Shock: UP10TION’s Bitto – The first idol infected with COVID-19, Kpop entertainment is worried.
According to an exclusive report from Newsen on the morning of November 30, UP10TION’s Bitto tested positive for Covid-19. This seriously affects music programs, TV shows that have the appearance of this group in the past few days.
UP10TION appeared on MBC’s Music Core music program on November 28 and Inkigayo on SBS on November 29 to promote new music products. This means that artists appearing on either of these programs may also be asked to test for Covid-19 and quarantine themselves.
Both UP10TION’s management company TOP MEDIA and SBS have confirmed that they have received word of Bitto’s positive test result.
Below is the full information from TOP Media entertainment company:
“Hello, this is TOP Media.
Our artist UP10’sTION Bitto tested positive for COVID-19.
Following the conclusion of his scheduled activities on [November] 29, he was told that he came in close contact with a confirmed case and was tested. His diagnosis was confirmed on the morning of [November] 30.
Our agency artists, staff, and employees who crossed paths or came into contact with Bitto are being tested for COVID-19, and we will take quarantine measures according to instructions by health authorities.
UP10’sTION following scheduled activities have all been to, and once again we will do our best to take care of our artists and manage sanitation for COVID-19.
We sincerely apologize to broadcast representatives and involved staff members as broadcast activities were carried out without knowing that he came into close contact with a confirmed case.
We once again apologize for causing concern.
Thank you. “