Three members of K-pop’s BTS group tested positive for Covid 19 after returning from overseas. The information was announced by the Big Hit Music label last Sunday.
BTS is arguably the most famous K-pop group in the world
The BTS Group or Bangtan Boys is a South Korean boy band originally from Seoul. It was formed in 2013 by Big Hit Entertainment and consists of seven members: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rm, Jimin, V and JubgKook . BTS is the author of numerous music composed for advertisements for major brands such as Coca-Cola, Mattel and Puma.
In addition, he holds a number of Guinness Book records with the most retweets on Twitter. Likewise, the group totaled more views on YouTube in less than 24 hours with over 101.1 million views for their Butter clips in 2021.
Since their debut in 2013, the BTS group has gained worldwide recognition for their music and activism. The latter includes speeches at the United Nations and public calls for anti-Asian racism.
Additionally, BTS topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts three times in 2020. It has been nominated for top music awards like the Billboard Music Awards and MTV video Music Awards .
RM and Jin were diagnosed on Saturday, officials said, while Suga was found to be infected after returning from the United States.
RM and Jin were diagnosed with covid 19 on Saturday night, according to Big Hit Music agency in a statement. Suga also tested positive for the virus the day before, according to the same source. The South Korean boy’s band had just returned from the United States where they had given concerts.
They occurred in Los Angeles between November and December for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The agency points out that RM and Suga are asymptomatic while Jin has a mild fever. However, the singers had all been vaccinated against the coronavirus before their trips.
Jin is receiving treatment at home. After his return, he had undergone two PCR tests which were negative each time. On the other hand, he had flu-like symptoms on Saturday afternoon before taking a third test which came back positive.
As for Suga , he has no symptoms but is receiving personal care at home as directed by health authorities. He was diagnosed in quarantine after returning from the US. Note that none of the three infected members has had any contact with the other members of the group since their return.
The agency said it will continue to support the three members in their full recovery. She ensured that she gave the ” highest priority to the health and safety ” of artists.
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