Update: TWICE, WJSN, gugudan’s Mina, DIA’s Jung Chaeyeon, MOMOLAND, And IZ*ONE Test Negative For COVID-19

Updated December 8 KST: 

Starship Entertainment has shared that WJSN’s Bona and their staff members who had been awaiting their COVID-19 test results have all tested negative.

Bona is appearing in KBS 2TV’s weekend drama “Homemade Love Story” as Lee Hae Deun, the female lead Lee Bit Chae Woon’s (Jin Ki Joo‘s) little sister. The drama halted filming on December 7 after they were informed that Bona’s teammate Yeonjung had come into contact with Chungha, who tested positive for COVID-19.

A source from KBS stated on December 8, “‘Homemade Love Story’ resumed filming today. Actress Bona did not take part in the filming.”

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Updated December 8 KST: 

Off The Record Entertainment and Swing Entertainment have announced that IZ*ONE members and their staff tested negative for COVID-19. They added that IZ*ONE’s promotions for their fourth mini album “One-Reeler / Act IV” will be carried out as normal.

IZ*ONE recently made their comeback with the title track “Panorama.”

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Updated December 8 KST: 

MLD Entertainment has shared that all MOMOLAND members have tested negative for COVID-19.

MOMOLAND had undergone COVID-19 testing as they used the same salon as Chungha, who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Updated December 8 KST: 

MBK Entertainment has announced that DIA’s Jung Chaeyeon has tested negative for COVID-19.

The agency added that Jung Chaeyeon had been at gugudan’s Mina’s house for a light meal (e.g. spicy rice cakes and pizza) and apologized for causing fans concern.

It was previously revealed that Chungha, who has tested positive for COVID-19, attended this meal at Mina’s house with Jung Chaeyeon and WJSN’s Yeonjung. Yeonjung and Mina have also been tested and are currently awaiting results.

Later the same day, Starship Entertainment announced that all the members of WJSN were tested for COVID-19 after it was known that Yeonjung had come into close contact with a confirmed case. Along with Yeonjung, Exy, Seola, Soobin, Luda, Dawon, Eunseo, Yeoreum, and Dayoung have all tested negative for COVID-19. Bona, as well as some of WJSN’s staff members, are still waiting for their results.

In accordance with government guidelines, Yeonjung will be quarantining for the required period of time, while the other members will continue their scheduled events.

Jellyfish Entertainment also announced that Mina has tested negative for COVID-19 and is currently in quarantine according to government guidelines.

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Updated December 7 KST:

JYP Entertainment has shared that all TWICE members and their manager have tested negative for COVID-19. Sana will be following guidelines from health authorities and remain in quarantine until December 18, and the other members will carry out their scheduled activities.

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Idols who came into close contact with Chungha have undergone testing for COVID-19.

Following the news of Chungha’s COVID-19 diagnosis on December 7, TWICE’s Sana, gugudan’s Mina, WJSN’s Yeonjung, and DIA’s Jung Chaeyeon underwent testing after coming into close contact with the singer.

According to a report from Sports Donga, Chungha, Yeonjung, Jung Chaeyeon, and Mina had a meal together at Mina’s house for her birthday.

Mina’s agency Jellyfish Entertainment stated, “Mina underwent testing for COVID-19 on December 7 as she had come into close contact with a confirmed patient and is currently in self-quarantine in accordance with the necessary measures instructed by health authorities. When we receive the results we will provide an update. We apologize once again for causing everyone to worry. We will continue to do our best to follow government guidelines to prevent the spread [of COVID-19] and protect the health and safety of our artists.”

Yeonjung’s agency Starship Entertainment said, “Yeonjung underwent testing for COVID-19 on December 7 after coming into close contact with a confirmed patient. Yeonjung is currently in self-quarantine in accordance with disease control guidelines. The rest of the [WJSN] members and all related staff also underwent testing as a precautionary measure. We apologize once again for worrying everyone. We will continue to do our best to follow government guidelines to prevent the spread [of COVID-19] and protect the health and safety of our artists.”

A source from Jung Chaeyeon’s agency MBK Entertainment stated, “Jung Chaeyeon underwent testing for COVID-19 on December 7 and is in self-quarantine while waiting for her results.”

Sana’s agency JYP Entertainment stated, “Sana, who crossed paths with Chungha, as well as the other members of TWICE and all staff members who came into close contact with Sana underwent testing for COVID-19 this afternoon as a precautionary measure. Depending on the results, we will act in accordance with the guidelines set by the health authorities and will take all necessary measures.”

In addition, the members of MOMOLAND also underwent testing. Their agency MLD Entertainment said, “As they use the same salon as Chungha, all members of MOMOLAND underwent testing for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure. Once we receive the results, we will take all necessary measures in accordance with the guidelines set by the health authorities.”

The members of IZ*ONE will also undergo testing as a precautionary measure. Their agency stated, “After hearing the sudden news of the spread of COVID-19 within the entertainment industry, all members of IZ*ONE as well as all staff members will undergo testing on December 7 as a precautionary measure, as we consider the health and safety of our artists as our utmost priority. As a result, IZ*ONE’s scheduled appearance on Naver NOW’s ‘PANORAMA IZ*ONE’ has been canceled. Although none of the members or staff have reported symptoms or received notice from the health authorities, we are taking precautionary measures in order to protect the health and safety of our artists and staff. When we receive the results, we will swiftly provide an update on the situation and IZ*ONE’s future activities.”

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