Covid in K-pop: NMIXX cancels debut showcase with Bae Covid positive, more idols join the list

K-pop idols like Super Junior's Kyuhyun, Cherry Bullet's Haeyoon, and (G)I-dle's Miyeon tested positive for Covid alongside rookie Bae of NMIXX as of February 18


                            Covid in K-pop: NMIXX cancels debut showcase with Bae Covid positive, more idols join the list
Super Junior's Kyuhyun, (G)I-dle's Miyeon, Cherry Bullet's Haeyoon, and NMIXX's Bae tested positive for Covid on February 18 (@gyuram88, @official_g_i_dle, @cherrybullet, @nmixx_official/Instagram)
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The Covid pandemic seems to have taken over the K-pop industry with more and more idols testing positive for the Coronavirus. Be it groups like VIVIZ or TEMPEST who reported all members of the group testing positive for the virus days ahead of their debut or be it TXT’s Yeonjun, V of BTS, San of Ateez, BTOB’s Eunkwang, and many more who have reported testing positive for the virus one after another.

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Now four more K-pop idols have reported testing positive for Covid with one of them being JYP’s highly anticipated pre-debut girl group NMIXX member. On February 18, NMIXX’s Bae reported having tested positive for Covid just days ahead of their debut. With that, one by one, more idols from groups like Super Junior, (G)I-dle, and Cherry Bullet reported testing positive for Covid. Complicating matters even further, the groups of all three idols had recently announced comebacks which means they were on schedule with other bandmates.

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NMIXX debut showcase postponed

Being a pre-debut K-pop group with one of the biggest agencies of K-pop comes with its perks and NMIXX is enjoying a lot that attention from fans who are waiting for the group to make its debut on February 22. Now only a few days ahead of that, member Bae of NMIXX has announced that she tested positive for Covid after a PCR test was conducted on her after experiencing mild symptoms like fever and sore throat.

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This resulted in all other members of NMIXX getting a Covid test using a self-test kit which delivered a negative result for all other members. Bae, herself has halted all activities and put a hiatus on all her upcoming schedules as she recovers. NMIXX, who had planned a debut showcase on the same day of their debut, has now postponed it to a future date due to Bae’s positive Covid test result.

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SuJu Kyuhyun, (G)I-dle Miyeon and Cherry Bullet Haeyoon are Covid positive

On the morning of February 18, it was reported that Super Junior’s Kyuhyun who was last seen as a panelist on Netflix’s ‘Single’s Inferno’ had tested positive for Covid, days after announcing a comeback with his K-pop group. The label that manages the group announced that Kyuhyun had tested positive after a PCR test that was done on February 17. He had already completed three doses of the Covid vaccine and was only experiencing mild symptoms as per the announcement.

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After announcing her comeback with the group after 14 months, (G)I-dle’s Myeon also reported that she had tested positive for Covid. Miyeon, who is the current MC of the music show from Mnet ‘M Countdown’, canceled her appearance as of February 17 after taking the Covid exam using a self-test kit. Miyeon had tested positive for Covid and put a halt on all of her upcoming schedules. On February 18, she was confirmed positive for the Coronavirus after a PCR test.

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Member Haeyoon of Cherry Bullet also reported testing positive for Covid on the same day after taking a PCR test. FNC Entertainment, the label that manages the activities of Cherry Bullet, announced that after experiencing mild symptoms, Haeyoon tested positive for Covid, and all the remaining members of Cherry Bullet, as well as the group’s staff, have self-quarantined, taking precautions as per the guidelines of medical health authorities.

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