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Friday, January 28, 2022

K-pop Idols Who Contracted COVID-19 in September – November 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hitting the world for nearly two years. South Korea is one of several countries which had a rapid increase of positive cases in the earlier days. The increase was caused by “Patient 31”, who attended a Shincheonji Church of Jesus’ gathering in Daegu. South Korea got praises from the world regarding the country’s epidemic controls program in handling COVID-19 without a massive cities lockdown.

 

With the best-organised epidemic control program, South Korea’s entertainment industries still could run, one of them being the K-pop industry. The K-pop industry applies the government’s COVID-19 protocol guidelines to prevent COVID-19 spread between K-pop idols, which is crucial since K-pop idols have tight schedules to follow. 

 

However, although K-pop idols already followed COVID-19 prevention protocols, the possibility of getting COVID-19 is still there, especially from outsourcing staff or relatives. Here is the list of K-pop idols who contracted COVID-19 in September – November 2021.

 

ENHYPEN

image source: BELIFT Lab

(Image source: BELIFT Lab)

In early September, six of seven members of ENHYPEN were confirmed positive with COVID-19 after being in close contact with a positive case on the production site. Sunoo was the only one who wasn’t get infected by the virus. All the members had recovered and released their new album.

 

N.Flying

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All members of N.Flying were positive with COVID-19 after three of five members were experiencing health problems symptoms and took a test using rapid detection kits. By September 16th, all of them had recovered from COVID-19.

 

Ex-IZ*ONE An Yujin

(Image source: Kompas)

Starship Entertainment confirmed An Yujin positive with COVID-19 a week after Jang Wonyoung, her labelmate, was diagnosed with COVID-19. The singer showed symptoms of sore throat and fever. An-Yujin had recovered from COVID-19 and currently preparing for re-debut.

 

Dreamcatcher’s Gahyeon

(Image source: Allkpop)

On September 19th, Gahyeon’s label announced she was tested positive after experiencing health problems and took a detection test. 

 

ASTRO’s JinJin

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Fantagio Entertainment released a statement on September 20th regarding JinJin, who was confirmed positive COVID-19, and other members who had crossed paths with him tested negative.

 

A.C.E’s Jun and Chan

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Jun had crossed paths with a positive case on September 30th and tested positive after he experienced minor symptoms of COVID-19 on October 4th. His member mate, Chan, was also diagnosed with COVID-19 while in self-isolation on October 8th.

 

SF9’s Dawon and Hwiyoung

(Image source: Soompi)

Dawon and Hwiyoung PCR tests came out positive after they had been in contact with a positive case. Other members’ test results came negative, and both Dawon and Hwiyoung were in isolation.

 

Super Junior’s Shindong

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Label SJ explained that Shindong had been in close contact with a confirmed positive case. His PCR test result came positive on November 11th. According to Label SJ statement, Shindong had not been crossed paths with any Super Junior members. 

 

BLACKPINK’s Lisa

(Image source: Soompi)

On November 25th, YG Entertainment announced that Lisa was tested positive for COVID-19, and the other members were tested negative. Her management further explained Lisa result came on November 24th ahead of her schedule, and she was asymptomatic. 

Wishing for a fast recovery for them!

Maulani Rachma Nursafitri
Hello! Maul's here. My writings here mostly revolve around Kpop, animals, and sometimes movies.

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