BTS’s Fans ARMY Donate Refunds From Concert Cancelation To Help Coronavirus Prevention
On February 27, it was announced that BTS’s “Map of the Soul Tour” stops in Seoul that were planned for April 11, 12, 18, and 19 would be canceled due to safety concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. All ticket holders therefore are receiving refunds.
A source from Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association told OSEN on February 28, “After the cancelation of BTS’s Seoul concerts, their fans have been donating their refunds and sharing proof of their donations online.”
They said, “BTS’s fans have been donating after Suga donated 100 million won [approximately $83,000], but there were particularly a lot of donations today. We received 453 donations today by 3 p.m. that were registered under ARMY’s name, BTS member names, or fans’ own names. The donation amount has reached 19,382,416 won [approximately $16,000].”
As of 9 a.m. KST on February 28, there were 256 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Korea, bringing the total in the country to 2,022.