TWICE’s Sana Tests Positive For COVID-19 On Way Back From Japan; Other Members Return To Korea

TWICE’s Sana has stayed behind in Japan after testing positive for COVID-19.

On April 26, JYP Entertainment announced that ahead of TWICE’s return to Korea following their historic Tokyo Dome concert, all of the members underwent PCR testing for their departure.

While the other eight members’ test results came back negative, Sana tested positive, forcing her to remain behind in Japan to self-isolate as her bandmates flew back to Korea that day.

The agency’s full English statement is as follows:

This is JYP Entertainment.

We are sorry to inform you that TWICE member Sana has tested positive for COVID-19 today (April 26th) after PCR testing for departure.

Sana arrived in Japan on April 16th (Saturday) and was released from quarantine on April 20th (Wednesday), testing negative for two PCR testings.

While staying in Japan, all members proceeded with antigen testing everyday and all tested negative during three days of the concert.

Sana has received her third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and is currently quarantined and recuperating, following the disease control guidelines.
Other 8 members have tested negative and departed Japan.

We sincerely apologize for causing concern to our fans and related people.
JYP Entertainment will position the artist’s health as the utmost priority and provide everything possible to support the artist’s swift recovery.

Thank you.

TWICE is currently scheduled to hold their first-ever stadium concert in Los Angeles on May 14 and 15 as an encore to their record-breaking world tour “III.”

Wishing Sana a speedy recovery!


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