SEVENTEEN’s Jeonghan Tests Positive for COVID-19
“JEONGHAN was tested positive on a self-test he took on the evening of Wednesday, April 13,” Pledis Entertainment said in a statement. “He promptly took a rapid antigen test and was confirmed with COVID-19. JEONGHAN is currently suffering from a sore throat and mild cough. He is now receiving self-treatment at home .
The label also shared that the K-pop idol “briefly came in contact” with bandmates Mingyu and Vernon on the same day he tested positive, but assured fans that “they were all wearing masks and did not have close contact with one another.” Additionally, the statement maintained that none of the other 10 members of the group are currently experiencing any symptoms.
“Jeonghan would find it difficult to participate in SEVENTEEN activities for a while,” said the entertainment company. They promised to keep fans updated on his activity resumption and support for [his] rapid recovery .”
News of Jeonghan’s diagnosis comes at an inconvenient time considering SEVENTEEN’s first-ever English-language single is set to drop this Friday (April 15). The as-yet-untitled track will officially kick off the album cycle for the idols’ upcoming fourth studio set, which is slated to arrive sometime next month as a follow-up to 2019’s An Ode as well as their ninth mini-album Attacca from last October.
Jeonghan has not been the first member of the group to be affected by COVID recently. Vernon came down with the virus in February, just in time for his collaboration with Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama on the “Beg For You” remix to be unveiled. One week later, Hoshi also tested positive after exhibiting minor symptoms.
Read the complete statement regarding Jeonghan’s COVID diagnosis at this link in the tweet.
[NOTICE] sebeuntin jeonghan korona19 hwagjin panjeong mic joci annae
— sebeuntin(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) April 13, 2022
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