KPop singer, Chungha, put herself in quarantine after going back to South Korea from Milan Fashion Week in Italy. The rumors said that two staff of Chungha was tested positive for the coronavirus.
Besides Chungha, some other South Korean celebrities who went to Italy were Blackpink Lisa, Song Hye-Kyo, Park Min-Young, and IU.
Chungha and the rest of the staff were going in self-quarantine as asked by Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. They said, “For the sake of safety, all scheduled activities have been canceled for the time being, and we will continue to take the best possible measures and deal with (the virus) faithfully.”
On March 1, MNH Entertainment stated that:
“Hello. This is MNH Entertainment.
Our artist Chungha returned home from a scheduled activity in Italy on February 24. One of the staff members who accompanied her showed signs of fever and tested positive for COVID-19.
We immediately made Chungha and all accompanying personnel go into self-isolation and had them tested. One more staff member tested positive for the virus, and we are taking the appropriate action for it.
All the other staff members tested negative, and Chungha also tested negative on March 1.
Based on the results of the test, they will go into self-isolation as requested by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For the sake of safety, all scheduled activities have been canceled for the time being, and we will continue to take the best possible measures and deal with [the virus] faithfully.
We thank everyone for working hard to combat the virus, and we will do our best to protect our safety and health from COVID-19.”
Head in the Cloud Performance is Canceled
Though MNH Entertainment said that Chungha has tested negative for the coronavirus, this results in the canceling of Chungha’s performances. The performance canceled includes the Head in the Clouds Festival, as announced by 88rising, an American mass media company.
Because of unforseen circumstances, chungha will not be performing at head in the clouds Jakarta. 88rising family is with you and your team @CHUNGHA_MNHent— 88rising (@88rising) March 1, 2020
Chungha is Hardworking and Predicted to Be a Successful Star
Chungha first debuted in the KPop industry with I.O.I girl group in 2016. In an interview with GQ, she confessed that she has never stopped trying to pursue her dream after leaving JYP Entertainment.
As known, after the disbandment of I.O.I, Chungha decided to start her career as a solo singer. Some netizens said that she would be “The Next Hyuna” or “The Next Taeyeon. We know that Chungha is very talented in singing and dancing.
Some of her singles are Why Don’t You Know, Roller Coaster, and Snapping. She has become an A-list Kpop idol and even has recently signed a contract with a major agency in the US.
Chungha Gears Up for a U.S. Debut
The solo singer who has just celebrated her birthday on February 9, is known as one of the multilingual KPop idols. She can speak English fluently since she has lived in Dallas for seven years during her childhood. Though mastering language other than Korean is not a primary requirement to be a KPop idol, this skill surely helps Chungha to go international.
MNH Entertainment stated, “Chungha recently signed an agreement with ICM Partners, one of the top three global agencies in the U.S., and is moving to make inroads into the U.S. market.”
ICM Partners is a major American talent agency. The agency had represented or represents some celebrities, such as Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox, Beyoncé, Khalid, and Nicky Minaj.
Vice president of ICM, Jon Pleeter, said that Chungha’s musical talent and her English communication skills would make her succeed as a pop singer or Hollywood actress in the United States.