More K-pop artists test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at Jan 27 2022 04:01 PM | Updated as of Jan 27 2022 06:13 PM

Hyunjae of The Boyz and Chaehyun of Kep1er are among the South Korean idols who have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Photos: Twitter/@IST_THEBOYZ and @official_kep1er
Hyunjae of The Boyz and Chaehyun of Kep1er are among the South Korean idols who have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Photos: Twitter/@IST_THEBOYZ and @official_kep1er

(UPDATE) More South Korean idols have tested positive for COVID-19 as the country continued to report record-high new daily infections.

Hyunjae of The Boyz is the latest member of his group to get the respiratory illness, news agency Yonhap reported Thursday, citing a statement from his label IST Entertainment.

Eric and Younghoon were the first two members of the 11-piece act to test positive for COVID-19. The remaining eight members yielded negative virus tests results, according to the Yonhap story.

Yonhap also reported that Chaehyun and Youngeun of rookie girl group Kep1er have been confirmed of COVID-19.

The rest of the nine-member group tested negative, Yonhap reported, quoting Kep1er's management company.
 

Kep1er's Filipino fans hoped for the girls' speedy recovery, with #GetWellSoonChaehyun and #GetWellSoonYoungeun landing on Twitter Philippines' list of trending topics on Thursday afternoon.

Later in the day, YG Entertainment announced that four more of its talents have contracted COVID-19.

YG, in a statement translated into English and published by K-pop news portal Soompi, said Chanwoo of iKON tested positive for COVID-19.

Chanwoo is the fifth coronavirus case in the six-member group after Jinhwan, Yunhyeong, Donghyuk and Junhoe.

YG also said Treasure's Hyunsuk, Junkyu and Mashiho were confirmed to have COVID-19.

The label earlier bared that Treasure's Yoshi and Winner's Seunghoon had gotten the disease.

Former Sistar member Hyolyn as well as Donghan, Yongha and Seokhwa of the boy group WEi were also diagnosed with COVID-19.

South Korea on Thursday reported a record high 14,518 new daily COVID-19 cases as the country deals with a surge driven by the highly contagious omicron variant.

— With Reuters

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