South Korea's coronavirus outbreak has celebrities canceling events & donating to prevention center!
Luna Cho , Feb. 24, 2020, 10:31 a.m.
Due to the skyrocketing coronavirus cases in South Korea, many celebrities have been canceling their events to help prevent further infections. Among the many, SF9 decided to postpone their February fanmeets to mid June. JYP's popular girl group TWICE have also cancelled their Seoul concert 'Twicelights' to avoid the increasing coronavirus cases. The agency also expressed to fans that the decision was in best efforts to protect the health of the artists and fans.
The '2020 Korean Music Awards' was cancelled as well, as the winners list will be available to fans on February 27 KST. Additionally, Taemin decided to postpone his March 13-15th concerts for a later time. As SM Entertainment stated that the postponement of the concert was agreed upon with the audience's safety in mind.
In related news, T-ara's Hyomin donated 3,000 masks to the city of Daegu. She said, "It's not much, but I'd like to be of any help to those in need." Along with Hyomin, beauty YouTuber Risabae, donated 24 million won worth of masks and sanitizers to the Green Umbrella Children's Foundation to help prevent the transmission of coronavirus.
On Sunday the 23rd, the government placed South Korea on its highest alert for infectious diseases, as 833 cases have been confirmed with 8 deaths!