K-pop star Jaejoong says he has COVID-19 as a joke of April Fool – and fans are not amused – National

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K-pop star Jaejoong said on Wednesday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I was infected with COVID-19. This is the result of my neglect, ignoring the warning words shared by the government and those around me, “wrote group member JYJ.

The message continued, “An individual’s actions can have such a big impact on society as a whole. I am truly sorry for those who may have been infected because of me. My foolish judgment of living as if it could not happen to me is the reason why I am like that today.

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Jaejoong added that he was “currently hospitalized” and “thought a lot about my past and felt both grateful and sorry.”

“There are a lot of things I want to say. There are a lot of people I want to see so much, ”concluded the message.

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According to Soompi, Jaejoong’s CJeS Entertainment agency released a statement that it is currently trying to confirm the news since it is in Japan.

Shortly after, Jaejoong edited the caption to read, “What if the people we love, someone who is precious to us, get the virus? It’s such a heartbreaking thing to think about. “










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The revised caption continued: “Currently, an increasing number of my acquaintances and industry representatives are tested positive. It’s not something far away. When neglect turns a sad premonition into reality, it’s not something we can just end up wiping away our tears. “

“Although it went far enough for April Fools, so many people worried about me in a short period of time,” he added.

“Oh… and I don’t think of it as an April Fool joke. My family and friends get sick .. and die .. It’s never !! just someone else’s problem. I wanted to tell you that protecting me is protecting the precious people around us, “wrote Jaejoong. “I will accept any punishment I receive from this position. I hope you are all in good health. “

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Many fans of group member JYJ turned to social media after Jaejoong falsely claimed that he had COVID-19, using the hashtag #JaejoongIsOverParty.

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After the backlash, Jaejoong went to Instagram to apologize to the fans and said the joke was a public service announcement to “minimize the victims of coronavirus.”

“I am also personally aware that it was something that should not be done,” wrote Jaejoong, according to Soompi. “First of all, on the social media post I wrote, I would like to express my sincere apologies to those who have suffered as a result of COVID-19 and to those who have been disrupted in their administrative work. “

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The message continued: “Poor judgment. I knew that was it. Knowledge of response methods and the dangerousness of the current virus epidemic. I wanted to get this message out because I was hoping people would be more aware and so we could minimize the number of people who are suffering from COVID-19. “










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“Unlike the people who work hard to get us out of COVID-19, there are many people who enjoy their free time while dressing as usual and without wearing masks. When I heard this, I thought there should be more awareness. “

He said he thought his article on April Fools “went a long way, but I thought if people paid a lot of interest, then they could listen.”

“This method has hurt a lot of people and I get criticism about it. For causing distress, I sincerely apologize to the hard-working government agencies and health professionals because of COVID-19 and to the many people who follow the instructions to give up their lifestyle and do everything that they can to overcome that, ”post concluded.

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you should know:
Health authorities warn against all international travel. Returning travelers are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning on March 26, in case they develop symptoms and prevent the spread of the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented recommendations or additional enforcement measures to ensure the self-isolation of people returning to the region.
Symptoms may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people may develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying at home as much as possible, and keeping two meters away from others if you go out.
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