Report on Activities of Snow Man, Johnny & Associates
We would like to announce the activities of Snow Man, an artist group of Johnny & Associates.
Miyadate, an artist in Snow Man, underwent a PCR test and tested positive for COVID-19 on December 21.
Immediately, all members and managers also underwent a PCR test and tested negative. Under the instructions of the health center, we investigated whether anyone has had close contact with Miyadate, and identified eight members of Snow Man.
As instructed by the health center, the members will receive a follow-up observation in quarantine.
Currently, Snow Man cannot perform as a group for a certain period. For fans who were looking forward to their activities especially over the New Year holidays, and for persons concerned who put their hopes in Snow Man and arranged to have them on programs for their first holiday season as a group since their debut, we sincerely apologize for any concern this may have caused.
All members followed the infection prevention measures, yet one member still became infected and the other group members were considered persons with close contact. We again realized the difficulty of delivering entertainment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to learn from this experience and apply these lessons to activities and prevention measures in the future.
We apologize to the fans and everyone involved with the group for failing to meet their expectations. However, we will overcome this crisis with the unity of our artists and staff.
Your understanding is appreciated.
December 23, 2020
Johnny & Associates