Report of COVID-19 Infections: Hikaru Iwamoto and Daisuke Sakuma, Snow Man, Johnny & Associates
We announce that Hikaru Iwamoto and Daisuke Sakuma, Snow Man artists of Johnny & Associates, were confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Sakuma has had a fever of 40.1℃ and a sore throat since this morning. He underwent a PCR test, and tested positive for COVID-19.
As he tested positive, the other members of Snow Man took a PCR test today. Iwamoto tested positive, even though he has no symptoms.
They will receive medical attention over a certain period of time and undergo a follow-up examination.
In light of the activities planned, we have decided to report their infection as promptly as possible, giving priority to causing as little inconvenience as possible to everyone. Therefore, we made this announcement before completing the process of identifying close contacts and other procedures with the public health center. We will continue to carefully take the necessary steps to deal with the matter and post updates on our website as necessary.
We sincerely apologize for any concern this may have caused.
Your understanding is appreciated.
July 8, 2022
Johnny & Associates