Previously, Mnet’s M Countdown announced that they would cancel this week’s broadcast after two producers confirmed positive for COVID-19. The K-Pop artists that appeared on the August 12 broadcast include Golden Child, Kim Woojin, THE BOYZ, Dreamcatcher, Park Jihoon, BDC, Sunmi, ASTRO, ONF, Weeekly, Jeon Some, Ten, Ha Sung Woon, and Hyoyeon.
Below are the statements revealed so far from the agencies.
Jeon Somi’s agency The Black Label revealed to media outlet Star Today, “Jeon Somi took a COVID-19 test because she had other schedules. She received a negative result on August 17 and will appear as scheduled for her filming for ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook’.”
Golden Child’s agency Woollim Entertainment stated, “After receiving news from the ‘M Countdown’ officials on August 16, all members went for testing on August 17. We are currently waiting for results.”
Dreamcatcher’s agency told TVDaily, “After hearing about the positive result from the ‘M Countdown’ production team, our artists took a test as a preemptive measure and received negative results.”
Park Jihoon’s agency stated, “Park Jihoon tested for preemptive measures and tested negative.”
Sunmi’s agency told Star Today, “Although Sunmi was not a close contact, she took a test and received negative results.”
Girls’ Generation Hyoyeon’s agency SM Entertainment stated, “Although she is not a close contact, we plan to conduct a test as a preemptive measure.”
Stay tuned for more updates!