COVID-19: N.Flying’s Cha Hun tests positive; ENHYPEN’s Jake recovers

Published September 9, 2021, 9:02 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

N.Flying’s Cha Hun (left) and ENHYPEN’s Jake (Instagram) 

All five members of Korean idol group N.Flying are now positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after Cha Hun has been confirmed to have the virus.

FNC Entertainment announced that “our artist, N.Flying’s Cha Hun, was diagnosed with COVID-19 today (Sept. 9).”

Cha Hun, 27, underwent PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test last Sept. 4 and tested negative but was advised by authorities to go into self-quarantine after being a close contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

“While closely checking his health condition, he recently felt an abnormality in his health, immediately conducted a PCR test, and was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19,” said the agency.

Earlier, four members of N.Flying tested positive for COVID-19. Last Sept. 3, FNC Entertainment said N.Flying members Lee Seung-Hyub, Yoo Hwe-seung and Seo Dong-sung were diagnosed with COVID-19.

The following day, the agency announced that N.Flying’s Kim Jae-hyun was also diagnosed with COVID-19.

Meanwhile, K-pop boy band ENHYPEN member Jake is now cured of COVID-19. In a post on the fan community app Weverse, Jake wrote, “Engene [ENHYPEN’s fandom name], I have recovered safely and was discharged from the hospital!”

“The other members are also doing well and I think they will come out soon. ENHYPEN fighting!” he added.

Six of the seven members of ENHYPEN were diagnosed with COVID-19. Last Sept. 2, BELIFT Lab, the group’s agency, announced that Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, Jake and Sunghoon tested positive for the virus.

Jake was the first member of ENHYPEN to be diagnosed with COVID-19 last Aug. 30 followed by Jungwoon, Heeseung, Jay and Sunghoon. Ni-ki, the Japanese member of ENHYPEN, tested positive for the virus last Sept. 4. Sunoo is the only member of ENHYPEN who is COVID-19 free.

On the other hand, Youngji, former member of girl group KARA, tested positive for COVID-19 last Sept. 6.