February 27th, 2020

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YG confirms that they're preparing a new girlgroup

YG Entertainment is gearing up to debut a new girl group.

On February 27, SPOTV News reported that the agency is working to launch a new girl group in the second half of the year. YG Entertainment has reportedly finalized the group members and recently signed artists contracts with them.

In response to the reports, YG Entertainment commented, “It is true that we are planning a new girl group,” and explained, “The exact details will be revealed through an official announcement later on.”

The agency added, “We are currently focusing on new album preparations for BLACKPINK and WINNER.”

YG Entertainment is also preparing for the new boy group TREASURE to debut this year.

sources: soompi, naver 1, 2

place your bets on when the girls will actually debut in the comments

NCT127 "NEO City The Awards" North American Tour tickets on sale tomorrow

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source: SubKultureEnt 1 2 3

52 countries restrict entry from coronavirus-hit S. Korea

More than 50 countries are restricting the entry of travelers from South Korea with bans or tougher quarantine procedures over coronavirus concerns, foreign ministry data showed Friday, as the number of infections topped 2,000 confirmed cases here.

Twenty-seven parts of the world have entry bans on South Koreans and foreigners who have visited the Asian country in the past few weeks, up from the previous day's tally of 22. They include Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Jamaica and two others.

A few more European countries began to toughen quarantine procedures for people from South Korea, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Iceland and Croatia.

Many of these countries have added China, Japan, Singapore and Italy -- where major outbreaks of the virus have occurred -- on their quarantine lists.

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source: Yonhap News

BTS Map of the Soul Tour shows in Seoul cancelled due to COVID-19

Big Hit has officialy cancelled the Apr 11, 12, 18 & 19 concerts in Seoul Olympic Stadium for the MOTS tour due to the government measures regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

-The priority is the safety and health of attendees, artist, staff and crew.
-The tour involved a considerable amount of people coming from around the globe and 200,000 assistants, which caused uncertainty of how likely was for them to access the SK border.
-They decided to cancel now due to the amount of international fans planning a trip to SK for the show and how a last-minute cancellation would be a worse impact.
-The decision was made to comply with SK government measures regarding public events and use of cultural and sports facilities.
-SK is the second country with most COVID-19 outrbreaks, after China.
-The rest of the dates for USA, Canada, Europe and Japan are still scheduled.

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This is sad but not surprising and the best decision. I really do wonder what's gonna happen with the rest of the tour... Japan is also at risk I think. Stay safe everyone and don't panic or believe shady social media news. Check for reliable local sources when reading about COVID-19 in your country.

Sources: BTS Facebook, NY Times live COVID-19 updates