Kep1er To Postpone Debut After Staff Tests Positive For COVID-19 + Members Test Negative
Upcoming girl group Kep1er’s debut will be delayed.
On December 5, Kep1er’s agencies revealed that a staff member who works with the group had tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day. As a result, all of Kep1er’s activities have been suspended.
Read the agencies’ statement below:
Hello. This is Wake One Entertainment and Swing Entertainment.
We inform you that our artist Kep1er, who were preparing to debut on December 14, will be postponing their promotion plans.
On the morning of December 4, one of the staff members accompanying Kep1er tested positive for COVID-19. The moment the staff member showed suspicious symptoms of an infection, the artists were preemptively tested for COVID-19, and they have all tested negative. Currently, the members are not showing any symptoms of infection such as a fever or respiratory issues.
All related staff members have received COVID-19 tests, and there are no additional confirmed cases as of now. All those who have not received their results yet are in isolation.
To prioritize the health and safety of the members and staff, we have halted all scheduled activities, and therefore Kep1er’s promotional schedule will inevitably be pushed back. We relay our apologies to the fans who were waiting for Kep1er’s debut as well as the related personnel. We will share another announcement in the future regarding their resumption of activities.
We will take all possible measures so that our artists and staff can work in the safest environment, and we will faithfully follow the instructions and protocols of the health authorities. Thank you.
Kep1er is a nine-member girl group formed through Mnet’s audition program “Girls Planet 999.” The group had been scheduled to attend the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) on December 11 ahead of their official debut on December 14.
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