Blue Dragon Film Award attendee's positive test rattles actors
With actor Jung Woo-sung testing positive for Covid-19, concern is on the rise about the possible spread of the virus to actors who attended the Blue Dragon Film Awards, held Nov. 26.
The attendants did not wear masks most of the time during the event, though they were seated with one empty seat between them. Jung was fully vaccinated, according to Artist Company.
Organizers say that Jung "hardly came into contact with other actors at the ceremony." Those who did come close to the actor were advised to be tested, the organizers added.
Lee Jung-jae, who presented an award with Jung without wearing a mask, was tested after the ceremony before traveling overseas, and the test was negative.
Lee attended the 31st Gotham Awards, held Nov. 29 in New York, and won a trophy for the "Breakthrough Series -- over 40 minutes" and "Squid Game." Lee attended the event with Kim Ji-yeon, CEO of Siren Pictures, director Hwang Dong-hyuk and actor Jung Ho-yeon.
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