Pledis Entertainment once again announced the positive SEVENTEEN member COVID-19. Now, The8 is the seventh member to be exposed to the virus.
The news was conveyed by Pledis Entertainment through a statement released via weverse. The8 initially tested negative during a rapid test, but tested positive after undergoing a PCR test.
However, because he had symptoms of cough, The8 underwent a PCR test on the same day. He tested positive for COVID-19 on the morning of March 7,” said Pledis Entertainment.
“The8 is currently not feeling any symptoms. He is self-quarantining at home,” he continued.
Previously, six SEVENTEEN members had undergone self-quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. Wonwoo and Vernon were the first and second members who tested positive for COVID-19, and have now been declared cured.
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Furthermore, Hoshi, S.Coups, Seungkwan, and DK also tested positive for COVID-19. They are currently in self-quarantine.
All members were tested negative and did not show any symptoms,” explained Pledis Entertainment.
“However, this makes The8 unable to carry out activities with SEVENTEEN for a while. We will provide further updates when their condition is better,” he concluded.
It is known, currently the COVID-19 pandemic in the world is being exacerbated by the Omicron variant. In South Korea, it is currently known that the number of COVID-19 cases per day exceeds 200 thousand cases.
Not only K-Pop idols, a number of actors and actresses have also tested positive for COVID-19 and must undergo self-quarantine.