Seventeen goes into quarantine after filming of video
Members of the K-pop band Seventeen went into quarantine on Saturday after contacts with two Covid-19 patients, Pledis Entertainment said Sunday.
The band postponed promotional activities for its new EP album “Your Choice,” including a TV appearance scheduled for Sunday.
All the members tested negative for Covid-19 on Friday but they have to isolate until June 29 under Korean health authorities’ regulations for people who come into close contact with the infected, according to Pledis.
Two members of the film crew for the band's most recent video tested positive for the virus on Friday and Saturday. Other people at the filming, which took place on June 15, tested negative, the agency said.
"We ask for understanding from fans who have been waiting for Seventeen’s return for a long time as well as journalists and broadcasting staff," the agency said on the group's fan site. "We will follow the health authorities’ requests and guidelines faithfully, as our first concern is the safety of the artists and staff members."
The 13-member band released “Your Choice” on Friday. On the same day, the mini album topped Japanese Oricon’s daily album chart, selling 89,736 copies in Japan.
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