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S. Koreans donating money to help fight COVID-19 Updated: 2020-03-01 12:08:17 KST

People are doing what they can to help those affected by the coronavirus.
Donations are being sent to those in need across the country, and especially to Daegu, which has been hit hardest.

(KOREAN- ) YTN (0228 10:37)
"Many people from home and abroad are donating money and sending masks to Daegu which is giving hope and courage to the people here."
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South Korean companies are also making donations to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, announced on Wednesday it will donate 24.7 million U.S. dollars to the Korea Disaster Relief Association.
It said it will send necessary supplies including protective masks and hand sanitizers to medical workers and to those most vulnerable to disease.

On the same day, the nation's largest automaker Hyundai Motor Group also said it would donate about 4 million dollars to the Korea Disaster Relief Association.
It said the relief will mainly be sent to Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province.

SK Group and LG Group have also donated about 4 million dollars each to the Community Chest of Korea for medical and quarantine supplies. And many other companies are also donating money to help fight the outbreak.

Many South Korean celebrities are making donations too.
Among them, BTS's Suga and actress Son Ye-jin, who are both from Daegu, donated about eighty-two thousand dollars each to local charity groups to support quarantine and treatment efforts.
Bong Joon-ho,the director of the multi-Oscar winning film 'Parasite', and actor Song Kang Ho, who starred in the movie, also donated eighty-two thousand dollars each towards relief efforts.
According to the Korea Disaster Relief Association, as of Thursday evening, the total amount of donations had reached around 44 million dollars, with people from all walks of life doing what they can to help those in need.
Eum Ji-young, Arirang News.
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