It seems like the K-Pop entertainment industry has been struck with another wave of new COVID-19 cases with many recently confirmed positive tests.
Recently, K-Pop idol group D-CRUNCH members Hyunwook and O.V tested positive for COVID-19. Their label, AI GRAND KOREA, released a follow-up statement confirming that the other members and staff members all tested negative.
Singer Kang Daniel, who came in close contact with D-CRUNCH during SBS MTV’s The Show, also tested negative for COVID-19.
선제적 대응으로 코로나19 검사를 진행한 결과, 아티스트 및 스태프 모두 음성 판정을 받았습니다.
걱정해주신 모든 분들께 진심으로 감사드립니다.
— 강다니엘 KANGDANIEL (@konnect_danielk) April 25, 2021
Hello this is Konnect Entertainment. Kang Daniel and staff members have all been tested for COVID-19 for preemptive measures and have all confirmed negative. Thank you to everyone who showed concern.
— KONNECT Entertainment
K-Pop group BAE173, who also came in contact with D-CRUNCH, released an official statement confirming that they all tested negative for COVID-19.
Hello this is Pocketdol Studio. Due to a group testing positive for COVID-19 on SBS Inkigayo, BAE173 have all taken tests and have confirmed negative. We will also be cautious of our artists’ health and safety. Thank you.
— POCKETDOL Studio
Singer and music actor Kim Junsu also recently came in contact with a confirmed patient and conducted testing right away.
Below is the official statement:
Hello this is C-JeS Entertainment. Our artist Kim Junsu came into close contact with a confirmed patient on April 23 and confirmed negative for COVID-19 on April 24. However, according to quarantine guidelines, regardless of his results, he will begin self-isolation until May 5 as he is categorized as someone who was in close contact with a confirmed case.
— C-JeS Entertainment
Actor Shin Sung Rok has also confirmed negative for COVID-19.
HB Entertainment revealed, “After hearing news of actor Son Jun Ho being tested positive for COVID-19, Shin Sung Rok took a test with his results coming back negative”.
According to quarantine guidelines, he will be going into self-isolation.
Stay tuned for more updates!