On August 4th, it was announced that voice actor Seki Toshihiko (58), actor Iijima Hiroki (23), and boy group Matsuri Nine members Terasaka Raiga, Nonoda Kanade, and Kanda Rikuto have been infected with the novel coronavirus.
Seki was hospitalized on the 4th with the infection. While contract tracing is being carried out, he is unsure how he was exposed to the virus. Meanwhile, Iijima is experiencing mild symptoms. His agency explained, "He is in stable condition as his temperature has returned to normal, and he does not have any symptoms of the illness." As for Matsuri Nine besides the 3 members, one of their staff that accompanied them to an event has also tested positive for the virus.
Recently, gravure idols Amaki Jun and Suzuki Fumina, DOBERMAN INFINITY's SWAY, and Suzaki Takafumi of comedian duo Runny Noize have all been confirmed to have COVID-19.
Source & Image: Oricon