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Up10tion’s Bitto, Kogyeol test positive for COVID-19

Up10tion’s Bitto, Kogyeol test positive for COVID-19

UP10TION. Two of the group's members test

Photo from Up10tion's Facebook

The rest of the group – Kuhn, Gyujin, Hwanhee, Sunyoul, and Xiao – have tested negative and show no symptoms but will self-isolate

Bitto and Kogyeol, members of the K-pop group Up10tion, have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, his agency TOP Media said that Bitto tested positive on Monday, November 30. The following day, December 1, TOP Media said Kogyeol had also tested positive for the virus.

The group’s other members – Kuhn, Gyujin, Hwanhee, Sunyoul, and Xiao – tested negative.

TOP Media said that their employees and staff – even those who did not come in close contact with Up10tion – have also been tested. The rest of the group and their manager will be self-isolating despite testing negative for the virus and exhibiting no symptoms, TOP Media said.

The group performed on the shows Music Core and Inkigayo TV on November 28 and 29, alongside other acts who were then tested for the virus.

Among the artists who underwent preemptive testing include newly-launched girl group aespa, boy groups NCT and BTOB 4U, and pop rock band CNBLUE.

As of posting, no other agency has reported artists or staff testing positive for the virus.

South Korea has had over 34,000 cases, with over 400 new cases as of December 1. – Rappler.com