Chungha Clarifies Her Manager Did Not Test Positive For Coronavirus
Late last week, Chungha’s agency MNH Entertainment revealed that two of their staff members tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after returning from a scheduled activity in Italy. On March 3, Chungha herself clarified that her manager was not one of the two staff members who was diagnosed with the virus.
During her 1000th day debut celebration on V Live, Chungha said, “Wasn’t there a report that said two of my agency’s staff members tested positive? Even before that they were safely in isolation. In fact, it’s been quite a while now. It’s not an exaggeration to say they went into isolation as soon as we returned to Korea. Just as other reports stated, the remainder of the staff all tested negative for the virus.”
She continued, “One report stated that it was confirmed that my manager was included in those two staff members affected. That report is untrue. All of the managers tested negative for COVID-19. The three managers are all very healthy.”
She also stated her distaste for the articles naming her manager as one of the affected, saying, “It feels wrong that such reports came out even after the agency released an official statement. I feel a little resentful and hurt [because of that].”
Chungha closed off her statement about the situation by assuring fans that she and her managers are all doing well. “Even I’m staying in my room all day. There are of course staff members who are worrying about me, there’s no cause to worry about me with the affected staff members. Everyone, there’s nothing to worry about, so please don’t worry.”