IST Entertainment, the agency which manages the popular South Korean music band, THE BOYZ, released a statement to announce that its member Eric has tested positive for COVID-19.
The statement read, “Hello. This is IST Entertainment. We are informing you that the agency’s artist THE BOYZ’s Eric has tested positive for COVID-19.”
The statement further read, “On January 20, after THE BOYZ member Eric completed the third dose of his COVID-19 vaccine, he received contact that an acquaintance of the friend he had dinner with had tested positive for COVID-19, so he pre-emptively took a PCR test on the morning of January 21 and tested negative.”
It continued, “After testing negative on January 21, Eric did not have any particular symptoms, so he quarantined until January 21, and then he joined scheduled activities after confirming he tested negative with a self-testing kit on January 22. Afterwards, since a group reality show filming was scheduled for January 24, Eric preemptively took a PCR test again on January 23, and he received a positive test result on the morning of January 24.”
The agency also stated that the other group members along with the staff got tested post Eric’s diagnosis and are currently waiting for the test results.
“After hearing news of Eric’s positive COVID-19 test this morning, THE BOYZ and the staff all got tested for COVID-19. Currently, we are waiting for the results of the tests. Furthermore, we promptly delivered this news to the organizers of last weekend’s scheduled activity,” the statement concluded.
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