A young South Korean couple’s decided to have some fun with their wedding photos so posed everyone in surgical masks, which unfortunately are seen much too often on the streets of South Korea out of fear of the MERS virus. But according to the couple’s wedding planner, the picture was not meant to be taken seriously and added that the couple — currently on honeymoon — had been taken aback by the publicity.
“They had already taken normal group photos without masks when they decided to do something fun,” he said.
Hwang, manager at the eco-friendly event planner Sewing for the Soil, said the firm had handed out 200 masks as a message for “the couple to live a healthy life” together.
“The photo was never meant to fan fears about MERS or scare anyone,” he said.
As of Tuesday, nearly 100 people had been infected by the virus, of whom seven have died.