IU donates 4,600 cooling vests for nurses combating COVID-19

Singer-actress IU is continuing her charitable streak.


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The star donated about 4,600 cooling vests ― together worth 100 million won ($84,000) ― for nurses at the frontline of COVID-19, according to the Korean Nurses Association, Monday. The association added that IU made the contribution through the charity organization Community Chest of Korea.


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The vests will be sent to nurses at screening centers and medical institutions nationwide, who have been combating COVID-19 amid sweltering summer heat.

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It is not the first time IU has donated for a good cause. In February, she contributed 1 million won to the Korean Medical Association and the Good Neighbors charity, respectively, to support the country’s virus fight. On Monday, Korea reported 248 new virus cases.

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IU's selfie wearing Hanbok at Gyeongbokgung palace

IU, whose real name is Lee Ji-eun, made her singing debut in 2008 with the mini-album “Lost and Found” and released a string of hits including “Good Day” (2010) and “Palette” (2017). She also has been forging an acting career, starring in TV series including “Hotel del Luna” (2019).

Source: The Korea times

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