Two crew members supporting Blinken trip overseas test positive: Air Force
Two U.S. Air Force crew members who were assisting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken's international trip last week have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of known coronavirus cases from the trip to three.A spokesperson for the Air Force told Reuters that one of the crew members who tested positive is asymptomatic, and the other is experiencing mild symptoms. They were both fully vaccinated and did not come into close contact with Blinken or his senior staff, according to the spokesperson.
By Josh Smith © Reuters/AUDE GUERRUCCI FILE PHOTO: 2021 American Music Awards Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
SEOUL (Reuters) - Two more members of the K-pop group BTS on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19 following their return to South Korea from the band's first pandemic-era concerts in the United States, their management company Big Hit Music said. © Reuters/Mike Segar FILE PHOTO: Fans of the Korean K-Pop group BTS wait in the rain outside Central Park in New York
Rapper RM, 27, and vocalist Jin, 29, were diagnosed with COVID-19 a day after Suga, a songwriter and rapper for the seven-member group, tested positive.
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All three had completed second doses of a coronavirus vaccine in August, the company said.
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Since their 2013 debut, BTS have spearheaded a global K-Pop craze with catchy, upbeat music and dances, as well as lyrics and social campaigns aimed at empowering young people.
The concerts in the United States were BTS' first in the country since 2019, when they toured across Asia, Europe and North America.
RM, whose real name is Kim Nam-joon, and Jin, whose real name is Kim Seok-jin, initially tested negative on returning to South Korea earlier this month.
RM, who tested positive as he prepared to leave mandatory quarantine, is showing no symptoms, Big Hit Music said.
Jin tested negative a second time as he left quarantine, but was later diagnosed after experiencing symptoms, which the company said were mild.
Neither Jin or RM had any contact with other group members after their return to South Korea, the company said.
(Reporting by Josh Smith; editing by Barbara Lewis)
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