Covid in K-pop: Red Velvet Seulgi, Dreamcatcher Yoohyeon, Intergirls Leena get sick
It has now got to a point where the Covid-19 outbreak has started affecting idols on important days like comebacks, debuts and events. Acts like DAY6’s Wonpil, Tempest, NMIXX and Kep1er’s debut were postponed because the members tested positive. Almost all of Stray Kids, P1Harmony, Verivery and Purple Kiss fell sick while preparing for their comeback. And the infectious Omicron strain has once again affected Red Velvet, Dreamcatcher and Intergirls’ album release.
In the fourth week of March, 17 idols were diagnosed with Covid-19. And in the last week of the month, the cases just might cross this number as we have tons of idols testing positive each day like BTS’ Jungkook, Monsta X’s Hyungwon and 2PM’s Junho on March 29. Well a day later, Red Velvet’s Seulgi, Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon and Intergirls Leena have tested positive for Covid-19.
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Red Velvet’s comeback continues to get postponed
Just two weeks ago Red Velvet’s Irene, Joy and Yeri had tested positive before the album release of ‘The ReVe Festival 2022: Feel My Rhythm’ which was set for March 21. Promotions were set to resume after they recovered but it has been postponed once again as Seulgi became the fourth member to get Covid-19 on March 30. All promotional activities have been suspended and their new dates will be updated after she recovers. Seulgi has taken two vaccine doses and does not have any odd symptoms. Wendy, the fifth and last member continues to test negative.
2 Dreamcatcher members get Covid before comeback
On March 27, Sua became the first member to test positive. While the rest of the members had tested negative they were monitoring their health. Well on March 30, it was reported that Yoohyeon became the second Dreamcatcher member to test positive and is now in quarantine. She had mild symptoms like a cold on March 29 and immediately got tested which has come back positive. She has taken two doses of the vaccine and doesn’t have any extraordinary symptoms.
Dreamcatcher was preparing for their second studio album ‘Apocalypse: Save Us’ and a mini-concert to celebrate the release on April 12. The label is hopeful that it won’t be postponed as the infected members are on a quick road to recovery.
Intergirls’ debut hindered
Intergirls is one of the many exciting K-pop groups debuting in 2022. Managed by the label Inter BD Entertainment, it is a four-member group and were set to have a debut showcase on April 2. However, member Leena has tested positive for Covid-19. She does not have any special symptoms but her activities are on halt while she is being quarantined and treated at home. The other members have tested negative and will continue with their showcase ‘Into You’ on April 2. However, Leena will not be attending.