More Events Cancelled Due To Accelerating Coronavirus Outbreak In South Korea
COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is being spread quickly in South Korea. In light of government advice to avoid holding events at which large numbers of people gather, more events in the entertainment industry have been cancelled, postponed, or changed. As of February 23 at 5:30 p.m. KST, there are 602 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Korea.
Big Hit Entertainment shared through the agency’s official social channels that the global press conference for BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” will proceed without the press present at the event. The press conference will instead be broadcast live on YouTube. The agency additionally asked the press and fans to refrain from visiting the venue. The live stream will begin on February 24 at 2 p.m. KST.
Film “Time to Hunt,” starring Lee Je Hoon, Choi Woo Shik, Ahn Jae Hong, and Park Jung Min, will be postponing its release date. The movie was originally scheduled for release in theaters on February 26.
The press conference and interviews for film “Innocence” starring Shin Hye Sun, Bae Jong Ok, and Heo Joon Ho have been cancelled. The film’s press conference had been scheduled for February 24, and an interview with Shin Hye Sun and Bae Jong Ok were to take place on February 26. The producers shared, “Once we reach a decision, we will announce potential changes to the film’s release date and future press conference and interview dates.”
Jang Sung Kyu’s popular YouTube channel “Workman” revealed that they were unable to record new content February 21 due to COVID-19 and will return a week later. The channel uploads a new video every Friday at 6 p.m. KST.