On a recent airing of KBS News, reporter, Lee Chung Heon, a science specialist, made an appearance to explain the current circumstances regarding COVID-19.

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But as soon as Reporter Lee Chung Heon attempted to show a photo, weather forecaster, Kim Ji Hyo appeared, catching everybody off guard.

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Forecaster Kim Ji Hyo was shown smiling at her phone while texting, not realizing that she was being captured live on the air.

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One staff even approached Forecaster Kim Ji Hyo in an attempt to set her up with a mic.

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Although the screen was switched immediately, 6 seconds of the incident ended up being broadcasted.

During the shot, the caption below also indicated the number of new deaths that arose due to COVID-19, making the mistake look even more shocking.

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Shortly after the broadcast, netizens took to social media and online communities to express their shock.

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Some of the comments include “I was serious when I was watching the news so that totally shocked me”, “I feel like the weather forecaster must’ve been shocked afterwards too”, and “I’m worried because I feel like the engineering team will have to put out an apology“.