BTOB’s Minhyuk and Treasure’s Junghwan test Covid-19 positive, fans wish 'speedy recovery'

Earlier, K-pop idols like Ateez’s San, Infinite’s Sunggyu, Lovelyz’s Jisoo, Noir’s Minhyuk and Treasure’s Doyoung had tested positive for Covid-19


                            BTOB’s Minhyuk and Treasure’s Junghwan test Covid-19 positive, fans wish 'speedy recovery'
BTOB's Minhyuk and Treasure's Junghwan test positive for Covid-19 (@OFFICIALBTOB, @ygtreasuremaker/Twitter)

Previously, it was revealed that several K-pop idols like Ateez’s San, Infinite’s Sunggyu, Lovelyz’s Jisoo, Noir’s Minhyuk and Treasure’s Doyoung had tested positive for Covid-19. Fans wished them a speedy recovery and hoped all the other artists were being careful. Many companies have canceled offline events and are quarantining their artists out of precaution.

Time and again South Korea has been praised for its strict handling of the global pandemic because of which the country has been running pretty normally. 2021 seemed to be getting better for them as the social distancing rules were eased and companies started holding offline concerts and events. However, since the last month, there has been a sudden rise in cases affecting idols and their offline activities.

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BTOB’s Minhyuk and Treasure’s Junghwan test positive

Unfortunately, BTOB’s Minhyuk happens to be the latest idol to test positive for Covid-19. On July 14, it had been announced that his vocal teacher had tested positive and so Minhyuk had immediately gotten tested too. While his result was negative he still went into self-quarantine. However, on July 16 he showed symptoms of the virus and got himself tested again. On July 17, his results revealed he is Covid-19 positive. His company informed fans that necessary measures were being taken and he would soon recover.



 

Along with Minhyuk, Treasure’s Junghwan also tested positive. When his group member Doyoung got Covid-19 on July 13, the whole group got themselves tested. Everyone including Junghwan had tested negative. The members still went into self-quarantine where they kept testing themselves with a rapid detection kit. And on July 16, Junghwan tested positive. The company stated that the two members' health was a priority and they would inform fans when there are any updates.

With idols all quickly being infected, companies have had to take drastic measures. Several offline concerts like that of Golden Child, N.Flying and Kim Jae-hwan’s were canceled. While all meet and greets had been shifted online last year, some companies were slowly opening up and hosting offline fansigns. However, due to the sudden rise in cases, offline meet and greets for groups like Seventeen and Brave Girls have once again been moved online.

'Get well soon'

Fans have been disheartened on seeing their faves getting sick and hope that if not all, at least crowded promotional activities should be halted. They also took to social media to send letters to Minhyuk and Junghwan as well as trending 'Get well soon' on Twitter. A BTOB fan tweeted, “Stay safe, healthy and take care of yourself. praying the fastest speedy recovery for you. we love you a lot, minhyuk.” Another fan tweeted, “My happy pill :( please take care minhyuk.” One tweeted, “I don't even have words right now. I hope everything can be alright and that you come to recover well.”

With two Treasure members testing positive, fans sent them love and support. One Treasure fan tweeted, “Get well soon Doyoung and Junghwan! praying for nothing but a fast recovery, we'll go through this. We love you so much.” Another tweeted, “junghwan was just confirmed that he tested covid positive too :(( hoping for doyoung and junghwan to have a speedy recovery!! and for all treasure members to be safe and healthy during their quarantine.” One tweeted, “To our two maknaes, Doyoung and Junghwan. Please get better as soon as possible. You can get through this. We know that. We will wait. Take care, eat a lot of healthy food, take some vitamin. I love you both.”



 



 



 



 



 



 

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