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BTS' V tests positive for COVID-19

By Yonhap

Published : Feb. 16, 2022 - 09:33

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K-pop supergroup BTS' V has become the fifth member of the group to test positive for COVID-19.

The 26-year-old singer, whose original Korean name is Kim Tae-hyung, visited a hospital Tuesday to get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test after experiencing a mild sore throat and received a positive result, the group's management agency Big Hit Music said in a statement posted to Weverse.

He completed two rounds of vaccinations and was not presenting any extraordinary symptoms other than a mild fever and sore throat, according to the agency.

"He is currently undergoing treatment at home while waiting for further guidelines from the health care authorities," it said.

V met with other BTS members Saturday, but there was no close contact because everyone was wearing a mask.

None of the other BTS members are showing any symptoms, and everyone has tested negative, according to the agency.

V is the fifth member of the septet to test positive for COVID-19. Suga, RM and Jin were confirmed to have been infected in December, followed by Jimin last month. The four have since recovered. (Yonhap)