Update: TXT Cancels Offline Media Comeback Showcase After Staff Tests Positive For COVID-19 + Members Test Negative
Updated May 31 KST:
The TXT members have all officially tested negative for COVID-19, and the online showcase will be held as planned.
A source from Big Hit Music stated, “All members have tested negative for the COVID-19 test. The online media showcase at 3 p.m. will therefore take place as planned.”
TXT has cancelled their offline media showcase for today’s comeback following the news that a non-company staff member was diagnosed with COVID-19.
On the morning of May 31, Big Hit Music announced, “A non-company staff member who participated in TXT’s schedule tested positive for COVID-19 on May 30. Therefore, it has become difficult to proceed with the offline media showcase that was scheduled for May 31.”
Although the TXT members are still awaiting their official COVID-19 test results, the agency stated that self-test kits they administered themselves have come back negative.
TXT is scheduled to make their comeback with their second full-length album “The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE” today (May 31) at 6 p.m. KST.
Big Hit Music’s full statement is as follows:
Hello, this is Big Hit Music.
We are informing you that there has been a change of plans for TXT’s “The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE” media showcase.
First, we ask for the understanding of all the reporters who took an interest in the media showcase and requested to attend.
A non-company staff member who participated in TXT’s schedule tested positive for COVID-19 on May 30. Therefore, it has become difficult to proceed with the offline media showcase that was scheduled for May 31. As for the online media showcase for reporters that was scheduled to be held at 3 p.m., we will make an announcement at a later time as to whether it will take place.
Although TXT did not receive an official request from the health authorities to be tested, they initially used self-test kits to test themselves, and all of the members tested negative. They also immediately underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 on May 30 as a precautionary measure, and they are currently still awaiting their results.
We ask for your understanding regarding the sudden change in schedule.
Stay tuned for further updates.