Three members of K-pop boy band BTS test positive for COVID after international trip

SEOUL, South Korea – Three members of K-pop superstar group BTS have contracted the coronavirus after returning from overseas, their management agency said.

RM and Jin were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday night, music management agency Big Hit said in a statement. Before that, another member, Suga, tested positive for the virus on Friday.

The agency said the three had engaged in a second clash in August.

BTS is a seven-member boy band. The remaining four members are J-Hope, Jungkook, V and Jimin.

According to the management company, RM has no special symptoms while Jin has mild symptoms including a low-grade fever and is self-treating at home. The agency said Friday that Suga has no symptoms and is taking care of himself at home following health agency guidelines.

RM tested negative after returning from the US earlier this month following his personal schedule there. But he was later diagnosed with the virus before his scheduled release from self-isolation, the agency said.

After returning to Korea this month, Jin underwent a PCR test twice – on arrival and then before being released – and both times came back negative. But he developed flu-like symptoms Saturday afternoon before he had another PRC test that came back positive, the agency said. The press said he also traveled to the US

Suga, who had some personal activities in the United States during the band’s official break, was diagnosed with COVID-19 during isolation after returning from the US, the agency said.

The agency said it will continue to support the three members for their speedy recovery. It said it would cooperate with the requests and guidelines of South Korean health authorities.

Since their debut in 2013, BTS has garnered global recognition for their music and self-produced activities, including speaking at the United Nations and publicly calling for anti-government protests. Asian racism. The band topped the Billboard Hot 100 three times in 2020, and was nominated for outstanding music awards such as the Billboard Music Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards.

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