BTS' RM & Jin test positive for COVID-19; BIGHIT MUSIC releases statement
The two members’ test results were announced on December 25, 2021.
BTS’ RM and Jin have been diagnosed with Coronavirus as their label BIGHIT MUSIC released a statement late on Christmas Day. RM is said to have been ready to be released from quarantine before taking a PCR test on December 25. His results were found to be positive, however he is not experiencing any symptoms.
Member Jin on the other hand returned to South Korea on December 6 and was already released from self-quarantine. But as he started experiencing flu like symptoms including mild fever, the eldest BTS member took a PCR test, the results of which were positive. Both the artists have completed their double doses of vaccination.
You can read the agency’s statement below.
This is BIGHIT MUSIC.
BTS members RM and Jin were diagnosed with COVID-19 on the evening of Saturday, December 25.
After returning on Friday the 17th from the United States following his personal schedule as part of his official vacation period, RM immediately underwent PCR testing, was found negative and entered into self-quarantine in his home as mandated by COVID-19 control procedures. However, he underwent PCR testing today before his scheduled release from quarantine and was found to be positive for COVID-19; he is currently exhibiting no particular symptoms.
Jin returned to Korea on Monday, December 6 and underwent PCR testing immediately after his return and again before his release from self-quarantine, and was found negative on both occasions. However, feeling flu-like symptoms this afternoon he underwent PCR testing and was found positive for COVID-19 late this evening. He is exhibiting mild symptoms including light fever, and is undergoing self-treatment at home.
RM and Jin both completed their second round of COVID-19 vaccinations in late August, and are currently undergoing self-treatment at home as per health authority guidelines. Neither member had any contact with other members after their return to Korea.
Our company will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of RM and Jin, placing our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists. We will continue to cooperate fully with the requirements and guidelines of healthcare authorities.
Just yesterday, member SUGA’s COVID-19 results were announced to be positive as he returned from the USA on December 23. As per BIGHIT MUSIC’s statement, none of the COVID-19 positive members have come in contact with the other members.