SEVENTEEN is currently in the news again but for totally different reasons. One of the members, Dino, is going to take a break from the group’s promotional activities and its ongoing tour. On August 17, 2022, PLEDIS Entertainment, the agency associated with the group, released a notice announcing that the singer had been diagnosed with COVID-19. According to the same notice, Dino tested positive for coronavirus in Los Angeles the previous day. Following this, the singer has gone into self-quarantine and is also said to have suffered from a mild sore throat.
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The other members’ status
Talking about the other members of SEVENTEEN, their test results have come out to be negative. Due to the COVID-19 diagnosis, Dino will not be participating in the Houston, and Los Angeles tour stops that were scheduled in the coming days. He will also not be appearing in the popular show ‘Jimmy Kimmel live’ filming.
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The full announcement
Check out the full announcement about Dino’s diagnosis below.
This is PLEDIS Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with information on SEVENTEEN member Dino being diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as adjustments in his activities.
Dino took a PCR test in Los Angeles on August 16 (PT) and was confirmed with COVID-19. He is currently experiencing a mild sore throat and has been under self-quarantine and administering self-treatment, away from the other members.
All SEVENTEEN members other than Dino took PCR tests and the results came back as negative.
In this regard, the Los Angeles concert scheduled on Wednesday, August 17 (PT), “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to be aired on Thursday, August 18 (PT), and the Houston concert scheduled on Saturday, August 20 (PT) will proceed as planned with 12 members except Dino who will thoroughly comply with the guidelines of the health authorities in the United States.
We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of Dino, placing our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists. We will also continue to fully cooperate with the requests and guidelines of healthcare authorities.
SEVENTEEN’s world tour began a few days after the group celebrated its 7th debut anniversary. Moreover, the group’s repackaged album SECTOR 17 is also doing well on all music charts. A month ago, on July 31, 2022, Billboard announced that the popular boy group SEVENTEEN had ranked #4 on the Top 200 Album Chart with their album SECTOR 17. The repacked album has become SEVENTEEN’s highest-ever rank yet by making the new record on the Billboard 200 chart. Moreover, SECTOR 17 is the fourth album of the group to have entered the chart overall. Previously, Your Choice, Attacca, and Face the Sun had also ranked on the same chart.