Update: Kwon Hyuk Soo Tests Positive For COVID-19 + Jun Hyosung And STAYC Test Negative
Updated April 23 KST:
Jun Hyo Sung and STAYC have tested negative for COVID-19 after potential contact with Kwon Hyuk Soo.
Prior to his diagnosis with COVID-19, Kwon Hyuk Soo had appeared on Jun Hyo Sung’s MBC FM4U radio show. Jun Hyo Sung underwent testing as soon as she learned about his diagnosis and Yoo Seung Woo hosted her radio show instead. STAYC, who was the next guest on the radio show after Kwon Hyuk Soo, was also tested. Both Jun Hyo Sung and STAYC have received negative test results.
According to the government’s guidelines, Jun Hyo Sung and the radio show staff must self-quarantine until May 3, meaning that Jun Hyo Sung’s radio show will be hosted by special MCs until her return.
Kwon Hyuk Soo has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
On April 22, his agency HUMAP Contents released the following statement:
Hello, this is HUMAP Contents.
Our agency’s actor Kwon Hyuk Soo has tested positive for COVID-19.
On April 14, Kwon Hyuk Soo had a meeting with a staff member from finance. The individual was asymptomatic, so Kwon Hyuk Soo wasn’t aware they were infected, and they had a meeting before the individual got tested. When Kwon Hyuk Soo found out they tested positive for COVID-19, he underwent voluntary testing before being contacted by health authorities and was diagnosed with the virus on the morning of April 22.
After realizing that the staff member tested positive for COVID-19, he halted all activities and went into self-isolation, and he is now taking necessary measures according to the guidelines by health authorities.
Regardless of whether we have come in contact with Kwon Hyuk Soo or not, all of our artists, staff members, and all employees will get quickly tested as well, and we will follow up with the results as soon as possible.
In cooperation with the government policy, we will conduct a thorough inspection of the entire company to ensure there is no risk for further exposure and make more efforts to manage our artists.
We apologize for causing concern.
Wishing Kwon Hyuk Soo a speedy recovery!
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