Some iKON, SF9 and THE BOYZ members to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

However, most cast members of ‘Kingdom’ have reportedly tested negative for coronavirus

Some members of iKON, SF9 and THE BOYZ will self-quarantine after coming into close contact with a positive COVID-19 case.

According to separate statements from the groups’ respective agencies – YG Entertainment, FNC Entertainment and Cre.ker Entertainment – three members from the boybands are set to self-quarantine after coming into close contact with a backup dancer from the reality show Kingdom: Legendary War, who was previously diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The K-pop idols in question are Yoo Taeyang from SF9, THE BOYZ’s Juyeon and Kim Donghyuk of iKON. Their agencies noted that the artists have so far tested negative for COVID-19 but will still enter self-quarantine for two weeks. SF9 are set to continue their activities without Yoo, while THE BOYZ will halt their activities until the quarantine is over.

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In addition, the other members of SF9 and THE BOYZ, as well as fellow Kingdom cast members BtoB, Stray Kids and ATEEZ, have also tested negative for COVID-19. iKON are reportedly still waiting for their test results.

The six boybands initially got tested yesterday (May 6) after a backup dancer from the reality TV series Kingdom was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. The backup dancer had participated in a recording for the show on May 4, where they were part of a joint performance between THE BOYZ, SF9 and iKON.

It’s currently unknown how the testing and potential COVID-19 guidelines will affect the recording and broadcasting of Kingdom: Legendary War. The show originally premiered on April 1 and is a sequel to 2020’s Road To Kingdom.

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