KUALA LUMPUR: With seven people dead from the Covid-19 outbreak and the number of confirmed cases increasing to over 700, the government of South Korea has put the country on high alert.
In light of this unfortunate development, many entertainment events have been cancelled.
According to Koreaboo, Big Hit Entertainment, which manages international K-Pop sensation BTS, announced recently that the press conference for the group's latest album, Map Of The Soul: 7, would proceed as planned.
But no members of the press would be attending the event in the flesh, as it would be broadcast live on YouTube instead.
The agency had also advised the press and fans to refrain from visiting the venue.
It is believed that live stream will begin today at 2pm (1pm Malaysian time).
Meanwhile, the release date of Korean film Time To Hunt, which stars Lee Je Hoon, Choi Woo Shik, Ahn Jae Hong and Park Jung Min, has been postponed.
The press conference and interviews for another film, Innocence, have also been cancelled.
The events with its stars, Shin Hye Sun and Bae Jong Ok, we're supposed to happen today and on Wednesday.
Jang Sung Kyu’s popular YouTube channel, Workman, had also announced that they were unable to record new content for last Friday's episode due to the escalation of Covid-19 in the country.