Several K-pop acts have opted to cancel or postpone their shows in Southeast Asia amid safety fears concerning the spread of coronavirus.
The virus outbreak has killed more than 300 people and reached more than 20 countries, leading to widespread fear and disruption across the live entertainment industry.
South Korean supergroup GOT7 has cancelled two stadium concerts in Bangkok, with new dates for the shows not set yet. The band has also cancelled its concert in Singapore.
K-pop queen Taeyeon postponed a show in Singapore on Saturday over concerns about the virus, with fans waiting to hear whether her concerts scheduled for February 22 and 23 at the Thunder Dome Muang Thong Thani will go ahead.
WINNER and NCT Dream also cancelled shows in Singapore and Macao, according to their agency and concert organiser.
Meanwhile, TWICE’s Tokyo fan signing events on February 1 and 2 were cancelled.
Infinite’s Kim Sung Kyu have said they will take precautions at the venues of their upcoming South Korean concerts to ensure the health of audiences, including providing face masks and disinfectants. However, fans across Twitter have voiced concerns about the show going ahead, stating that it would not be enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus in a crowd.