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The coronavirus outbreak hits many countries in the world and has slammed the global economy. Many KPop idols have donated millions of won to fight the Covid-19 pandemic after it hits South Korea in the past few months.
South Korea is one of the countries that have the highest number of cases in the world. The first case was found in late January 2020. The main outbreak happened in smaller cities or towns, rather than in big cities.
Quoted from the latest update of Worldometers as of March 23, South Korea has 8,961 cases with 3,166 recovered, 5,684 infected patients, and 111 death cases.
Many countries are adopting a lockdown policy to protect its citizens and reduce the risk of exposure. South Korea only applied this policy on some facilities and apartment complex building where it had the most significant cases. Instead, the South Korean government imposed a large-scale test to 50,000 inhabitants.
The result of its policy is quite surprising. It’s considered a successful method due to a decreasing number of virus spread and its number of cases. One of the strategies that popular and a model to emulate in detecting Covid-19 is drive-thru-clinics.
It’s proven that South Korea’s mass checking and data transparency, which connected to the hospitals, make people confirmed and aware that they can infect others.
Moreover, around 29,000 people are in self-isolation to reduce the risk of exposure to corona outbreaks. Chungha is one of the Kpop idols who put herself in self-quarantine after she returned from Italy last February 24.
KPOP Idols Donation
As the plague continues to spread globally, K-Pop idols have donated millions of won. Some of South Korean K-Pop idols and artists who have contributed to fight Covvid-19 are:
1. Suga & J-Hope BTS
Suga and J-hope BTS are one of the KPOP Idols that must cancel their tour in 2020. Amid coronavirus pandemic. They give back to society by donating 1,640 face masks. It’s delivered directly to North Gwangju. At the same time, Suga also donated 100 Million won too Hope Bridge that located in Daegu city.
2. Red Velvet
"Red Velvet showed a good influence as a top girl group by all five members participating in the donation. Fans are also applauding the red velvet members for their generous donation"#이_시대_최고의_그룹_레드벨벳#TheBestGroupOfThisGeneration_RedVelvet— ʙɪᴇ 💗🐇 (@pinkredbie) February 28, 2020
Red Velvet from Irene to Wendy, donating a total of 230 million won to several social organizations.
3. Girl’s Generation Yoona
Yoona donated 100 million won. She gave her donation to the Seoul Social Welfare Community Fund.
4. Kang Daniel
[단독]강다니엘, 코로나19 확산 방지 5000만원 기부 동참 (출처 : 스타뉴스 | 네이버 TV연예) https://t.co/DzFG3N7LXy— 💎 ➋🅤мσσηℓιgнт@¢уαη³²⁴ 🌙 ʚDαɳιƚყ1기ɞ (@Pop61234050) February 28, 2020
Kang Daniel, joined donation 50 million won for Corona19 prevention of diffusion #강다니엘#KangDaniel#My_idol_is_an_angel@danielk_konnectpic.twitter.com/hKjvbmYI8w
Kang Daniel sent his donation of 50 million Won to Hope Bridge in Daegu.
5. Yunho TVXQ
TVXQ duo member, U-Know Yunho, donated 30 million Won as well to the Chest Community of Korea in Daegu.
6. Naeun Apink
The singer-actress, Naeun Apink, donated 50 million Won. She donated the aid to the Chest Community of Korea in Daegu.
7. Chanyeol and Lay EXO
Chanyeol and Lay donated 50 million Won and 20 million Won each for Hope Bridge.
IU has donated 260 million Won to 4 Korean organizations. Her donation is to provide masks to low-income families as well as medical supplies to hospitals.
9. Gong Yoo
Gong Yoo donated with his real name, Gong Ji Chul. He donated 100 million won to the poor.
10. Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin, the Captain Ri in the drama Crash Landing on You, also generously giving a big amount of financial assistance. He donated 200 million won to the Community Chest of Korea.
11. Super Junior
Super Junior donated 10,000 donations of face masks for children and youth to avoid the risk of getting the virus. They donated to the Community Chest of Korea in Daegu.
12. Lee Min Hoo
Lee Min Ho is one of the South Korean artists with the biggest donations. Lee Min Ho contributed 300 million won.