The Big Hit Music agency released a statement saying that Jin and RM were both diagnosed with COVID-19 Saturday evening. Suga, another member of the Big Hit Music agency, was also positive for the virus.
According to the agency, all three received their second jab in August.
BTS is a boyband consisting of seven members. J-Hope and Jungkook are the other members. V is Jimin.
The agency claims that RM is not showing any symptoms, while Jin has mild symptoms and light fever. Jin is currently receiving self-treatment at his home. According to the agency, Suga was not showing symptoms and was self-medicating at home according to the guidelines provided by the health authorities.
RM tested negative following his return from the United States earlier in the month. The agency stated that he was diagnosed with the virus after he returned from the United States earlier than his scheduled release from selfquarantine.
Jin returned to South Korea earlier this month and had two PCR tests. One was upon his arrival, the other was before he was released from self-quarantine. Both times were negative. The agency stated that Jin had flu-like symptoms Saturday afternoon, and then took another PCR test which came back positive. According to media reports, he had also traveled to the U.S.
The agency stated that Suga, who had many personal engagements in the United States during band's official time off was diagnosed with COVID-19 after he returned from the U.S.
According to the agency, it will continue to support the three family members in their recovery. It stated that it would comply with all guidelines and requests of South Korean health authorities.
BTS's self-produced music has gained worldwide recognition since their 2013 debut. They also have activism that includes a speech at UN and calling out anti-Asian racism.
BTS won artist of the Year and the preferred pop duo/group award. In November, the American Music Awards presented the favorite pop song award for Butter. The group's collaboration in October with British rock band Coldplay, "My Universe", reached No. 1. It was ranked No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was BTS' sixth Hot 100 Number. 1.