BTS is one of the most popular groups on the planet, but even their BTS Army couldn’t keep COVID-19 away. Sadly, their plans are halted as 3 out of the 7 members are now positive for the virus.

Lead Rapper RM and singer Jin have both contracted COVID-19. The news came through their management company, Big Hit Music, via TMZ. Suga, another BTS member previously tested positive as well.

As two more BTS members have now tested positive for Covid-19 it has brought the total to 3 out of 7, 42% of the group. The boys were subject to strict precautions. Their management company Big Hit Music makes sure to note that none of the positive members come in contact with their other bandmates.

The remaining 4 members are negative for now. The positive members diagnoses came down after the group’s return to South Korea after touring the United States. The band followed Covid guidelines in both countries.

RM and Jin both received negative tests in early December after touching back in their home country. BTS still had to quarantine anyway per S. Korea’s COVID rules. RM then tested positive just as he was about to exit the local corona protocols.

In the meanwhile, Jin tested negative twice upon leaving quarantine. However, he soon began feeling symptoms and was deemed to be positive. They’re both considered breakthrough cases. The news comes as omicron cases are skyrocketing across the United States. As per the CDC, the variant accounts for as high as 90% of Corona cases right now.

We hope BTS recovers from the COVID set-backs soon.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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