South Korean boy group iKON has been forced to suspend promotional activities after three members tested positive for COVID-19.
According to YG Entertainment, iKON members Jinhwan, Yunhyeong, and Donghyuk were diagnosed with the virus on January 23, Sunday.
After experiencing minor cold symptoms on January 22, the three members conducted self-testing, and the initial results showed that they were positive for the virus.
The entire group was then subsequently subjected to PCR testing, with members Bobby, Junhoe, and Chanwoo testing negative for the virus. While Jinhwan, Yunhyeong, and Donghyuk were confirmed positive for COVID-19.
iKON halts all schedules
All iKON members immediately stopped all their schedules and activities to self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.
YG Entertainment also assured fans that the safety and health of the idol group will be further prioritized and that they will cooperate with the mandated rules and necessary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Read the official statement of YG Entertainment here.
This is YG Entertainment.
iKON members Kim Jinhwan, Song Yunhyeong, and Kim Donghyuk were confirmed positive with COVID-19 today (January 23).
On January 22, the three members experienced mild cold symptoms. They used COVID-19 self-test kits to test themselves, and their initial results were positive.
Afterward, all of the iKON members immediately halted their scheduled activities and underwent PCR testing. And while individually isolating themselves in self-quarantine, Bobby, Goo Junhoe, and Jung Chanwoo’s results came back negative. The remaining three members were ultimately confirmed to have COVID-19.
We will be unsparing in our support of not only Kim Jinhwan, Song Yunhyeong, and Kim Donghyuk’s fast recovery. But also the health and safety of all our artists.
Additionally, we will diligently cooperate with health authorities’ epidemiological investigation while taking all measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If there are any updates or changes to the situation in the future, we will inform you as quickly as possible.
Meanwhile, iKON is globally known for their massive hit songs “Love Scenario,” “Killing Me,” and “Rhythm Ta.” Their latest release was the digital single “Why Why Why,” which saw the light on March 3, 2021.
At the start of April 2021, iKON appeared as one of the contestants for Mnet’s program Kingdom: Legendary War. The idol group competed with five other Kpop boy groups such as BTOB, SF9, The Boyz, Stray Kids, and ATEEZ.