On March 5 KST, Seventeen's agency Pledis Entertainment released an official statement revealing that DK and Seungkwan had tested positive for COVID-19 after taking PCR tests.
Pledis Entertainment wrote,
"Hello. This is Pledis Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with some information on Seventeen members DK and Seungkwan being diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as adjustments in their activities.
DK took a rapid antigen as a proactive measure and was tested negative on Friday, March 4. However, as he experienced mild sore throat, DK preemptively took a PCR test and was confirmed with COVID-19 on the evening of Saturday, March 5. DK is currently not exhibiting symptoms other than being sore and is administering self-treatment at home.
Seungkwan took a rapid antigen test as a proactive measure and was tested positive on the morning of Saturday, March 5. He promptly took a PCR test and was confirmed with COVID-19 on the evening of Saturday, March 5. Seungkwan is currently experiencing body aches and is administering self-treatment at home.
All Seventeen members other than S.Coups, Hoshi , Wonwoo, and Vernon all preemptively took self-test kits on Friday, March 4, which all results came back as negative and are not exhibiting any symptoms.
Therefore, it would be difficult for S.Coups to take part in Seventeen's activity for a while. We will provide you with updates on his activity,
We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of S.Coups, 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.