Amidst Promotions For Recent Comeback, Apink’s Jung Eun Ji & Hayoung Tests Positive For COVID-19!
To the sadness of netizens and Pink Pandas (the fandom name of Apink), Jung Eun Ji and Hayoung, members of IST Entertainment's Apink, have gone on to be diagnosed with COVID-19.
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Recently, Apink made their highly-anticipated comeback with their most recent and special album "HORN" and its title song "Dilemma." This is noted to be the K-pop girl group's first comeback in almost two years. But the celebration of fans was cut short after recent news.
IST Entertainment's full statement regarding the status of Apink's Jung Eun Ji and Hayoung is as follows:
"Hello. This is IST Entertainment.
We are informing you regarding schedule adjustments after Apink members Jung Eun Ji and Oh Hayoung tested positive for COVID-19.
From the early morning of Feburary 27, Jung Eun Ji and Oh Hayoung felt unwell, so they carried out tests using self-testing kits. After checking they tested positive, they immediately carried out additional PCR tests and ultimately received positive test results today.
Afterwards, the two have safely taken the necessary measures in keeping with the guidelines set by government health authorities, and although they do not have any special symptoms, they are resting while in self-quarantine.
Apink wrapped up their promotions for their special album last week, and all the members checked they tested negative with self-testing kits every morning during their promotion period.
Immediately after Jung Eun Ji and Oh Hayoung were diagnosed on February 28, Park Chorong, Yoon Bomi, and Kim Namjoo carried out tests using self-testing kits, and they all checked they were negative. They currently have no symptoms, but they will do their best to continuously take care of their health and safety by preemptively going into self-quarantine and taking PCR tests while considering the incubation period.
Apink's scheduled activities will be adjusted, and we will give an additional statement afterwards regarding the state of the reorganized schedule.
We apologize for causing concern to many people, and we will do our best to support the health and speedy recovery of our artists.
Furthermore, we will earnestly cooperate while following foremost the guidelines set by government health authorities.
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Netizens and K-pop fans are wishing Apink's Jung Eun Ji and Hayoung a quick recovery!