TWICE’s Jihyo tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of BETWEEN 1&2 release

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TWICE’s member and leader Jihyo has, unfortunately, tested positive for COVID-19. This is according to a recent statement that was issued by the group’s associated agency JYP Entertainment. The said notice was shared on the official fan cafe of the group, where it was revealed that the leader had tested positive after having checked on her self-test kit. As a result of the same, Jihyo is expected to remain absent from the upcoming promotions of the group’s eleventh EP titled BETWEEN 1&2, which is all set to release on August 26, 2022.


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Full statement

As revealed earlier, JYP Entertainment has released a full statement confirming Jihyo’s diagnosis. Read the complete statement below.

“This is JYP Entertainment.

We are sad to inform you that TWICE member JIHYO has tested positive for COVID-19 antigen testing on August 24th. JIHYO tested positive for self-diagnosis kit at 10:30 AM and is currently quarantined, following the guidelines from health department after testing positive for COVID-19 antigen testing.

We apologize for causing concerns among TWICE’s fans and related people.

We will prioritize our artist’s health and put our best effort for her quick and healthy recovery.

Thank you.”


On August 18, 2022, JYP Entertainment released the new concept photos for the group’s upcoming album. Well, there is no denying that all the members look gorgeous in the same! The nine members are seen sitting on a green lawn while displaying their dazzling outfits that are somehow interpreting retro vibes in a pretty trendy manner. Now, the concept grabbed the attention of everyone when it appeared in the new album’s trailer as well. Meanwhile, the group’s mini-album BETWEEN 1&2 and its title song, Talk that Talk, is going to be released officially on August 26, 2022, at 1 pm KST.


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The album teaser

The TWICE members have also shared a teaser sound source for the album’s songs. The said video includes two songs as the girls exude charisma while posing for the camera with firm gazes. Among them is the track Queen of Hearts which is sung in English. The song harmonizes with an amazing drum beat, guitar sound, and the cool vocals of the TWICE members. Not only that, but LDN Noise, the world-famous producing team, also participated in the track’s work.