Update: Weeekly’s Lee Soojin Tests Positive For COVID-19
Updated February 14 KST:
Weeekly’s Lee Soojin has tested positive for COVID-19.
On February 14, IST Entertainment announced:
Hello, this is IST Entertainment.
This is our announcement confirming that Weeekly’s Lee Soojin has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Last weekend, Soojin felt light symptoms of a cold, so she took a self-testing kit for COVID-19 and received a negative result. When her symptoms persisted until today, she went to a hospital in the morning and took a PCR test for COVID-19. After learning of her positive result, she is now following all necessary requirements of the disease control authorities.
We plan to conduct tests on all the members and the relevant staff members, and will announce the results as they come in.
We apologize for causing concern to people at a time when we’re all struggling due to COVID-19. The agency will continue to actively cooperate with the public health authorities and do our best so that our artist can quickly return to full health.
Back in January, another Weeekly member, Lee Jaehee, had tested positive for COVID-19 after coming into contact with a case on WATCHA’s “Double Trouble.”
Weeekly member Lee Jaehee has tested positive for COVID-19.
On January 27, the group’s agency, IST Entertainment, stated, “On January 25, a COVID-19 case was confirmed among the people at a broadcasting event that Weeekly member Monday attended. Including Monday, all seven members and their staff got PCR tests for the virus. At the time, all of them tested negative.
The agency continued, “After the negative result, Monday and Lee Jaehee didn’t feel well and went to get tested again. On January 27, Monday’s result came back negative, but Jaehee tested positive. She is currently complying with the necessary requirements according to the disease control authorities.”
The agency concluded, “We will be testing again all the members and staff who initially tested negative. We apologize for causing concern during a time when everyone is suffering due to COVID-19. We will actively follow the measures of the disease control authorities and do our best so our artists can quickly recover their health.”