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Stars make major donations to help in fight against coronavirus

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Celebrities are continuing to step up and make large donations to help the country battle the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Actor Lee Min-ho and his agency MYM Entertainment donated 300 million won ($252,000) to the donation platform Promiz, which distributed the funds to over eight non-profit organizations, including the Community Chest of Korea, Hope Bridge, Save the Children, ChildFund Korea and more.

Actors Lee Jung-jae and Kim Young-cheol as well as singers Park Hyo-shin and Kim Bum-soo each donated 100 million won to the Community Chest of Korea. Dahyun of girl group Twice donated 50 million won.

Trot singer Hong Jin-young donated 20,000 masks to Daegu City Hall and North Gyeongsang. In January, Hong donated 5,000 masks to a public facility in Asan, South Chungcheong, and the Community Chest of Korea in Incheon. Last month she sent 5,000 masks to senior citizens living alone and low-income households in Incheon.

By Lee Jae-lim

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