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BTS’s Jungkook tests positive for COVID-19 in the US, “Will decide whether to attend the Grammys later”

Jungkook of BTS has been confirmed to be diagnosed with COVID-19. 

On March 29th, BTS‘s agency Big Hit Music announced that Jungkook tested positive for COVID-19 on March 28th (US local time).

According to the agency, Jungkook left Korea on March 27th (KST) after he received a negative result on the PCR test to prepare for BTS’s performance at the Grammy Awards in the US. Upon his arrival in Las Vegas, Jungkook felt a slight sore throat and urgently underwent a rapid PCR test and a standard PCR test on the afternoon of March 27th (PST). During the preemptive self-quarantine, the results of both tests were positive, and Jungkook was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on March 28th (PST). 

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Big Hit Music added, “Jungkook is self-isolating and undergoing treatment in accordance with local quarantine guidelines in the US. Although he does not show any special symptoms other than a slight sore throat, we will be closely monitoring his health during the quarantine. Whether Jungkook will attend the upcoming schedules in the US will be decided according to local regulations, and we are closely communicating with the organizers of the event.”

They continued, “We have been thoroughly taking health care measures for our artists ahead of their schedule in the US, but we ask for our fans’ understanding for causing you to worry about the news of COVID-19 confirmation. We will do our best to help Jungkook recover as soon as possible, considering the artists’ health and safety as the top priority. We will make sure to cooperate with the requests and guidelines of the quarantine authorities.”

BTS is scheduled to attend the Grammy Awards held in person at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3 (PST). BTS’s leader RM and members Jin, Suga, Jimin, and V were diagnosed with COVID-19 not long ago and have recovered after being treated at home. J-Hope tested positive on March 24th and is receiving in-home treatment in Korea. As soon as the self-quarantine is lifted, J-Hope will depart for the US to join the rest of the group in their activities.

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BTS plans to continue their world tour after finishing the Grammys schedule. BTS will hold an offline concert, “PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LAS VEGAS” at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for a total of 4 days on April 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th. 

The full statement of Big Hit Music regarding Jungkook is as follows: 

Hello.

This is Big Hit Music.

We would like to inform you about BTS member Jungkook being infected with COVID-19.

Jungkook left Korea on March 27th (KST) after he received a negative result on the PCR test to prepare for BTS’s performance at the Grammy Awards in the US. 

After arriving in Las Vegas, Jungkook felt a slight sore throat and urgently underwent a rapid PCR test and a standard PCR test on the afternoon of March 27th (PST). 

During the preemptive self-quarantine, the results of both tests were positive, and Jungkook was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Monday, March 28th (PST).

Jungkook is self-isolating and undergoing treatment in accordance with local quarantine guidelines in the US. Although he does not show any special symptoms other than a slight sore throat, we will be closely monitoring his health during the quarantine. 

Whether Jungkook will attend upcoming US schedules will be decided according to local regulations, and we are closely communicating with the organizers of the event. We have been thoroughly taking health care measures for our artists ahead of their schedule in the US, but we ask for our fans’ understanding for causing concerns to you about the news of COVID-19 confirmation.

We will do our best to support Jungkook so that he can recover his health as soon as possible, considering the health and safety of the artist as our top priority. In addition, we will faithfully cooperate with the requests and guidelines of the quarantine authorities.

Thank you.”

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