Girls of 3 different girl groups test positive for Covid
More confirmed cases of Covid-19 are continuing to pop up in the K-pop industry.
Girl groups Brave Girls’ Yuna, Oh My Girl’s Yubin and Viviz’s Umji (also a former member of now-disbanded GFriend) tested positive on Friday, according to each of their agencies.
Yuna’s agency Brave Entertainment uploaded a post to the four-member group’s fan community to share the news.
“Yuna has received both doses of the vaccine, but was in poor condition yesterday and pre-emptively took a PCR test,” the statement reads. “She was confirmed positive this morning, and the other members Yujeong and Eunji and the crew members tested negative.”
Member Minyoung recently has been taking a break from her schedules due to health problems.
In a statement, Yubin’s agency WM Entertainment said that Yubin took a PCR test after hearing that a crew member who worked with fellow member Hyojung tested positive.
The remaining six members, including Hyojung, of the seven-member girl group and staff members tested negative.
Yubin also received two doses of a vaccine and is currently in self-quarantine in accordance with the health authorities’ guidelines.
Oh My Girl’s appearance at the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards held on Thursday evening was pre-recorded, WM Entertainment said.
Big Planet Made, Umji’s agency, also found out through a PCR test that she contracted the virus after a staff member tested positive.
Umji already had two jabs and is currently displaying mild symptoms.
The other members of the three-member group tested negative, but will regularly take PCR tests.
All three artists who tested positive have stopped their plans and are undergoing treatment.
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