Over a week since he tested positive for COVID-19, SUGA of the Korean boy band BTS has finally recovered from the virus, his talent agency BIGHIT Music announced.
In a statement released on Weverse, BIGHIT said SUGA ended his quarantine this Monday afternoon, January 3, after 10 days of receiving treatment at home for the disease. It added that the rapper did not exhibit any particular symptoms during his quarantine and is now able to return to his daily activities.
The agency also thanked fans who have expressed concern for SUGA's health and prayed for his wellbeing. It also expressed its gratitude to medical frontliners around the world who are leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally, BIGHIT assured the public that it will continue to prioritize the health of their artists, and to follow the healthcare guidelines vigilantly.
Read their full statement below:
"Hello, this is BIGHIT Music.
We would like to inform you that BTS member SUGA has made a full recovery from COVID-19 and his quarantine has concluded as of today at noon, January 3.
SUGA who had been receiving treatment from home for the past ten days from Friday, December 24, is now able to return to his daily activities.
SUGA did not exhibit any particular symptoms during his quarantine and is currently recuperating while resting at home.
We would like to thank all fans who have shown concerns for the artist's health as well as those in the medical field who are doing their best to overcome COVID-19.
We will continue to place the health of the artists as our top priority, and to vigilantly follow the healthcare guidelines.
SUGA is one of the seven members of BTS, which debuted in 2013 under BIGHIT Music and has since become one of the major players in the K-pop industry. The band is known for their hits "Butter", "Permission To Dance", Boy With Luv", and "Fake Love."
In the Philippines, there are currently nearly 21,500 active cases of COVID-19, of which 4,600 cases were recorded last Sunday, January 2.