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ITAEWON CONNECTION: Agencies of BTS, SEVENTEEN, NCT, ASTRO apologise for their artistes’ behaviour amid COVID-19 resurgence

ITAEWON CONNECTION: Agencies of BTS, SEVENTEEN, NCT, ASTRO apologise for their artistes’ behaviour amid COVID-19 resurgence

KATHMANDU: Various South Korean media shops have mentioned that the companies of 4 idols have issued statements and apologised for his or her artistes’ position within the current Itaewon sightings and failure to watch social distancing amid the resurgence of COVID-19 outbreak within the nation.

On May 18, Dispatch reported that BTS’s Jungkook, SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu, NCT’s Jaehyun, and ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo had spent an evening out within the neighbourhood of Itaewon the place the current resurgence of COVID-19 started.

South Korea lately noticed a spike within the variety of COVID-19 instances after a affected person with the virus visited golf equipment in Itaewon.

The 4 idols frolicked in a restaurant and two bars in Itaewon from the night of April 25 until daybreak on April 26. The aforementioned confirmed affected person visited golf equipment within the space on May 2 and examined constructive on May 6. After this confirmed case was introduced, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters (CDSCHQ) requested that anybody who visited leisure amenities in Itaewon between April 24 and May 6 chorus from leaving their properties.

Reports about idols who have been noticed in Itaewon surfaced a couple of days earlier, however their names weren’t revealed, and their companies said they might not confirm the actual fact because it pertained to the artistes’ private lives.

The companies of the 4 idols have been below hearth for his or her response stating that it was their idols’ personal lives or was unable to be verify. However, after Dispatch’s report, the idols’ companies have launched official statements stating the report is true and that every one idols had examined unfavourable for COVID-19.

In a press release Jungkook’s company Big Hit Entertainment mentioned: “It is true Jungkook went to the neighbourhood of Itaewon. However, on the time, he didn’t go to the place that turned an issue as a result of confirmed case in early May… However, there isn’t a room for excuse concerning the truth that we, because the company of the artiste in query, had not correctly recognised the heavy significance of social distancing and prioritised the safety of the artiste’s personal life over it. We bow our heads to everybody in apology.”

Mingyu’s company Pledis Entertainment additionally launched a press release. “First, we deeply apologise for inflicting concern to many with the report concerning Pledis Entertainment artiste SEVENTEEN member Mingyu’s go to to the neighbourhood of Itaewon. Mingyu is deeply reflecting on his inappropriate behaviour of not abiding by the social pointers throughout the federal government’s social distancing interval.”

Cha Eun Woo’s company Fantagio in a press release mentioned, “We have confirmed that Cha Eun Woo went to the neighbourhood of Itaewon on April 25. We apologise that he didn’t comply with social distancing pointers and precipitated concern attributable to our careless administration … The artiste himself is deeply reflecting on not faithfully contributing to the social distancing efforts.”

Jaehyun’s company SM Entertainment additionally apologised for his or her artiste’s behaviour. “We apologise for inflicting concern throughout a time when many individuals are struggling attributable to COVID-19. Jaehyun didn’t present signs, however when COVID-19 broke out within the membership in Itaewon and began to unfold, he voluntarily obtained a COVID-19 prognosis take a look at and examined unfavourable. Jaehyun is deeply reflecting on the truth that he was not cautious through the interval of social distancing when everybody ought to be refraining from on a regular basis gatherings. We additionally deeply apologise for failing to information and handle our artiste to make sure that he rigorously comply with social distancing protocols throughout his private time as properly.

All 4 idols obtained examined for COVID-19 and obtained unfavourable outcome.



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