Suga of phenomenal pop group BTS has tested positive for COVID-19, his agency BIGHIT Music announced on Friday, December 24.
A statement on the group's Weverse account read:
This is BIGHIT Music.
BTS member Suga was confirmed with COVD-19 on Friday, December 24 during his self-quarantine after taking the PCR test immediately upon his return to Korea on Thursday, December 23.
Suga completed his second round of the COVID-19 vaccination in late August and is not presenting any symptoms as of today. He is currently administering self-care at home per the guidelines of the healthcare authorities.
Suga, who had a number of personal engagements in the United States during BTS’s official time off, tested negative for the PCR test taken before traveling to the United States and began his self-quarantine after taking the PCR test upon his return to Korea. He received positive results during quarantine, and there was no contact with the other members.
The company places the artists’ health as our top priority, and we will do everything we can to aid Suga in his speedy recovery. We will also diligently cooperate with the requests and guidelines of the healthcare authorities.
Suga, whose real name is Min Yoongi, arrived in South Korea from the United States on December 23.
Following the news, the words “Get Well Soon Yoongi” immediately trended on Twitter Philippines, claiming the top spot.