendary 007 stage.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, 2019's final chapter in the sci-fi hit's franchise, was also shot there in recent years.

Jurassic World: Dominion, which is scheduled for release next year, is being filmed at Pinewood as well as at locations in Canada and Hawaii.

It stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, alongside Jurassic Park originals Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill.

The Sun Online today attempted to contact Pinewood Studios.

Coronavirus has played havoc with many filming schedules, with streaming giant Netflix last week suspending all film and TV production.

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 759 after 181 more deaths were recorded in one day - meaning a Brit is dying every eight minutes. 

On Friday, 168 more deaths were recorded in England along with eight deaths in Scotland, six deaths in Wales and three deaths in Northern Ireland.

The youngest person to die in England was just 29 years old - and four of the patients had no underlying health conditions.

Yesterday's death toll is the UK's biggest 24 hour increase so far - higher than Thursday's jump of 113.

It comes as both the Prime Minister and the Health Secretary test positive for the deadly bug.

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty also said he was suffering symptoms, adding that he would self-isolate as a precaution.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “After experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty.

“The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive.


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“In keeping with the guidance, the Prime Minister is self-isolating in Downing Street."

Yesterday we reported how frontline Heathrow immigration officer and his daughter tragically died from coronavirus 24 hours apart.

Terminal 3 worker Sudhir Sharma, 61, passed away on Wednesday and pharmacist Pooja, 33, the following day.

Coronavirus cases in Britain doubling every three to four days - and will take WEEKS to see result of lockdown

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