K-pop group ENHYPEN's Ni-ki is the sixth member to test positive for COVID-19.
According to ENHYPEN's agency BELIFT LAB, members Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, Jake, and Sunghoon tested positive for the virus on September 2. On September 5, Ni-ki also tested positive after exhibiting symptoms.
So far, only Sunoo has tested negative for COVID-19. BELIFT LAB apologized to fans and ensured they are taking care of the afflicted members' safety and recovery. ENHYPEN has also dropped out of the lineup for "KCON:TACT HI 5," a nine-day event featuring K-pop acts such as MAMAMOO, ONF, PURPLE KISS, BTOB, GHOST9, and Ciipher.
The agency's statement (as translated by Soompi) reads:
This is BELIFT LAB.
ENHYPEN member Ni-ki has been diagnosed as positive for COVID-19 while undergoing self-quarantine.
Ni-ki had entered into self-quarantine in separate quarters and closely monitored his condition with daily self-testing as well as PCR testing; he began showing symptoms of coughing on Friday, September 3, and on the following day was diagnosed as positive for COVID-19.
Following directives from health authorities, he is preparing for relocation to a treatment facility and is showing light symptoms."
"It is with the deepest sense of regret that we offer our apology to our fans for this news of an additional diagnosis of a member following our previous notice. Our company will do our utmost to ensure the artists can recover to full health. In addition, we will continue to cooperate with requests and instructions from government health authorities."
Get well soon, Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, and Ni-ki!