Update: All LOONA Members Except For HyunJin Test Positive For COVID-19
Updated March 1 KST:
LOONA’s agency Blockberry Creative announced that all members, except for HyunJin, have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Read the agency’s full statement below:
Hello, this is Blockberry Creative.
We are informing you about the results of the PCR tests that were taken on February 27.
From February 28 to March 1, HeeJin, Kim Lip, JinSoul, Choerry, Yves, Chuu, GoWon, and Olivia Hye tested positive for COVID-19.
Except for HeeJin and Yves (who received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine), the members have completed three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. We have halted all of LOONA’s schedule, and they are resting while taking all necessary measures in accordance with the guidelines of disease control authorities.
We will put the health and safety of the artists first, and we will do our best for the quick recovery of the LOONA members.
LOONA will not be participating in the filming of Round 1 for Mnet’s “Queendom 2” that is scheduled to take place today.
On February 28, LOONA’s agency Blockberry Creative officially announced that due to several members of the group testing positive for COVID-19, they would be sitting out the Round 1 performances for “Queendom 2” that were scheduled to be filmed that day.
Haseul, Yeojin, and ViVi’s PCR test results came back positive on February 26, while several other members of the group that tested positive using self-test kits are currently awaiting their PCR test results.
Blockberry Creative’s full statement is as follows:
Hello, this is Blockberry Creative.
We are informing you that LOONA members Haseul, Yeojin, and ViVi have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
On February 25, LOONA used self-test kits before participating in a scheduled activity, and a few of the members’ results were positive. They therefore went to the hospital, and in keeping with the hospital’s instructions, they underwent rapid antigen tests and PCR tests. On February 26, Haseul, Yeojin, and ViVi’s test results came back positive.
Yeojin has previously received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, while Haseul and ViVi have each received two doses of the vaccine. At the moment, the three members have halted all activities, and they are resting while taking all necessary measures in accordance with the guidelines of government health authorities.
The remaining members [of LOONA] underwent rapid antigen tests on February 25 as a precautionary measure, and they all tested negative. However, in consideration of [the virus’s] incubation period, they used self-test kits once a day. On February 27, several of the members’ results were positive, so they underwent both rapid antigen tests and PCR tests, and we are still awaiting their results. We will make another announcement regarding their test results in the future..
Accordingly, LOONA will not be participating in the Round 1 competition performances of Mnet’s “Queendom 2” that were scheduled to take place today (February 28), and we ask for your understanding.
We apologize for giving both the fans and those involved [with “Queendom 2”] cause for concern, and we will do our utmost to ensure the health and safety of our artists.
“Queendom 2,” the highly-anticipated second season of Mnet’s idol competition program “Queendom,” will feature VIVIZ, LOONA, WJSN, Brave Girls, Kep1er, and Hyolyn going head to head with high-intensity performances. The show is currently scheduled to premiere on March 31 at 9:20 p.m. KST.
Wishing the LOONA members the speediest of recoveries!