As world fights coronavirus pandemic, BTS gives some words of comfort
MANILA, Philippines — South Korean boy group BTS shared Monday some words of encouragement as the world continues to battle the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The seven-member group opened up about their realizations as the virus affected the lives of many.
“COVID-19 has shut down travel and people are keeping their distance from each other. I think the hardest thing may be that we are feeling more and more isolated,” one of the group’s rappers Suga said in a video shared over their Youtube channel.
“We realize more than ever how meaningful our everyday life was. Standing on a stage facing empty seats, we realize how precious each moment with you was,” BTS’ eldest member Jin added.
The group, who recently released their new album “Map of the Soul: 7,” performed in South Korean music shows sans a live audience in a bid to contain the virus.
BTS also took the opportunity to thank all frontliners who have been risking their lives to address the pandemic, which resulted in the death of over 14,740 people worldwide.
“We want to thank the nursing officers, medical staff and everyone battling this virus to protect the safety and lives of the people,” said member J-Hope.
The group’s youngest Jungkook noted that these are the times “we need trust more than doubt, care more than anger.”
“As citizens of Korea and of the world, BTS will face this challenge together with all of you,” he added.
In South Korea, at least 8,900 have been confirmed infected with COVID-19, while at least 100 have already died.
“Everyone, let’s all wait for things to return to normal and do our best where we are,” the group leader RM further said.
The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses named the novel coronavirus as SARS-CoV-2, which outbreak started in China’s city of Wuhan in Hubei province in late 2019.
The virus causes mild symptoms such as fever and cough for most people but can cause serious illness such as pneumonia for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems.
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