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BTS member Suga returned to Korea after spending some time in the USA post their concert in LA. This morning, BigHit Music released an official statement confirming that Suga has tested positive for COVID 19 and is currently in self-quarantine. The company assured that Suga did not show any symptoms and is following the directives laid down by the health authorities of the country. The statement also clarified that Suga did not come in contact with any of the other members including RM, J-Hope, V, Jungkook, Jin, and Jimin.


The statement released by BigHit Music read, “This is BIGHIT Music.

BTS member SUGA was confirmed with COVID-19 on Friday, December 24 during his self-quarantine after taking the PCR test immediately upon his return to Korea on Thursday, December 23.

SUGA completed his second round of the COVID-19 vaccination in late August and is not presenting any symptoms as of today. He is currently administering self-care at home per the guidelines of the healthcare authorities.

SUGA, who has had a number of personal engagements in the U.S. during BTS’ official time off, had tested negative for the PCR test taken before travelling to the U.S., and began his self-quarantine after taking the PCR test upon his return to Korea. He received positive results during quarantine, and there was no contact with the other members. The company places the artists’ health as our top priority, and we will do everything we can to aid SUGA in his speedy recovery. We will also diligently cooperate with the requests and guidelines of the healthcare authorities.

During their stint in the USA, Suga and other members attended AMAs and also shot for interviews and a crossway concert with James Corden, apart from their concert which made history.

Shortly after their concert, it was announced that the members will be taking an extended break this holiday season before they return on stage.

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