Highlight’s Lee Gikwang and Yang Yoseob have tested positive for COVID-19.
The agency’s full statement is as follows:
Hello, this is Around Us Entertainment.
Our artists Yang Yoseob and Lee GIkwang tested positive for COVID-19.
Yang Yoseob underwent PCR testing after entering the country on August 3 and received negative results. However, due to minor body aches, he took another PCR test on August 5 to double check, and he was diagnosed with COVID19 today (August 6).
Yoon Doojoon, Lee Gikwang, and Son Dongwoon also tested negative through the PCR tests conducted after entering the country on August 3. Although they weren’t showing any symptoms related [to COVID-19], they preemptively underwent rapid antigen tests on August 6.
As a result, Lee Gikwang tested positive, and Yoon Doojoon and Song Dongwoon tested negative.
Accordingly, Yoon Doojoon and Son Dongwoon additionally underwent PCR testing today and will be in self-isolation until Monday, August 8, when the test results come out.
Yang Yoseob and Lee Gikwang previously received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Yang Yoseob has no other symptoms than mild body aches, and Lee Gikwang currently has no symptoms.
Yang Yoseob and Lee Gikwang will suspend all scheduled activities and focus on self-isolation and home treatment in accordance with the guidelines of government health authorities.
We will put the health of our artists’ health first and do our best for their treatment and recovery so that they can meet their fans in good health. We will also strive for everyone’s safety by thoroughly complying with the guidelines of the health authorities.
Wishing both Lee Gikwang and Yang Yoseob the speediest of recoveries!
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