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Lee Seung-gi donates 100-million won for coronavirus prevention

By: Ruth L. Navarra

Actor Lee Seung-gi joins the number of Hallyu stars to donate for the prevention of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The NGO Good Neighbors posted on their Instagram account that the actor donated 100-million won or around P4 million.  

Good Neighbors was founded in Korea in 1991.  It is an international NGO serving 192 communities in 40 countries. Their aims include developing communities and protecting children.  

Lee Seung-gi Photo courtesy of Netflix

“I decided to make a donation in hope that needy children in Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province will be safe and protected,” he said. 

“I hope to do what I can to help needy children who are experiencing difficulties in buying protection supplies and daily necessities, to be protected against COVID-19.

Lee starred in dramas such as “Vagabond”, “Hwayugi” and “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho.”  He is part of the ongoing variety show “All the Butlers.” His “Vagabond” co-star Suzy Bae also donated the same amount to Good Neighbors.  

“Goblin” actress Kim Go-eun also donates 100 million won through Good Neighbors to purchase over 40,000 masks. “Kingdom” and “Hyena” lead Ju Ji-hoon also donates through the NGO the amount of 50 million won to purchase supplies to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

South Korea has the biggest coronavirus cluster outside of China with over 1,500 infections.

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