BTS’ Jungkook has tested positive for COVID-19, his agency announced on Tuesday.
BigHit Music posted a statement on the Weverse app, saying that the singer had tested positive through rapid and standard PCR tests.
The label announced that Jungkook had left Korea on the 27th after being tested negative for the respiratory disease. However, he later experienced a slight discomfort in his throat upon arriving in the US and quickly underwent a rapid and general PCR test, which came back with positive results. The agency noted that the singer is currently in self-quarantine in the U.S. and is receiving treatment. They added, “He is not experiencing any other symptoms other than a mild sore throat, but we plan to closely examine his condition during his quarantine period.”
It seems like Jungkook’s participation in the later schedule in the United States will be determined by the local regulations on COVID-19.
Meanwhile, BTS is in the United States to prepare for their appearance at the Grammy Awards, scheduled to take place on April 3rd. This is the third year the group has been named as a nominee of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the Grammys award.
Following the awards, they will be having several in-person concerts “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage – Las Vegas” at Intelligent Stadium in Las Vegas from April 8th to 9th and 15th to 16th.