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Group TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho (real name Jung Yunho) is expected to be fined for violating the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) quarantine guidelines and having a drinking party with acquaintances at an unauthorized nightlife pub.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office 2nd Criminal Division (Chief Prosecutor Park Hyun-cheol) was fined for violating the Infectious Disease Prevention Act on the 2nd from the Gangnam-gu Office in Seoul for violating the Infectious Disease Prevention Act, 4 customers including Yunho Yunho, the president of an entertainment establishment, 4 employees, and 3 entertainment guests. It said that it was commissioned on the 1st of last day.
U-Know Yunho was caught drinking with friends at an entertainment bar in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul at 0:35, past midnight on February 25th, and was caught by the police. The establishment became more controversial in that it was an unlicensed pub that was reported as a general restaurant, and that U-Know Yunho, who was usually called a ‘man of the right life’, violated quarantine guidelines.
According to the notice of the Seoul Metropolitan Government after the 4th stage of quarantine rules for COVID-19 in the metropolitan area were applied, violations of the business limit order are subject to criminal punishment. However, in February of this year, when U-Know Yunho was discovered, there were no criminal punishment regulations in the Seoul city notice, and violation of business hours was a matter of fines, so U-Know Yunho was able to avoid criminal punishment.
However, the president of the entertainment bar is being charged with not only violating the Infectious Disease Prevention Act but also violating the Food Sanitation Act. The same charges were also briefly indicted against five employees and entertainment receptionists.
U-Know Yunho’s agency, SM Entertainment, said, “We will faithfully pay the fines to be imposed in the future.”
SM Entertainment stated, “On the 1st of this month, U-Know Yunho was acquitted on the 1st of this month for violating the city’s quarantine rules past 10 pm at a meeting with friends in February.” It was the first time I visited the site, and I actively cooperated with the crackdown process and subsequent investigations.”
In addition, “U-Know Yunho has been deeply reflecting on the fact that he has caused concern to many people as well as fans through his careless actions in a difficult time for everyone due to Corona 19, and he is very regretful and repenting now.” “Once again, many people We sincerely apologize for causing concern to people.”
U-Know Yunho also apologized again on social media after five months of posting an apology after the news of violating the quarantine law became known in March.
Regarding the visit to the entertainment bar, U-Know Yunho said, “I was asked to consult a friend about my concerns, and I only went out after hearing that it was a place where we could have a quiet conversation, so I attended without being particularly wary. I am reflecting,” he said.
U-Know Yunho also wrote, “Poetry will scold and reflect on myself more so that this does not happen,” and “Once again, I sincerely apologize for causing concern to many people through my negligence.”
The following is the full text of SM Entertainment’s official position:
This is SM Entertainment.
On the 1st of this month, U-Know Yunho was acquitted on the 1st of this month for violating the city’s quarantine rules past 10 pm at a meeting with friends in February. We will faithfully pay fines that will be imposed in the future.
At that time, Yunho U-Know visited the place for the first time after being contacted by a friend, and actively cooperated with the crackdown process and subsequent investigations.
Yunho U-Know has deeply reflected on the fact that he has caused concern to many people as well as fans through his careless actions during a difficult time due to COVID-19, and he is still regretting it a lot now.
Once again, we sincerely apologize for causing concern to many people.
The following is the full text of U-Know Yunho’s official position
Hello, this is Jung Yunho.
First of all, once again, I sincerely apologize to everyone who has disappointed me with the past.
As a person who is loved by many people, I once again apologize for not following the quarantine rules by meeting with my friends until after 10 p.m. in February, and I am worried about many people because of my negligence for not checking the places I visited. I am only very sorry for the inconvenience caused.
At that time, I was asked by a friend to discuss my concerns, and I attended without being particularly vigilant because I only heard the explanation that it was a place where we could have a quiet conversation.
I was ashamed of myself and spent a time of repentance, and I am still reflecting on it.
I will rebuke and reflect on myself more so that something like this does not happen again in the future.
Once again, I sincerely apologize for causing concern to many people due to my negligence.
Kim So-yeon, reporter at Hankyung.com [email protected]