More entertainers test positive as Covid cases surge
Boy band Pentagon’s Jinho tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, Cube Entertainment announced Wednesday.
Jinho has received two shots of a vaccine.
“Jinho will not be making appearances until he recovers from the virus,” said the label in a statement. That includes in “Show! Champion,” a music program on MBC M, in which Pentagon was planning to appear on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Oh My Girl member Hyojung, who said she saw a positive result after using a self-test kit on Tuesday said she received the same result on Wednesday after a PCR test. Hyojung’s agency WM Entertainment said she’ll be treated at home and halt all activities. Hyojung has received two shots of a vaccine and a booster.
Actor Lee Sang-yeob who appears in tvN’s variety show “Six Sense” and its head producer also tested positive on Wednesday, according to tvN. As a result, the premiere of the third season of the program, which was scheduled for March 11, will be pushed back a week to March 18. The third season of “Six Sense” features entertainer Yu Jae-seok, comedian Oh Na-ra, singer Jessi and Lee Mi-joo.
The country reported 171,452 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, a record high for Korea.
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