Hello. This is PLEDIS Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with some information on SEVENTEEN member Vernon being diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as adjustments in his activities.
Vernon tested positive on the self-test kit after experiencing a sore throat on Thursday, February 24. He promptly took a PCR test and was confirmed with COVID-19 on the morning of Friday, February 25. Vernon is currently not exhibiting any extraordinary symptoms other than a sore throat and is administering self-treatment at home.
Vernon came in contact with DK and Dino on Tuesday, February 22, and with S.Coups and Woozi on Wednesday, February 23. However, they only met for a brief moment while wearing masks and did not come in close contact. DK, Dino, S.Coups, and Woozi all preemptively took a self-test kit and rapid antigen test. All the results came back as negative, and they are not exhibiting any symptoms.
Therefore, it will be difficult for Vernon to take part in SEVENTEEN’s activities for a while. We will provide you with updates on his future activities.
We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of Vernon and place our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists. We will also continue to fully cooperate with the requests and guidelines of disease control authorities.