South Korea is one of the countries that has best managed the coronavirus pandemic. So much so, that days ago he decided to release certain entertainment areas in his capital, Seoul. However, an uptick in contagion forced them to be closed again. It was reported that a 29-year-old visited the Itaewon neighborhood, known for its bars and clubs, on 2 May and tested positive for COVID-19 on day 6. Immediately, the authorities called on all persons who visited the area between 24 April and 6 May to isolate themselves in their homes. Several K-Pop stars were entering that range.
BTS Jungkook, SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu, NCT’s Jaehyun and ASTRO’s Cha Eun Who roamed the area from the night of April 25 until dawn on April 26, which immediately turned on the alarms. The agencies of each K-Popper had to go out and give explanations. The communiqués issued are very similar: they apologise for having handled the situation irresponsibly, they ensure that their representatives are reflecting on what was done and, most importantly, report that everyone tested and tested negative.” There is no excuse for the fact that we, as the agency of the artist in question, did not adequately recognize the great importance of social estrangement and prioritize the protection of the artist’s private life over it […] The artist himself is now deeply sorry that he has not faithfully contributed to the social estrangement efforts of the whole society,” reads in the statement issued by Big Hit Entertainment, which represents Jungkook.