ENHYPEN members Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, Jake, and Sunghoon tested positive for COVID-19
Five members of K-pop boy band ENHYPEN tested positive for COVID-19, the group’s management BELIFT LAB said on Thursday, September 2.
In a statement posted on WeVerse, BELIFT LAB said that members Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, Jake, and Sunghoon tested positive for the virus after coming in close contact with a positive case.
The group went into “preemptive self-quarantine” on Thursday, August 26, after coming in contact with a confirmed case on a production site.
While in quarantine, Jake was the first to experience symptoms, including cough and fever. He tested positive for the virus on August 30. On the same day, Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, and Sunghoon started showing similar symptoms and later tested positive.
“Following instructions from health authorities the necessary measures are being carried out, including assignment and relocation to treatment facilities,” Belift said, adding that those who are sick are experiencing “light symptoms.”
“We apologize for causing concern to all fans by being unable to prevent the occurrence of this series of infections despite our effort to ensure that precautions were in place on-site,” the label said. “Our company will provide full support for the rapid recovery of the members, placing the health and safety of our artists as our highest priority. In addition, we will continue to cooperate fully with requests and instructions from government health authorities.”
ENHYPEN is a South Korean boy band formed through the 2020 survival competition show I-Land, composed of seven members: Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, and Ni-ki. On November 30, 2020, the group debuted with the extended play (EP) Border: Day One.
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