Update: Han Ye Ri Tests Negative For COVID-19 After Crossing Paths With Kim Byung Choon
Updated December 23 KST:
A source from Han Ye Ri’s agency Saram Entertainment shared, “Han Ye Ri’s COVID-19 test results came back today in the afternoon.” They explained that she had been tested preemptively after crossing paths with a confirmed patient and received negative results this day.
As someone who came into close contact with a confirmed case, Han Ye Ri will go into self-quarantine for two weeks before resuming her activities.
Actor Kim Byung Choon has received a positive COVID-19 test result.
On December 22, a source from his agency told MBN Star, “Ahead of ‘True Beauty‘ filming planned for December 24, he was tested preemptively on December 21.” They shared that his positive test result had come back on December 22. “Kim Byung Choon has been careful and had no symptoms,” they went on to say.
Later that day, the agency issued a statement in which they also said that Kim Byung Choon is currently in self-quarantine while waiting to be assigned a bed, as he is following health authorities’ guidelines. “Regardless of whether they have been in contact with Kim Byung Choon, all our agency’s employees are in self-quarantine after being preemptively tested for COVID-19,” they said.
Kim Byung Choon is currently appearing in the tvN drama “True Beauty” and the SBS morning drama “Phoenix 2020.”
YTN reports that a source from “True Beauty” said, “Kim Byung Choon took part in filming for ‘True Beauty’ in November. As he has not filmed after that, there are no cast or crew members whose routes have overlapped with his.”
A source from “Phoenix 2020” reportedly also stated that the actor’s last filming session was on November 28 and he has not recently visited the set.
Actress Han Ye Ri’s agency shared on December 22 that her paths had overlapped with Kim Byung Choon and so she has been tested for COVID-19 as a preemptive measure and is in self-quarantine.