BLACKPINK’s Rosé, Apink’s Eunji, Hayoung test positive for COVID-19

Published February 28, 2022, 3:50 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop girl group members BLACKPINK’s Rosé and Apink’s Eunji and Hayoung have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

YG Entertainment announced on Feb. 28 that “BLACKPINK’s Rosé, ahead of her departure on Feb. 28, tested positive in the PCR [polymerase chain reaction] test for COVID-19 so some of her overseas schedules were canceled.”

(Clockwise from left) BLACKPINK’s Rosé and Apink’s Eunji and Hayoung have tested positive for COVID-19 (Instagram)

It said Jisoo, Jennie and Lisa tested negative for COVID-19 and all of them, including Rosé, are currently showing no special symptoms.

YG Entertainment said all four BLACKPINK members are fully vaccinated “and we will spare no effort to support the health of our artists and surrounding staff as our top priority.”

Meanwhile, IST Entertainment said Apink members Eunji and Hayoung have been confirmed to have COVID-19.

It said Eun-ji and Hayyoung felt abnormal in their physical condition in the early morning of Feb. 27 and took tests using self-test kits. They underwent PCR testing, which confirmed that they have the virus on Feb. 28. It said they are in self-isolation and resting.

The agency said Apink finished the special album promotions last week and while promoting, they constantly used self-test kits every morning to check their health status.

Chorong, Bomi and Namjoo all tested negative in the self-test kits but they are in self-quarantine.