Coronavirus: German Big Brother cast to find out about COVID-19 pandemic live on camera

The cast of the German version of reality TV show Big Brother are about to be told about the coronavirus pandemic while the cameras roll.

When the show's current season of contestants went into isolation in early February, when there were few cases of COVID-19 reported outside of China.

At the time of publishing, Germany has close to 9400 recorded coronavirus COVID-19 cases that have resulted in 26 deaths.

Big Brother is broadcast in Germany by SAT.1, which has faced criticism for not informing the 14 participants about the global pandemic, which has killed over 7000 people worldwide.

On Tuesday night (local time), the show's cameras will be capturing the contestants as they're told of the extent of the pandemic by the Big Brother host and a doctor.

In other countries where Big Brother is currently being filmed, participants have been informed about the pandemic, including in Canada and Australia.

Brazil's Big Brother has opted not to inform its contestants, however, according to the BBC.