BTOB’s Minhyuk has tested positive for COVID-19.
On July 14, Cube Entertainment announced that the idol had undergone testing for COVID-19 after his vocal teacher tested positive for the virus. Minhyuk’s results came back negative, but in accordance with government guidelines, the idol still went into self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.
K-pop idol Minhyuk from the group BTOB has tested positive for Covid-19 on July 17. Minhyuk was already self-quarantining following his vocal teacher testing positive. He got a test done after the case was confirmed but that turned out to be negative. He underwent another test today which finally confirmed his diagnosis.
Minhyuk’s agency Cube Entertainment announced that the K-pop star had already been on self-quarantine once his vocal teacher was confirmed to have tested positive as a precautionary measure. The step was taken according to the government guidelines and he is currently in self-isolation till he recovers.
Minhyuk had taken two tests prior to this one which came out negative until this one. Cube has assured fans that Minhyuk is taking appropriate measures in accordance with the quarantine guidelines and they will try their best to support the idol.
The K-pop industry seems to be on full red alert mode since the diagnosis of K-pop idols. Minhyuk is the 4th K-pop idol to have tested positive after San from Ateez who has been deemed asymptomatic and Doyoung and Junghwan from Treasure. According to Korean Media sources, in total 12 Korean celebrities have tested positive for Covid-19. Some of these celebrities even tested negative at first before being confirmed Covid-19 positive.
Here is the agency’s official statement:
𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨, 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐮𝐛𝐞 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭.
𝐁𝐓𝐎𝐁’𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐡𝐲𝐮𝐤 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 (𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟕).
𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲, 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐡𝐲𝐮𝐤 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬. 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐂𝐑 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞.
𝐀𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 (𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐂𝐑 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭), 𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟔 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐟𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 (𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟕).
𝐈𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞, 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐡𝐲𝐮𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐥𝐲.
𝐎𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧, 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞.
𝐖𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐮𝐭𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬’ 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲.
Fans have been showering their stars with love through Twitter and other social media platforms. They are wishing for his speedy recovery and hoping he will be fit very soon. Cube did confirm that he was experiencing symptoms such as cough and fever so we are hoping that he will get well soon.
Minhyuk was last seen on Kingdom: The legendary War with three other members of BTOB wherein they performed alongside five other groups. BTOB showcased some excellent performances and their vocals were phenomenal as always.
Wishing Minhyuk a speedy recovery!