Three members of K-pop sensation BTS test positive for Covid-19

Three members of the K-pop sensation BTS have tested positive for Covid-19 since returning from the United States, where they performed their first in-person concerts since the outbreak began, according to the group’s management.

According to Big Hit Music, rapper RM and vocalist Jin both tested positive for the virus on Saturday evening.

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The news came just a day after the CIA announced that Suga, another septet member, was “administering self-care at home” after a positive test.

The South Korean band performed their first offline concerts in Los Angeles since the outbreak began in late November and early December.

They’ve been on vacation since then, with each of the three affected members returning on different dates to South Korea.

Jin has a minor fever, according to the agency, but RM and Suga are asymptomatic. After returning to South Korea, all three members were properly vaccinated, and none of them had any interaction with other members of the group, according to Bit Hit Music.

RM and Suga received their positive tests after returning home while still in self-quarantine, while Jin was freed from quarantine after testing negative and received his positive result later.

As the hyperinfectious Omicron variety spreads globally, both the United States and South Korea are dealing with an increase in Covid cases.

Big Hit Music said in a statement that the company’s “top focus” will be “the health and safety of our artists.”

BTS achieved global superstardom with their single “Dynamite” that entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number one last year, making them the first South Korean act to top the US chart.

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Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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