EXO’s Xiumin Doyoung, born Kim Min-seok, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), SM Entertainment confirmed on Thursday, August 5.
As translated by Soompi, Xiumin received a COVID-19 PCR test on July 29 to practice for his musical and tested negative. “However, he received an additional PCR test on August 4 due to symptoms of changes in his health, and he was diagnosed earlier today,” the agency stated.
EXO members and their staff have already taken the COVID019 test and are in self-quarantine while waiting for results.
“The staff members and some of the cast members of the musical “Hadestown,” who Xiumin practiced with recently, will also be tested for COVID-19,” the agency added.
Upon receiving his positive result, the 31-year-old idol immediately halted all his scheduled activities and “will actively follow the process and guidance given by health authorities.”
“We apologize for causing concern to many people, and we will do our best for the health and safety of all our artists and staff while strictly following health guidelines,” the agency concluded.
Get well soon, Xiumin!