Update: TVXQ’s Yunho Investigated For Violating Social Distancing Regulations + SM And Yunho Issue Apologies
Updated March 10 KST:
Hello. This is Jung Yunho.
I apologize. I greatly disappointed the people who have believed in me and supported me.
Above all, I am very sorry to the healthcare workers who are working hard and dealing with a difficult situation due to COVID-19 and to everyone who has been going through difficult and tiring days.
I am very ashamed and angry with myself for being unable to abide by the business hour restrictions when meeting with my friends and spending time talking with them, and many people must also be angry and upset by my wrongdoing.
I feel so regretful and sorry for not paying more attention and for my wrongdoing.
I will reflect deeply on violating the social distancing regulations and more thoroughly follow the COVID-19 social distancing regulations, and in each moment I will think deeply before I act.
Once again, I sincerely apologize.
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SM Entertainment has released a statement regarding Yunho violating COVID-19 social distancing regulations.
On March 9, it was reported that the TVXQ member was being investigated by the police for staying at a restaurant in Gangnam until approximately 12 a.m. KST on an evening in late February. According to current social distancing regulations in Seoul, restaurant operation is only allowed until 10 p.m. KST, and customers are required to leave before then.
In response to the report, Yunho’s agency SM Entertainment released the following statement:
This is SM Entertainment.
We sincerely apologize for causing concern in this situation where many people are having a difficult time due to COVID-19.
Yunho recently met up with three acquaintances at a restaurant in Gangnam, and he was investigated for staying past the business operating hours restricted by regulation.
Yunho is deeply reproaching and reflecting on himself for causing disappointment to many people due to a moment of carelessness.
We are also apologetic for not thoroughly managing and guiding our artist to follow social distancing guidelines in his personal time as well.
In order for the hard work of medical workers, quarantine staff, volunteers, and everyone making efforts to overcome COVID-19 to not go to waste, we will strive to improve our education and guidance of social distancing regulations.
We once again apologize for causing concern.