Three members of K-pop band BTS test positive for Covid

J-Hope, Jungkook, V, and Jimin are the other four members of the seven-member group

BTS group
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Three members of the K-pop sensation BTS have been diagnosed with coronavirus after returning home from a trip abroad, according to their management agency.

The Big Hit Music agency confirmed in an announcement that RM and Jin were diagnosed with Covid-19 on Saturday evening. Another member, Suga, had tested positive for the illness on Friday, according to the report.

According to the CIA, all three had their second vaccinations in August.

J-Hope, Jungkook, V, and Jimin are the other four members of the seven-member group.

According to the agency, RM seems to have no symptoms, while Jin is exhibiting moderate symptoms such as a slight fever and is self-medication at home.

Suga had no symptoms, according to the report the agency on Friday, and was practicing self-care at home in compliance with health officials’ standards.

RM had come back negative after returning from the United States earlier this month, where he had been on a personal schedule. Nevertheless, before his expected release from self-quarantine, he was confirmed with the virus, according to the agency.

Jin took PCR testing twice after returning to South Korea this month, once upon arrival and again before being released from self-quarantine, and both times he came out negative. He did, however, have flu-like symptoms on Saturday afternoon before taking another PCR test, which came back positive, according to the agency. According to speculations, he also visited the United States.

BTS has gained widespread prominence for their self-produced music and activism, which includes giving an address at the United Nations and publicly speaking out anti-Asian discrimination, since their debut in 2013.

In 2020, the band made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list three times and earned nominations for major music prizes like the Billboard Music Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards.


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