NCT 127’s Taeil To Sit Out Upcoming Dome Concert After Testing Positive For COVID-19 In Japan

NCT 127’s Taeil will not be participating in the group’s upcoming concert in Nagoya due to being diagnosed with COVID-19.

On May 18, SM Entertainment announced that Taeil had tested positive for COVID-19 while self-isolating in Japan due to local regulations. (Although they tested negative ahead of their departure from Korea, all of the NCT 127 members went into quarantine for several days after their arrival in Japan, as is required according to Japanese COVID-19 regulations.)

The other eight members of NCT 127 have all tested negative for COVID-19, and their quarantine requirements have been lifted.

As a result, Taeil will be sitting out NCT 127’s upcoming concert at Nagoya’s Valentin Dome on May 22.

SM Entertainment’s full statement is as follows:

We are informing you of the news that member Taeil will not be participating in the Valentin Dome Nagoya concert of NCT 127’s second world tour “Neo City : Japan – The Link” that will be held on May 22.

In order to participate in his scheduled activities in Japan, Taeil underwent PCR testing [for COVID-19], and after testing negative, he departed Korea for Japan on May 15.

After arriving in Japan, he self-isolated for three days in accordance with the local COVID-19 regulations. On May 18, he underwent PCR testing again in order to shorten his quarantine period, and his test results came back positive.

Taeil previously received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and he is currently not exhibiting any particular symptoms. In accordance with local regulations, he is currently undergoing treatment in self-isolation.

All of the other NCT 127 members aside from Taeil have tested negative for COVID-19, and because they were not classified by Japanese health authorities as having come into close contact after May 16, their quarantine has been lifted.

Therefore, we ask for fans’ generous understanding regarding the fact that the May 22 Valentin Dome concert in Nagoya will be held with only eight members: Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, and Haechan.

Our agency considers our artist’s health and safety our top priority, and we will do our utmost so that he can focus entirely on his recovery.

Additionally, we will diligently comply with the requests and guidelines of government health authorities.

Thank you.

Wishing Taeil the speediest of recoveries!

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