Korean celebs donate over $2 million to help fight COVID-19 outbreak

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South Korean celebrities have collectively donated over 2.5 billion won or $2 million to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a report on the entertainment news website Koreaboo.

As of Friday, February 28, Agence France-Presse reported that coronavirus cases in South Korea have escalated to over 2,000. 

Philstar.com report said that “more than 90 percent of the new cases were in Daegu — the city at the epicenter of the outbreak in South Korea.” 

Here are some of the many K-pop idols and Hallyu stars who gave generous donations, in cash and in kind, to aid the fight against the viral outbreak in their country. 

Parasite director Bong Joon Ho – 100 million ($82,000)

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Crash Landing On You star Son Ye-jin – 100 million won ($82,000)

Suga of BTS – 100 million won ($82,000) 

IU – 100 million ($82,000)

K-pop girl group Red Velvet — 230 million won ($190,000)

GOT7’s JB 10 million won – ($8,200)

X1’s Yohan – 10 million won ($8,200)

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Suzy Bae – 100 million won ($82,000)

ASTRO’s Cha Eunwoo – 30 million won ($24,000)

Sunmi – 10 million won ($8,200)

Kang Daniel – 50 million won ($41,000)

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Apinks’ Naeun – 50 million won ($41,000)

Park Shin-Hye – 50 million won ($41,000)

Park Bo Young – 50 million won ($41,000)

Kim Go Eun – 100 million won ($82,000)

Girl’s Day Hyeri – 100 million won ($82,000)

Shin Min Ah – 100 million won ($82,000)

Kim Woo Bin – 100 million won ($82,000)

Running Man’s Yoo Jae Suk – 100 million won ($82,000)

Vagabond’s Lee Seung-gi – 100 million won ($82,000)

Gong Yoo – 100 million won ($82,000)

Song Joong-ki – 100 million won ($82,000)

Park Seo Joon – 100 million won ($82,000)

Girls Generation’s Yoona – 100 million won ($82,000)

Sm Entertainment, one of the largest K-pop labels, also donated 500 million won or over $400,000.

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