K-pop girl group TWICE member Sana has tested positive for Covid-19 in Japan, her agency announced.
“We are sorry to inform you that TWICE member SANA has tested positive for COVID-19 today (April 26th) after PCR [polymerase chain reaction] testing for departure,” said JYP Entertainment.
Sana was diagnosed with Covid-19 a day after TWICE wrapped up their three-day 4th World Tour III in Japan on April 25.
“Sana arrived in Japan on April 16th (Saturday) and was released from quarantine on April 20th (Wednesday), testing negative for two PCR testings. While staying in Japan, all members proceeded with antigen testing everyday and all tested negative during three days of the concert,” said the agency.
It added that “Sana has received her third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and is currently quarantined and recuperating, following the disease control guidelines.”
“Other 8 members have tested negative and departed Japan,” it said.
“We sincerely apologize for causing concern to our fans and related people. JYP Entertainment will position the artist’s health as the utmost priority and provide everything possible to support the artist’s swift recovery,” JYP Entertainment said.
Japan recorded 24,778 new Covid-19 cases on April 25 to bring the total confirmed cases to 7.67 million, according to the website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.