K-pop group Seventeen member Dino has resumed his activities in the US after recovering from Covid-19.
Dino tested positive for Covid-19 in Los Angeles through a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test on Aug. 16. He experienced mild sore throat and underwent “self-quarantine and administering self-treatment, away from the other members.”
On Aug. 21, Pledis Entertainment, Seventeen’s agency, announced that “Dino’s quarantine DINO’s quarantine has concluded as of August 21 (PT).”
“Dino has been administering self-treatment at home as per health authority guidelines and has not shown any extraordinary symptoms during self-quarantine. He can resume his activities starting from August 21 (PT),” it said.
According to the LA Department of Public Health, a person who tests positive for Covid-19 “must isolate for at least 5 days.”
“How long you have to isolate depends on whether you have symptoms and if you get a negative follow-up viral test on Day 5 or later. If you test on Day 5 or later, it is better to use an antigen test because NAAT /PCR tests are more likely to stay positive after you are no longer infectious,” according to its website.
It added, “Isolation can end after Day 5 ONLY if all of the following criteria are met: You have a negative COVID-19 test that was collected on Day 5 or later and You have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine and Your symptoms are improving.”
“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the fans who have shown concerns for our artists’ health. We will continue to place our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists and fully cooperate with the requests and guidelines of healthcare authorities,” according to Pledis Entertainment.
After Dino, Seventeen’s Mingyu tested positive for Covid-19 on Aug. 19 and “s currently under self-quarantine and administering self-treatment in Los Angeles.”
Seventeen are currently in the US for their "Be The Sun" concert tour.