SEVENTEEN’s Jeonghan Tests Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Comeback
Amidst SEVENTEEN’s preparations for their upcoming comeback, Jeonghan has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
On April 13, PLEDIS Entertainment announced that Jeonghan had tested positive for COVID-19 after developing a sore throat and mild cough. According to the agency, Jeonghan only came into brief contact with Mingyu and Vernon earlier that day, but they were all wearing masks at the time. Fortunately, none of the other 10 SEVENTEEN members are currently exhibiting any symptoms.
SEVENTEEN is currently gearing up to make a comeback with a full-length album in May, and the group will be releasing their first-ever English-language single “Darl+ing” as a pre-release track on April 15.
PLEDIS Entertainment’s full English statement is as follows:
This is PLEDIS Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with some information on SEVENTEEN member Jeonghan being diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as adjustments in his activities.
Jeonghan was tested positive on a self-test he took on the evening of Wednesday, April 13. He promptly took a rapid antigen test and was confirmed with COVID-19. Jeonghan is currently experiencing a sore throat and a mild cough and is administering self-treatment at home.
Jeonghan briefly came in contact with Mingyu and Vernon on Wednesday, April 13, but they all were wearing masks and did not have close contact with one another. Also all SEVENTEEN members other than Jeonghan, Mingyu, and Vernon are not exhibiting any symptoms.
Therefore, it would be difficult for Jeonghan to take part in SEVENTEEN’s activities for a while. We will provide you with updates on his activity resumption.
We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of Jeonghan, placing our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists. We will also continue to fully cooperate with the requests and guidelines of healthcare authorities.
Wishing Jeonghan the speediest of recoveries!