Update: WEi’s Kim Yo Han And Kim Jun Seo Diagnosed With COVID-19 + Kim Yo Han’s Drama “School 2021” Postpones Premiere
Updated November 15 KST:
In addition to WEi’s Kim Yo Han, fellow member Kim Jun Seo has also tested positive for COVID-19.
WEi’s agency OUI Entertainment released the following statement on November 15:
This is OUI Entertainment.
Our artist WEi’s Kim Jun Seo tested positive for COVID-19 today (November 15).
Following Kim Yo Han’s diagnosis on [November] 14, all WEi members and related staff members immediately underwent PCR tests as they were classified as close contacts.
All WEi members entered self-quarantine with masks on immediately after hearing of Kim Yo Han’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
This morning (November 15), Jang Dae Hyeon, Kim Dong Han, Yoo Yong Ha, and Kang Seok Hwa received negative results. Kim Jun Seo experienced symptoms after his test on [November] 14, and he tested positive, receiving a symptomatic diagnosis.
His symptoms are minor.
Kim Yo Han and Kim Jun Seo, who tested positive, have taken necessary measures measures according to the instructions of health authorities.
Although the members all self-quarantined individually after being tested, they went in for testing together, so Jang Dae Hyeon, Kim Dong Han, Yoo Yong Ha, and Kang Seok Hwa are considered close contacts and are undergoing self-quarantine and necessary measures according to the instructions of disease control authorities.
Because Kim Dong Han and Yoo Yong Ha have not received their second dose of the vaccine or 14 days haven’t passed since the second dose, they were instructed to self-quarantine for 10 days. Jang Dae Hyeon and Kang Seok Hwa will be tested again today, and if they test negative, they will switch to manual monitoring.
As a result, all of WEi’s scheduled activities have halted since November 14. Including the offline fan signing event, all of WEi’s scheduled activities for the next 10 days (from October 15 through 24), which has been specified as the self-quarantine period, are canceled or postponed.
However, regarding Kang Seok Hwa, he will not star in the [November] 20 show of the musical “Klimt” even if he receives a negative result again in concern of the health of the other actors and audience, but the plan is for him to participate in the [November] 20 show.
We once again apologize for causing concern to fans and many other people, and we ask for your generous understanding.
We will notify you again in the future regarding the members’ health and related matters.
We will prioritize the health and safety of our artists and will do our utmost for the quick recovery of Kim Yo Han and Kim Jun Seo.
Also, we will actively cooperate with the instructions and procedures provided by disease control authorities.
WEi’s Kim Yo Han has tested positive for COVID-19, and his upcoming drama “School 2021” will be postponed for a week.
On November 14, Kim Yo Han’s agency OUI Entertainment shared a statement revealing Kim Yo Han’s positive diagnosis. The other members have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for their results.
Read the statement below:
This is OUI Entertainment.
Our artist WEi’s Kim Yo Han tested positive for COVID-19 on November 14.
On November 13, Kim Yo Han underwent a PCR test after a supporting actor he crossed paths with while filming KBS 2TV’s drama “School 2021” tested positive for COVID-19, and he was diagnosed as asymptomatic and positive on the morning of November 14.
His scheduled broadcasts and other activities are currently being rearranged, and he is taking the necessary measures according to the instructions of health authorities.
Our artists WEi’s Jang Dae Hyeon, Kim Yo Han, Kang Seok Hwa, and Kim Jun Seo have been completely vaccinated with a second dose, and a week has passed since Yoo Yong Ha’s second dose. Kim Dong Han has received his first dose.
All members of WEi and related staff are classified as close contacts. We are currently awaiting our results after undergoing PCR tests, and we will actively cooperate with the instructions and measures of the health authorities.
Therefore, we inform you that all of WEi’s scheduled activities during the duration of the self-quarantine period will be canceled or postponed, and we ask fans and related personnel for their kind understanding.
We will announce the results of WEi’s tests as soon as possible through a notice.
Once again, we apologize for causing fans and many others to worry.
The agency will faithfully follow the guidelines set by health authorities and do our best for the sake of the health and safety of our artists.
The production team of “School 2021” has also released a statement to announce the postponement of the drama’s premiere. Read a translation below:
A supporting actor from KBS 2TV’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama “School 2021” tested positive for COVID-19 on November 13. All members of the staff and cast immediately underwent a COVID-19 test, and actor Kim Yo Han tested positive. The other staff and cast all tested negative.
Actor Kim Yo Han is currently asymptomatic. It had been over two weeks since both the supporting actor and actor Kim Yo Han received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and there was no close contact between the two people. Anyone who came in to close contact with the confirmed cases have entered self-quarantine according to the instructions of health authorities.
The production team continues to do its best for disease prevention through regular PCR tests and body temperature checks. We will keep a constant eye on the situation as we move forward so that there are no further issues.
The premiere date has been delayed a week to November 24, and the press conference will therefore also be pushed back a week.
We will do our utmost to prevent any other positive cases by ensuring the safety of the cast and staff through preventative measures. We apologize for causing you concern.
We wish Kim Yo Han and the “School 2021” supporting actor a fast recovery.