This story was first published on August 23, 2021, and updated on February 25, 2021.
South Korean star Park Seo-joon has unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19. The actor, who is well known for his roles in Korean dramas such as Itaewon Class and What's Wrong With Secretary Kim? tested positive on February 19, according to his agency Awesome ENT.
“As a preemptive measure, Park Seo Joon carried out tests using self-testing kits before moving to all his filming sets. Before proceeding to his scheduled activity last week, he tested positive using a self-testing kit, so after carrying out a PCR test, he ultimately received a positive test on February 19,” the agency said.
“He is taking the necessary measures to quarantine and receive treatment in keeping with the guidelines set by government health authorities. He is currently in the recovery stage and has no special symptoms,” it continued.
Park has completed all three doses of his Covid-19 vaccine and has stopped all his scheduled activities while he recovers.
As Covid-19 continues to plague the world, we list other Korean celebs who also made headlines for having contracted the virus.
1. Suga, RM and Jin
Three members of the K-pop group BTS tested positive for Covid-19 after the group returned to South Korea following their concert in the United States, according to their management company Big Hit Music.
Suga was the first member of the septet to test positive on December 24. He was in the midst of his self-quarantine following his return from the United States when his positive test result came in.
Unfortunately, the next day, Big Hit Music reported that fellow members RM and Jin from the group had also tested positive for the virus on December 25.
RM tested positive just as he was preparing to leave his mandatory quarantine and is showing no symptoms. Jin tested negative a second time as he left quarantine but tested positive later when he began experiencing mild symptoms.
All three members are fully vaccinated after receiving their second dose in August this year.