On May 18, Dispatch Reported that Four 97 Liners BTS‘s Jungkook, Seventeen‘s Mingyu, NCT‘s Jaehyun, and ASTRO‘s Cha Eun Woo were at Itaewon during coronavirus breakouts.
The “Itaewon Idols” Visited in a Restaurant and two Entertainment facilities in the neighborhood of Itaewon from the evening of April 25 till dawn on April 26.
Previously A confirmed Patient visited clubs in the area on May 2 and tested positive on May 6. After this confirmed case, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters (CDSCHQ) requested that anyone who visited entertainment facilities (including clubs, bars, and more) at Itaewon urge them to refrain from going out and stay at home.
According to Dispatch, the four idols got tested and their tests came out negative. However, because coronavirus can stay inert for up to 14 days, the four idols had to stay home until May 10th.
The Jungkook’s Agency Big Hit Officially Released the Full Concerned Statement regarding this Situation, Said it is true that Jungkook went to Neighborhood in Itaewon and visited the Entertainment Facilities But it was Early From the First Diagnosed Case.
However, there is no margin for excuse regarding the fact that we, as the agency of the artist didn’t Recognise the heavy importance of social distancing and prioritized the artist’s private life over it. We bow our heads to everyone in apology.
BigHit’s Official Statement
This is BigHit Entertainment
This is Our official Statment on Jungkook’s visit to the neighborhood of Itaewon.
Last week, several news outlets reached out to us to ask about whether Jungkook had visited the neighborhood of Itaewon, and we Apologize for the uncertain Response to Questions.
It is true that Jungkook visited Itaewon. However, at the time of the visit, He did not go to the place where the Outbreak happened in Early May, It was about a week before the date of the first confirmed visit to Itaewon. In addition, since we have taken measures such as Undergoing COVID–19 inspections according to Government Guidelines, we determined that it is not appropriate to disclose the Artist’s personal daily life.
However, this judgment has no excuse, as we as Artist’s Agency didn’t clearly recognize the seriousness of social distance, and put more protection on the artist’s privacy. We bow Our head and apologize to everyone.
On the evening of April 25, Saturday, Jungkook visited a restaurant and bar in the neighborhood of Itaewon with his associates. He showed no Symptoms of COVID-19 such as Coughing or Fever following the visit. He voluntarily received a test for COVID–19 at a Government-designated hospital and Tested Negative. The artist himself is currently feeling deeply regretful for not having faithfully contributed to the Society’s Social distancing efforts.
Big Hit is doing its best to follow COVID–19 guidelines and precautions, such as keeping you in your life. We will be more thorough to prevent this from happening again. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by fans and others.
Big Hit will Do Best to thoroughly follow COVID-19 Guidelines in order to prevent this from happening again in the future. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to Peoples and Fans.
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