France Media Agency
December 26, 2021 | 9:05 am
SEOUL, South Korea – Three members of K-pop sensation BTS have tested positive for Covid-19 since returning from the United States, where they have held their first in-person concerts since the start of the pandemic, announced on Saturday the management of the group.
Rapper RM and singer Jin tested positive for the virus on Saturday night, according to Big Hit Music.
The announcement came a day after the agency confirmed that Suga, another member of the septet, was “self-treating at home” following a positive test.
The South Korean group gave their first offline concerts since the pandemic began in Los Angeles, which took place from late November to early this month.
They have been on vacation since then and each of the three infected members returned to South Korea on different dates.
While RM and Suga are asymptomatic, Jin has a mild fever, the agency said.
All three members were fully vaccinated and none of them had contact with other members of the group after returning to South Korea, Bit Hit Music added.
Of the three, RM and Suga received their positive tests while still in self-quarantine after returning home, while Jin was released from quarantine after testing negative and received his plus result. late.
The United States and South Korea grapple with an increase in Covid cases as the hyperinfectious variant of Omicron spreads around the world.
The company will place its “highest priority on the health and safety of our artists,” Big Hit Music said in a statement.
BTS rose to global stardom with their single “Dynamite” which hit the Billboard Hot 100 at number one last year, making them the first South Korean group to top the U.S. charts.