K-pop star Chung Ha under quarantine after staff members tested positive for COVID-19

K-pop star Kim Chung-Ha, better known as Chungha is under “self-isolation” after two of her staff members tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

According Korean pop culture website Soompi, Chungha’s management agency MNH Entertainment released a statement on March 1, assuring that the 24-year-old singer tested negative for the disease. 

“We immediately made Chungha and all accompanying personnel go into self-isolation and had them tested. One more staff member tested positive for the virus, and we are taking appropriate action for it,” MNH Entertainment said. 

The move to quarantine the artist was requested by Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency also announced that her scheduled activities and events have been cancelled as a safety precaution. 

“For the sake of safety all scheduled activities have been canceled for the time being, and we will continue to take the best possible measures and deal with [the virus] faithfully. We thank everyone working hard to combat the virus, and we will do our best to protect our safety and health from COVID-19.”

American mass media company and recording label 88rising announced on Twitter that Chungha will no longer be performing in their lineup for their Head in the Clouds Festival in Jakarta. 

As of writing, South Korea holds the largest national total, outside China, for those affected with the disease. 

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