fromis_9‘s Lee Chaeyoung has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second member of the group to test positive.
In an English statement released through fromis_9’s official Twitter account, Pledis Entertainment announced Lee Chaeyoung’s positive diagnosis.
This is PLEDIS Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with some information on fromis_9 member Lee Chaeyoung being diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as adjustments in her activities.
Lee Chaeyoung was tested positive on the self-test kit after experiencing cough, sore throat and mild fever since Friday, March 4. She promptly took a PCR test and was confirmed with COVID-19 on Saturday, March 5. Lee Chaeyoung is currently not exhibiting symptoms other than cough, sore throat and mild fever and is administering self-treatment at home.
All fromis_9 members other than Lee Seoyeon all preemptively underwent rapid antigen tests on Friday, the 4th, which all the results came back as negative and are not exhibiting any symptoms. However, as the other members have come in contact with Lee Chaeyoung, adjustments will be made to their schedules and we will closely monitor their health status while adhering to the COVID-19 control guidelines.
Therefore, it would be difficult for Lee Chaeyoung to take part in fromis_9’s activities for a while. We will provide you with updates on her activity resumption.
We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of Lee Chaeyoung, placing our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists. We will also continue to fully cooperate with the requests and guidelines of healthcare authorities.
— Pledis Entertainment
Fellow member Seoyeon tested positive back in early February, but has since recovered.