The K-Pop industry has recently seen a spike in COVID-19 cases as many famous celebrities, including WINNER‘s Lee Seunghoon and 4 members of iKON recently tested positive. The coronavirus seems to be on the rise yet as WEi‘s Kim Donghan, Yoo Yongha, and Kang Seokhwa are the next confirmed patients.
On January 25, 2022, WI Entertainment confirmed the news through a lengthy statement.
Hello. This is WI Entertainment. Our company’s artists WEi’s Kim Donghan, Yoo Yongha, and Kang Seokhwa have tested positive for COVID-19 on January 25.
On January 24, Kim Donghan had been showing suspicious symptoms and hence, all the members of WEi took the PCR test that morning and we received the results in the afternoon on on January 25.
As such, all the WEi members (Jang Daehyun, Kim Donghan, Yoo Yongja, Kim Yohan, Kang Seokhwa, Kim Junseo) will halt all schedules effective immediately. They will be self-isolating and follow the preventive measures to help stop the spread of the disease.
Jang Daehyun, Kim Yohan and Kim Junseo are still awaiting results, and we will announce their results once they are received. Furthermore, Kim Donghan, who is currently appearing on Double Trouble, had participated in the recording on January 24 after he received negative results through a self-test kit. After receiving the latest positive results, we told the relevant broadcasting staff immediately.
As for WEi’s future schedules, please understand that they may change due to the situation. We are sorry once again for worrying the fans and the staff. The company will be following all required preventative measures. We will do our best for the safety and health of our artists and for the quick recovery of Kim Donghan, Yoo Yongha, Kang Seokhwa.
— WI Entertainment
Here’s to hoping the remaining members are healthy. We wish a speedy recovery to the three confirmed patients.