The 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards – one of K-Pop's biggest events – postponed pre-recording after an employee tested positive for COVID.
The 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards – one of K-Pop's most anticipated year-end events – postponed pre-recording after an employee tested positive for COVID. The announcement comes amid a growing wave of cases in South Korea and concerns about the latest variant of Omicron.
In a statement in 2021, MAMA announced: “An employee of one of the [artists] who performed at the Live Finals of Show Me the Money 10 tested positive for COVID-19. Although the artist in question tested negative for COVID-19, for the safety of everyone involved we have decided to postpone the pre-recording of MAMA 2021, which is planned for today.
As a result of the diagnosis, the pre-recording for the special 10-year anniversary performance of Show Me The Money 10 will be performed without a live audience.
On Saturday, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 5,352 cases, the third time in a week that the figure exceeded 5,000. While the breakneck pace of K-pop has been largely shielded from COVID, recent cases have raised concerns for K too. aroused pop stars.
In November, BLACKPINK member Lisa tested positive for COVID-19 while other members tested but came back negative. In September six members of the ENHYPEN group tested positive.
Earlier this year, BToB member Minhyuk was hospitalized due to COVID, whereupon he urged fans to be careful: “I urge you to be really careful. I started this live broadcast because I wanted to tell you that you should be careful. "
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