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Coronavirus concerns have 'The Price is Right' substituting travel prizes

The CBS game show is now running a disclaimer at the end of each episode.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Price is Right is known for offering lavish vacations. 

But, the global COVID-19 outbreak might force the game show to substitute some of those prizes.

This week, a disclaimer running in the credits said:

"This episode was recorded prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. Travel prizes in regions affected by COVID-19 may be fulfilled with alternative arrangements. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control's website."

On March 3, the Showcase Showdown featured trips to the Netherlands and Thailand. Cases of coronavirus have been recorded in both of those countries. 

It is common for game shows to substitute prizes under certain circumstances, especially when a natural disaster affects a contestant's travel prize destination.

The coronavirus has had an impact on another CBS show. The Amazing Race stopped production in an abundance of caution.

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