Korean star Ji Chang Wook cancels Manila fan meet amid COVID-19 scare 


South Korean actor Ji Chang Wook has called off his supposed fan meet in Manila this 2020 as a precaution amid the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) scare.

His agency, Glorious Entertainment, made the announcement on Tuesday.

The statement said: “In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and related damage, we decided to postpone the ‘Ji Chang Wook 2020 Asia Tour Fan Meeting’ in Manila (Philippines).”

“We would like to ask you for a lot of understanding. Thank you,” it added. 

Statement from Glorious Entertainment

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official name of the novel coronavirus as COVID-19.

The Korean superstar’s Manila stop is part of his Asia Tour Fan Meeting.

His events in Seoul, Bangkok and Taiwan were also postponed.

Chang Wook starred in popular K-dramas like Healer, The K2 and Suspicious Partner.

His most recent TV appearance was in the 2019 romantic comedy-drama Melting Me Softly.  

Other Korean acts like EXO and the Running Man cast have already postponed their events in the country.

Meanwhile, K-pop group NCT Dream is set to hold their upcoming Dream Show at the New Frontier Theater Manila on February  29.

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