A member of K-pop boy band Seventeen tested positive for Covid-19 during the group’s concert tour in the US.
In an announcement, Pledis Entertainment said Dino was confirmed to have Covid-19 in Los Angeles.
“We would like to provide you with information on SEVENTEEN member Dino being diagnosed with Covid-19 as well as adjustments in his activities,” the agency said.
It added, “Dino took a PCR [polymerase chain reaction] test in Los Angeles on August 16 (PT) and was confirmed with Covid-19. He is currently experiencing a mild sore throat and has been under self-quarantine and administering self-treatment, away from the other members.”
The agency said all the other members of Seventeen tested negative when they took the PCR tests.
As a result, Dino will not be able to participate in Seventeen’s “Be The Sun” concert tour in Los Angeles on Aug. 17 and Houston on Aug. 20 and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” performance.
“In this regard, the Los Angeles concert scheduled on Wednesday, August 17 (PT), “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to be aired on Thursday, August 18 (PT), and the Houston concert scheduled on Saturday, August 20 (PT) will proceed as planned with 12 members except Dino who will thoroughly comply with the guidelines of the health authorities in the United States,” the agency explained.
It said, “We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of Dino, placing our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists. We will also continue to fully cooperate with the requests and guidelines of healthcare authorities.”