Concerts by K-pop artists in Macau and Singapore have been postponed due to coronavirus, which has killed 213 people in China to date.
Dreammaker Entertainment announced that Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon’s “The Unseen” concert in Singapore slated on Feb. 1, and NCT Dream’s “The Dream Show” scheduled on Feb. 8 and 9 in Macau, and Feb. 15 Singapore have been postponed.
“The safety of artists, patrons and staff is our top priority and we will continue to act on advice from the authorities on the coronavirus and take precautionary measures in line with prevention efforts,” it said.
According to Singapore’s Ministry of Health, as of Jan. 30, there are 13 confirmed coronavirus cases. The last three cases are Chinese nationals from Wuhan aged 31, 37 and 73 who arrived in Singapore on Jan. 21 and 22.
An update from China’s National Health Commission website showed that as of Jan. 30, there are 213 deaths from coronavirus and 9,692 confirmed cases including seven in Macau.
In South Korea, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that as of Jan. 30, there are seven confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country. The Philippine has one confirmed case.
Top Media, the agency of Kim Woo-seok, former member of boy band X1, postponed the Jan. 30 ticket selling of the star’s fan meeting in Seoul slated on Feb. 22.
Super Junior, who made their comeback with the repackaged album “Timeless” on Jan. 28, donated 10,000 masks to children in Korea as preventive measure against coronavirus. Their comeback show “Super Junior The Stage” was held privately without fans.
In Manila, Happee Sy-Go of Pulp Live World announced that they will impose a “no mask, no entry” policy for all its shows. Body temperatures will also be checked and alcohol stations will be set up.