On August 20, Heo Dong Won’s agency Ace Factory released a statement announcing that the actor has tested positive for COVID-19.

The previous day, it was announced that KBS’s “To All the Guys Who Loved Mehalted filming after actor Seo Sung Jong tested positive for COVID-19. KBS’s upcoming drama “Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol” revealed that they would also be temporarily pausing filming as a preventative measure as some of the staff members had reportedly worked on both dramas.

Heo Dong Won, who is acting in “Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol,” has also been starring in a play with Seo Sung Jong, through whom he appears to have contracted the virus.

Heo Dong Won’s agency’s full statement is provided below:

This is Ace Factory.

Actor Heo Dong Won has tested positive for COVID-19.

After a cast member from Heo Dong Won’s play “Jjamppong” (literal title) tested positive for COVID-19, he received a notice from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) on August 19 for coming in contact with someone infected, so Heo Dong Won was in self-quarantine after being tested for COVID-19.

The results of Heo Dong Won’s test on the morning of August 19 confirmed that he had been infected by the play’s cast member. Currently, Heo Dong Won has been transferred to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to receive further reexamination.

Heo Dong Won is starring in the drama “Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol,” and immediately after receiving a call from the KCDC, we informed the drama of the tests in process so that they can take follow-up measures. We also immediately shared the news of today’s positive test result.

Heo Dong Won’s manager, who carried out his scheduled activities together, was also tested on August 19, and he was informed today that he had tested negative.

As stated above, Heo Dong Won will continue to follow the guidelines by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sincerely, Ace Factory.

The same day, “Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol” stated in an official statement, “Actor Heo Dong Won, who is appearing in ‘Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol,’ was diagnosed with COVID-19 today (August 20). We have taken measures so that the actors and staff can quickly receive examinations, and filming will come to a halt until the results come out. When discussing the upcoming schedule, such as when we will resume filming and begin broadcasting, we will always place the staff’s safety and infection prevention as our top priority.”

“To All the Guys Who Loved Me” stars Hwang Jung EumYoon Hyun Min, and Seo Ji Hoon, and is currently set to air its final episode on August 25. “Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol” is an upcoming KBS romantic comedy that stars Go Ara and Lee Jae Wook, and it is slated for an August 26 premiere.

We hope Heo Dong Won will be able to make a full recovery soon.

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