BTS member tests positive for COVID while in Las Vegas for Grammys
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) – BTS star Jungkook has tested positive for COVID-19 after coming to Las Vegas for the Grammy Awards this Sunday.
The singer tested negative on a PCR test in South Korea before leaving for the U.S. on Sunday, the band's management agency Big Hit Music said in a statement.
After he arrived in Las Vegas, he felt some discomfort in his throat and took both rapid and standard PCR tests.
"While being under self-quarantine as a proactive measure, the result of both tests came back positive, and Jung Kook was confirmed with COVID-19 on Monday," the statement reads.
He is currently under self-quarantine and has not shown any symptoms other than a mild sore throat.
His participation in the Grammy Awards, scheduled for Sunday at the MGM Grand, is dependent on local COVID regulations.