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Posted by Yaki-Jones 11 days ago

7 people including the staff and cast members of MBC's 'Extreme Debut: Wild Idol' test positive for COVID-19

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7 people including the staff and cast members of MBC's survival audition program 'Extreme Debut: Wild Idol' have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to media reports on November 22nd, 5 trainees and 2 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. It was reported one of the trainees did not show symptoms on the set during their shoot on the 18th, but he soon developed symptoms afterward which prompted him to get tested. He was tested positive on the 21st. 

As a result, the entire cast and staff underwent PCR testing, which further revealed 6 more positive cases on the morning of the 22nd. 

The production team reassured that they have been closely following the guidelines however, they are sorry that many positive cases have occurred nonetheless. The team promised to take stricter precautions in the future. 

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T_Jazz
T_Jazz9,946 pts 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Shut it down 🔒

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Secretninja312
Secretninja3126,146 pts 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

This is probably the worst time to do a survival show, when we're still in a pandemic . It brings so many people in to close quarters, making any sort of illness very easy to spread. Not to mention being on a survival type show, the trainees are probably not sleeping or eating well and are over exerting their bodies, which probably doesn't help in the health department.

I remember watching Idol Producer a few years ago, on the show, you see them vaguely mention a trainee missing a day of practice here and there because they were sick. But during an extra behind the scenes clip they aired after the episodes, you see the mentors (including Jackson Wang) visit the trainee dorms and you just see the number of trainees who were sick during the show, likely because it kept spreading from one trainee to the next. And ever since I saw these clips, this fact has always stuck in my mind about these survival shows, the fact that trainees could be sick during these times but still powering through because it's a competition but in the process, further spreading illness.


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