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.
Kang Daniel and K-Pop idol group BAE173, who came in contact with D-CRUNCH, tested negative for COVID-19.
Other idols that came in contact with D-CRUNCH have also started to release statements regarding COVID-19 testing.
DKB released a statement online stating that their video call event would be postponed as they wait for results.
DKB THE 1ST ALBUM [The dice is cast] 발매 기념 영상통화 EVENT:: 뮤직코리아 일정 연기 안내
— DKB_OFFICIAL (@DKB_BRAVE) April 24, 2021
DONGKIZ revealed that although a group tested positive on music show broadcasts, the group did not come into contact with any cases because their performance was pre-recorded.
DONGKIZ 코로나19 관련 안내
자세한 사항은 팬카페 내 공지사항을 확인바랍니다.
— DONGKIZ_OFFICIAL (@dongkiz_dy) April 24, 2021
OnlyOneof revealed a statement that revealed that although the group and staff did not come in close contact with the confirmed cases, they still tested for preemptive measures. They will go into self-isolation until the results are out and will change their video call event (KB, Mill, Nine) to 8 PM KST on April 25.
OnlyOneOf (온리원오브) 코로나 19 선제적 검사 및 사인회 일정 변경 안내
— OnlyOneOf official (@OnlyOneOf_twt) April 24, 2021
Lunar Solar also released an official statement through their official fan cafe. They revealed that they will be postponing their fan sign event until they receive the results from testing.
LUNARSOLAR(루나솔라) MK미디어 대면 팬사인회 연기 안내
— LUNARSOLAR (루나솔라) (@LUNARSOLAR_) April 24, 2021
Yoon Ji Sung was also tested even though he did not come in close contact with the confirmed cases. He will also be changing the date for his video call fan sign event until results are confirmed.
— 윤지성 (Yoon Jisung) Official (@Official_YJS_) April 24, 2021
Weeekly’s Jihan, who is a host on SBS MTV’s The Show, will still be tested for COVID-19 although she did not come into contact with the confirmed cases. The offline fan sign event will be postponed until further notice.
— Weeekly (위클리) (@_Weeekly) April 24, 2021
STAYC has taken the test and confirmed negative for COVID-19 and will begin scheduled activities like normal.
STAYC 멤버 전원 4/22(목) 선제 대응 차원에서 코로나19 검사를 받았으며,
전원 음성 판정을 받았음을 알려드립니다.
금일부터 예정되어 있던 활동을 정상적으로 재개할 예정입니다.
향후에도 코로나19 방역 지침을 철저히 준수하도록 하겠습니다. 감사합니다.
— Highup Entertainment (@highup_ent) April 23, 2021
Stay tuned for more updates about the other artists that have come in contact with the confirmed cases.