11 July 2024

Thai-born K-pop rapper and dancer Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban has asymptomatic COVID-19, while her three fellow members of the internationally renowned girl group “BLACKPINK” have tested negative for the virus, said the band’s managing agency YG Entertainment, following an announcement yesterday that Lisa had contracted the coronavirus.

“Following their real-time RT-PCR tests, BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, Rosé and Jennie have received negative confirmed results,” said YG Entertainment in a statement today (Thursday).

“Lisa was informed of her confirmed diagnosis on November 24th, ahead of a planned video shoot. Lisa’s health is good and she is not exhibiting any special symptoms,” the statement read.

As soon as the news broke about the infection of the 24-year-old native of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Buri Ram, the hashtag #GetWellSoonLisa top trended on Twitter globally.

All four members of the group have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the agency confirmed.

South Korea is one of the countries currently battling another surge in COVID-19 cases, with a record high of more than 4,000 recorded yesterday.

“We wish Lisa a quick recovery and we will continue to earnestly cooperate with the health authorities’ epidemiological investigations and take all possible measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” YG Entertainment added.