So Jung Hwan from Treasure Tested Positive for COVID-19

Source: Koreaboo
Source: Koreaboo

Treasure (트레저) boy band had been active since 2019 under YG Entertainment group, and they have been in the spotlight ever since, earning many awards such as Best New Male Artist and 35th Golden Disc Awards. The band consists of 12 members and, unfortunately, one of them, So Jung Hwan, had been infected with the SARS-CoV- 2 virus. Just three days ago, another member, Doyoung, was also tested positive. From the information given so far by the label, the other members of the band and the staff working closely with them have tested negative.

So Jung Hwan tested negative at first

According to several sources, after Doyoung tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2, Jung Hwan tested negative but was still self-quarantine. He also decided to test himself using rapid detection kits, and after repeating a PCR test, he received an official positive confirmation. YG Entertainment released a statement in which they explain everything, and rest fans assure that all safety measures have been taken and that the health of their artists is their number one priority.

Treasure is gaining global fans.

The South Korean boy band became known for consisting of members from the YG Treasure Box survival competition. Their fans are known as Teume or Treasure Makers, and they wear sky blue. Some of the members have been involved in the entertainment industry since a young age, according to their biography. Ye-dam and So Jung Hwan appeared in commercials for several South Korean brands and even recorded songs. Hyun-suk and Junkyu competed on Mix Nine survival show and Jihoon, Ye-dam, and Doyoung were trainees for the Stray Kids project. YG’s Treasure Map survival contest began in January 2020, and the 12 members were selected among a total of 29 trainees.

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