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BTS' RM, Jin Test Positive for Coronavirus

Sun 26 Dec 2021 | 12:24 PM
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Two more members of the K-pop group BTS have contracted the coronavirus on Saturday.

"Rapper RM and singer Jin were diagnosed with the virus a day following their return to South Korea from the group's first pandemic-era concerts in the US," the band’s management company Big Hit Entertainment said.

The duo's diagnosis comes a day after Suga, a songwriter and rapper for the seven-member group also tested positive for the virus.

Jin (L), Suga (M), and RM (R)

Suga returned to South Korea on Thursday, December 23, and tested positive the following day. He did not show any symptoms.

RM came back on Friday, December 17, underwent self-quarantine in his home, and tested positive on Saturday evening, and is not exhibiting any symptoms.

Jin returned to Korea on Monday, December 6, self-quarantined and was released after testing negative twice. However, he developed mild, flu-like symptoms Saturday afternoon and tested positive in the evening.

The three members completed their second rounds of coronavirus vaccinations in late August, the management company stated.

None of them had contact with each other or other members. Their symptoms are either mild or non-existent.

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Earlier this month, Big Hit announced that BTS would take a break over year-end holidays, where they could rest, recharge and spend time with their families after their busy schedules, which included their “Permission to Dance on Stage” concerts in Los Angeles and the iHeartRadio Jingle Bell Tour earlier in December.

The group returned to South Korea after their personal travels and self-isolated separately.