The threat of the new coronavirus spreading has caused turmoil in the Korean entertainment industry, resulting in the cancellation and postponement of events.
K-pop stars are also postponing or cancelling large-scale fan meetings and concerts.
Super Junior was scheduled to have a comeback show 'Super Junior The Stage' in Gyeonggi-do, dedicated to their new album where 400 fans were expected to attend. But the event was changed to private recording and only members of Super Junior and some staff attended.
Popular female singer Taeyeon from Girls Generation cancelled her concert in Singapore scheduled to be held in February, saying on her Instagram stories that she is very sorry for the situation, but the health of her fans is far more important.
Another SM Entertainment band, NCT Dream's, has also had its concerts, scheduled for February in Singapore and Macau, temporarily postponed.
[taeyeon_ss STORY IMAGE] 2월 1일 싱가폴에서 진행 될 저의 단독 콘서트가 취소되었어요🙏🏻— ٬٬♡໑ 𝑔𝑒𝑡𝑒 ٬٬♡໑ (@lilpmatte) January 30, 2020
사실 이런 상황에서 공연을
진행해도 마음이 무겁고 진행하지 않아도 마음이 무거운 상태에요ㅠㅠ
그치만 공연장에 오실 많은
팬여러분과 모두의 건강이
제일 먼저 우선이...
The military musical “The Return,” with enlisted idols like EXO’s Xiumin, SHINee’s Onew and VIXX’s N, announced the cancellation some scheduled performances, mostly in February, although concerts scheduled for January 31 in Mokpo and February 28 in Gimhae will be held as planned - as these towns are far away from Seoul.
The KBS, MBC, and SBS TV сhannels with programmes that require live audience such as KBS Music Bank, SBS ‘Popular Songs’, Mnet ‘M Countdown’ have prepared fever detectors and hand sanitisers at the entrance of the studio, and both the audience and the staff have to wear masks. KBS Music bank said that an upcoming recording on 31 January will be without the studio audience.
안녕하세요. 뮤직뱅크 팀입니다.— 뮤직뱅크 (Music Bank) (@KBSMusicBank) January 30, 2020
내일(1/31) 방송은 신종 코로나 추가 확진자 발생에 따라, 부득이하게 관중 없이 진행하게 됐음을 알려드립니다.
내일 본방 티켓 당첨자 분들은 추후 방송에 다시 관중을 받게 될 경우, 우선순위로 티켓을 배부해드릴 예정입니다. 양해 부탁드립니다. 감사합니다.
The novel strain of coronavirus was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December. It has since spread within China and to at least 18 other countries, including the United States, Germany, France and Finland.
The epidemic has already left 170 people dead and more than 7,700 infected in China alone.