Indonesian BTS ARMY organise COVID-19 vaccine programme for 10,000 people

Indonesian BTS ARMY organise COVID-19 vaccine programme for 10,000 people

The Indonesian BTS ARMY are reminding everyone to 'Stay Gold' and get vaccinated. 

In an effort to beat the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected over 3 million people in Indonesia, a local BTS fan club called Senyum Army has organised a vaccination program for thousands of people across Jakarta. According to a report made by CNN Indonesia, the initiative administered 10,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine for free to those aged 12 and above at the Jakarta Convention Center last 31 July. 

"Senyum Army supports the government's vaccination acceleration program. We want to spread the good mission of vaccination so that the Army and their families and friends are protected during this pandemic," said project founder Selly Wilson in a statement to CNN Indonesia.

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As part of the programme, the ARMY also put together an art exhibition for patrons to enjoy while getting their vaccines. The exhibition, which saw various BTS-inspired installations and paintings of the members, was named Stay Gold is for the Vaccinated after the group's single 'Stay Gold' that was co-composed by Jungkook.

The exhibition will be available for viewing at the Jakarta Convention Centre until 8 August. 

This comes as the latest in fan-initiated humanity projects and programmes. Earlier this year, Filipino K-pop and P-pop fans set up community pantries across the Philippines in an effort to help those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Filipino ARMY also recently adopted whales to commemorate BTS' 8th anniversary, while ARMY across the world launched various charitable projects, including the conservation of marine corals in Indonesia in celebration of Suga's 28th birthday. 

Listen to BTS' 'Stay Gold' here.