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Two extra members of the Okay-pop band BTS take a look at constructive for the coronavirus.


SEOUL — Three members of the worldwide Okay-pop phenomenon BTS have examined constructive for the coronavirus, in accordance with Massive Hit Music, the group’s administration firm.

The corporate mentioned that RM, 27, and Jin, 29, examined constructive on Saturday after returning to South Korea from the US this month. The day earlier than, Massive Hit Music introduced that Suga, 28, who returned from the United States on Thursday, discovered that he was infected whereas in quarantine and after taking a P.C.R. take a look at.

All three obtained their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine in August, the corporate mentioned. Suga, the stage identify for the artist Min Yoon-gi, had examined unfavorable earlier than touring to the US, the corporate mentioned. RM (Kim Nam-joon) and Jin (Kim Seok-jin) initially examined unfavorable on returning to South Korea.

The corporate beforehand mentioned that Suga had no contact with the opposite members of BTS. He was not displaying any signs as of Friday, and he was isolating at house, the corporate mentioned.

The information comes a month after one other Okay-pop megastar, Lalisa Manoban, 24, of Blackpink, higher often called Lisa, examined constructive for the coronavirus. The opposite members of Blackpink — Jennie, Jisoo and Rosé — examined unfavorable, the manufacturing firm, YG Leisure, mentioned in an emailed assertion final month.

BTS has change into a multibillion-dollar act, identified for dynamic dance moves, catchy lyrics and fiercely devoted followers. In 2018, BTS turned the primary Okay-pop group to top the Billboard album chart, with “Love Your self: Tear.” In September this 12 months, the group gave a speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York, selling coronavirus vaccinations and praising younger individuals for his or her resiliency in the course of the pandemic.

The band traveled to the US in November and carried out on the American Music Awards. Massive Hit Music introduced later that members of BTS could be taking an “extended period of rest.”

John Yoon contributed reporting.