K-ent was also reporting on the public chastisement of idols who were spotting clubbing in Gangnam, Itaewon, and Hongdae, including Kara‘s Gyuri and WINNER member Mino, and reportedly a BTS member as well (though subsequently the original poster has since deleted the post and apologized for it not being true). That’s all fine and dandy for some public chastisement but this past weekend there really did happen what everyone feared – a cluster spread of COVID-19 in Seoul from a nightclub. A 29-year old man went clubbing in Itaewon including at the King Club (he went to 2 convenience stores and 4 clubs in the same night) and later tested positive for COVID-19.
People he encountered are starting to test positive and the spread could potential number in the hundreds after those he infected have gone on to infect others before realizing it and being quarantined. South Korea did a great job of containing the Daegu spread from the Shincheonji church group in February through March and life is basically back to normal there though everyone wears masks (supposedly) and social distances. It’s unclear what will come of this sudden cluster spread but people please consider not doing anything nonessential such as going clubbing.