In the midst of hectic promotion activities, the SEVENTEEN boy group had to reschedule their ‘Your Choice’ comeback after two of their staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
SEVENTEEN ‘Your Choice’ Comeback Reschedule Due to Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19
The boy group SEVENTEEN would reschedule their comeback promotion for ‘Your Choice’ mini-album after two of their staff members tested COVID-19 positive.
SEVENTEEN Postpones Comeback Promotions After Their Staff Test Positive For COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/Jyzep1nRBV— M. (@globalmyeon) June 19, 2021
SEVENTEEN’s agency, Pledis Entertainment, released an official statement on June 19. The company mentioned that two staff members, including one of HYBE Labels, tested positive for COVID-19. It happened after SEVENTEEN joining a media production as preparation part of ‘Your Choice’ comeback mini-album.
“On June 15, SEVENTEEN was filming as part of their comeback preparations for their eighth mini-album. One HYBE staff member and one external staff member who were present at the event both tested positive for COVID-19, the first on June 18 and the second on June 19.”Pledis Entertainment.
SEVENTEEN Members Must Self-Quarantine Despite Tested Negative for COVID-19
Fortunately, all members of SEVENTEEN boy groups are negative for COVID-19. Furthermore, SEVENTEEN had undergone double tests both self-test kits and additional PCR testing, and didn’t show any visible COVID-19 symptoms.
They will (requested to) self quarantine for 10 days cause hybe staff tested positive, seventeen tested negative tho but since they r close contact, they need to self quarantine— les 🐯 (@redrosieee17) June 19, 2021
So their promotions will be postponed,
and kcon cancelled I guess
Despite the negative test, SEVENTEEN was classified as “close contacts” of the staff members who are tested COVID-19 positive. Therefore, they have to undergo a self-quarantine from June 19 to 29. Hence, SEVENTEEN will reschedule all promotional activities for ‘Your Choice’ comeback mini-album, including the “Inkigayo” and online fan sign event.
“On June 19, the disease prevention authorities classified all those who were at the shoot on June 15 as close contacts of the confirmed cases, and ordered them to self-quarantine from June 19 to June 29.
Therefore, SEVENTEEN will postpone their planned activities such as the “Inkigayo” recording and the online fan sign event that had been planned for June 20. Details about SEVENTEEN’s rescheduled activities will be revealed after the artists finish their self-quarantine.”Pledis Entertainment.
[TRANS] Hello This is Pledis Entertainment.— SEVENTEEN Billboard! 🎨 (@svtbillboard) June 20, 2021
SEVENTEEN who was scheduled to appear on KCON:TACT 4 U on Thursday, June 24, was unable to appear due to the quarantine authorities’ request for self-quarantine.
We apologize to the fans who have been waiting for us.@pledis_17 #세븐틴
Pledis Entertainment Apologized to Fans for SEVENTEEN ‘Your Choice’ Comeback Reschedule Due to COVID-19 Staff
In the following official statement, Pledis Entertainment hoped for understanding from fans and the broadcasting company.
After all, they had to follow the required guidelines from the disease prevention authorities. It means that the company must prioritize both the staff and SEVENTEEN members’ health.
Pledis Entertainment Official Statement
“Hello, this is Pledis Entertainment.
We announce that SEVENTEEN’s promotional activities for their eighth mini album have been postponed.
On June 15, SEVENTEEN was filming as part of their comeback preparations for their eighth mini album. One HYBE staff member and one external staff member who were present at the event both tested positive for COVID-19, the first on June 18 and the second on June 19.
On the evening of June 17, when the first confirmed case showed signs of symptoms, SEVENTEEN used self-testing kits to confirm they were negative for COVID-19. They underwent additional PCR testing as a pre-emptive measure and all received negative results on the morning of June 18. Currently, the artists have no symptoms such as fevers or difficulty breathing.
All the staff who were present at the shoot on June 15 underwent pre-emptive testing through self-testing kits and subsequent PCR testing. Apart from the two who were already confirmed, they all tested negative. In addition, only the staff members who were confirmed as negative took part in events from June 18 onward.
However, on June 19, the disease prevention authorities classified all those who were at the shoot on June 15 as close contacts of the confirmed cases, and ordered them to self-quarantine from June 19 to June 29.
Therefore, SEVENTEEN will postpone their planned activities such as the “Inkigayo” recording and the online fan sign event that had been planned for June 20. Details about SEVENTEEN’s rescheduled activities will be revealed after the artists finish their self-quarantine.
We ask for the understanding of fans who had waited a long time for the comeback, as well as the media and broadcasting station staff.
The agency will continue to follow the directions and guidelines from the disease prevention authorities, with our artists’ and staff’s health as our highest priority.
Wishing a well & speedy recovery to the @HYBEOFFICIALtwt and external staff who got sick.— Sari Setiogi Griberg (@setiogi) June 19, 2021
Hope all members of #SEVENTEEN @pledis_17 and team will stay healthy and pass the self-quarantine period safely.
Take care, everyone! Stay safe! 화이팅!#세븐틴 https://t.co/PnYz7tSYJr pic.twitter.com/ygnxqhDgog
Let us hope that SEVENTEEN and their staff members will stay healthy and return to their activities very soon.
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Take good care of yourselves, boys. We’ll be waiting for you patiently ❤️
I love bts moreeeeeeeeee! 💜✌️