Due to their COVID-19 diagnoses, SEVENTEEN members Joshua and Hoshi will miss the group's upcoming shows in the United States.
On August 28, Pledis Entertainment, SEVENTEEN’s agency, posted an article announcing the members Joshua and Hoshi’s health situation. Joshua and Hoshi tested positive for COVID-19 while in Washington, DC and are currently in self-quarantine.
Because of this, the two members will have to sit out of the upcoming US shows.
PLEDIS Entertainment Releases Official Statement Regarding Joshua And Hoshi Health Status
The agency revealed that Joshua and Hoshi experienced mild nasal congestion and cough symptoms on August 27, US time. The two members preemptively conducted a self-testing, and the results returned positive.
Here is the full statement from PLEDIS Entertainment concerning Joshua, Hoshi, and the other SEVENTEEN members’ schedules.
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Hello. This is PLEDIS Entertainment.
We would like to release information regarding the COVID-19 diagnoses of two SEVENTEEN members, Joshua and Hoshi, and their future activities with the group.
Joshua and Hoshi experienced mild nasal congestion and cough symptoms on August 27, ET. They preemptively took COVID-19 tests, and the test results returned positive. They are currently undergoing self-quarantine and treatment in Washington, DC., USA.
Regarding the other SEVENTEEN members, none of them is experiencing any symptoms.
The upcoming concert shows will be held without any changes in the schedule. However, Joshua and Hoshi will sit out of the shows in Washington, DC, on August 28 and in Atlanta on August 30. In compliance with the local preventive guidelines, 11 members will perform on the said show dates.
We will continue to support Joshua and Hoshi's rapid recovery. We will prioritise the health and safety of all our artists. We will also continue to comply with the guidelines of local healthcare authorities.
SEVENTEEN Mingyu And Dino Resume Performances With The Group
Meanwhile, Mingyu and Dino had to miss two concert shows each after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States earlier this month. After being released from quarantine, they have since returned to performing with the rest of the group.
SEVENTEEN will then continue hosting the world tour concert BE THE SUN in Washington on August 28, Atlanta on August 30, Belmont Park on September 1, Toronto on September 3, Newark on September 6, Jakarta on September 24 and 25, Bangkok on October 1 and 2, Manila on October 8 and 9, Singapore on November 19, Osaka on November 26 and 27, and Aichi on December 3.
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