BLACKPINK’s Lalisa Manoban, better known as Lisa, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
The news was announced through her agency, YG Entertainment, in an official statement. It read: “BLACKPINK’s Lisa was diagnosed with COVID-19 this afternoon (November 24). The other three BLACKPINK members have not been classified as close contacts yet, but they immediately received PCR tests after hearing of Lisa’s positive COVID-19 results, and they are currently awaiting their results.”
The company stated that they took “strong preemptive measures” even “beyond the guidelines of health authorities” to protect the health of their team and promised to notify the public once more information comes to light. In a later statement, YG Entertainment confirmed that the three other BLACKPINK members, Jisoo, Rosé, and Jennie, have tested negative for the virus.
“Lisa’s health is in good state, and she did not exhibit any special symptoms,” they affirmed. “All four members of BLACKPINK have been completely vaccinated for COVID-19, and the company and our artists have been paying special attention to our health and safety through regular pre-emptive tests.”
Lisa has recently been promoting her new solo tracks “Lalisa” and “Money” in the U.S., making appearances on radio shows and visiting famous friends like 88rising’s NIKI at the Head In The Clouds (HITC) music festival. The singles, which were released in earlier in September, have become hugely popular both on the charts and in social media.
“Lalisa” debuted at number two on the Billboard Global 200 and number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100, while “Money” peaked at number ten on the Billboard Global 200 and spurred a viral dance challenge on Tiktok.