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Stars donate to fight coronavirus

Feb 27,2020
Korean stars are opening up their wallets and donating what they can to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Actors Kim Woo-bin, Lee Byung-hun, Shin Min-a and entertainer Yoo Jae-suk have each donated 100 million won ($82,200) to organizations including Hope Bridge - Korea Disaster Relief Association and Community Chest of Korea this week. The donations are to be used to provide masks, hand sanitizers and other relief aids for low-income families.

Singer Lee Seung-hwan also donated 30 million won to the Hope Bridge - Korea Disaster Relief Association, as did TV personality Lee Hye-young, who donated 10 million.

Actor Ahn Jae-wook donated 20 million won to Red Cross Korea to help out residents of Daegu, which is currently the epicenter of the virus outbreak, Ilgan Sports reported.

Singer-turned-actor Hyeri also donated 100 million won to Save the Children, which will be used to help underprivileged kids in Daegu.

By Esther Chung