BTS members RM and Jin have been diagnosed with Covid-19, according to Big Hit Music. Suga also tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
In a statement posted on Weverse, the agency stated that RM showed no symptoms. BTS members haven’t been in touch since they returned from the US after their concert and trips, but Jin still shows mild symptoms. Big Hit Music also revealed that the BTS members haven’t spoken to each other since they returned.
Read their statement below:
This is BIGHIT MUSIC.
BTS members RM and Jin were diagnosed with COVID-19 on the evening of Saturday, December 25.
After returning on Friday the 17th from the United States following his personal schedule as part of his official vacation period, RM immediately underwent PCR testing, was found negative and entered into self-quarantine in his home as mandated by COVID-19 control procedures. However, he underwent PCR testing today before his scheduled release from quarantine and was found to be positive for COVID-19; he is currently exhibiting no particular symptoms.
Jin returned to Korea on Monday, December 6 and underwent PCR testing immediately after his return and again before his release from self-quarantine, and was found negative on both occasions. However, feeling flu-like symptoms this afternoon he underwent PCR testing and was found positive for COVID-19 late this evening. He is exhibiting mild symptoms including light fever, and is undergoing self-treatment at home.
RM and Jin both completed their second round of COVID-19 vaccinations in late August, and are currently undergoing self-treatment at home as per health authority guidelines. Neither member had any contact with other members after their return to Korea.
Our company will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of RM and Jin, placing our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists. We will continue to cooperate fully with the requests and guidelines of healthcare authorities.Source: BigHit Music
The members of RM and Jin, along with Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook, travelled to the US last month where they appeared on the Late Late Night Show With James Corden and performed at the American Music Awards, in addition to hosting their four-day Permission to Dance on Stage.
Immediately after the concert, Big Hit announced that the group would be taking a break. Jin, Jimin, and Jungkook returned to South Korea, while V and J-Hope spent time in Hawaii, and RM and Suga had their own itinerary.