THE BOYZ’s Younghoon Tests Positive For COVID-19
On January 24, his fellow member Eric tested positive first, and the day after he got his results, the group’s agency IST Entertainment shared that the other members tested negative.
However, on January 26, IST Entertainment shared that Younghoon was also diagnosed with COVID-19.
Here is the agency’s full statement:
Hello, this is IST Entertainment.
We are informing you that the agency’s artist THE BOYZ’s Younghoon has tested positive for COVID-19.
On January 24, THE BOYZ members underwent PCR testing, and all ten members and the staff except Eric received negative test results on the morning of January 25, so they were in voluntary self-quarantine. Younghoon preemptively took a PCR test on the afternoon of January 25, and he was notified that he tested positive this morning.
Immediately after hearing news of Younghoon’s positive COVID-19 test this morning, the BOYZ and the staff all got tested for COVID-19 in consideration of the virus’s incubation period, and we are currently waiting for the results. We will inform you as soon as the test results are released.
We apologize for causing concern, and we will do our best to support the artists’ health so that they will recover quickly.
The company is currently taking necessary measures in accordance with the guidelines set by health authorities. We will faithfully comply with the health authorities’ self-quarantine and prevention guidelines as our top priority.
Wishing Younghoon and Eric a speedy recovery!