Gikwang and Yoseob Highlight Positive COVID-19, Postpone All Activities


The COVID-19 pandemic has again worsened in a number of countries, including South Korea. The artists were exposed to the virus again.
Lee Gikwang and Yang Yoseob are the two Highlight members who were declared exposed to the COVID-19 virus. This was conveyed directly by the management.

Yang Yoseob and Lee Gikwang tested positive for COVID-19. Yang Yoseob underwent a PCR test after returning to South Korea on August 3 and tested negative. However, due to experiencing body aches, he underwent a PCR test on August 5 and tested positive for COVID-19 on August 6,” explained Around US Entertainment as management.

Yoon Doojoon, Lee Gikwang, and Song Dongwoon subsequently underwent a PCR test and were tested negative on August 3. Although they did not feel any symptoms, the three of them continued to undergo rapid antigen tests on August 6, 2022. As a result, Lee Gikwang tested positive and Yoon Doojoon and Song Dongwoon tested negative,” he continued.

Even so, Around Us Entertainment will continue to check the condition of Yoon Doojoon and Song Dongwoon periodically. Both will also continue to self-isolate.

“Yoon Doojoon and Son Dongwoon will undergo another PCR test and self-isolate until Monday (8/8) after the results come out,” said Around Us Entertainment.

Yang Yoseob and Lee Gikwang had previously undergone three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Yang Yoseob experienced symptoms of body aches while Lee Gikwang did not show any symptoms. Both of them will suspend all activities and focus on self-isolation and recovery according to the advice of the medical authorities, ” he concluded.

Around Us Entertainment also promised to continue to prioritize the health and safety of artists in the future.