It's been reported that NEWS members Kato Shigeaki and Koyama Keiichiro have tested positive for COVID-19. Consequently, their online live 'NEWS LIVE TOUR 2020 STORY' that was scheduled for December 12th and 13th have been cancelled.
According to Johnny's & Associates, Kato had a fever of 37.7°C (99.86°F) on the morning of November 28th. After taking the PCR test, he was confirmed to have been infected with the virus. Under guidance of the health center, he will be observing his symptoms and receiving treatment.
After Kato was confirmed positive, the NEWS members and their managers took the PCR test as well. Koyama's test also came back positive on November 28th. While he does not have a fever, he is experiencing a sore throat, headache, and fatigue. He will also be observing his symptoms and following up with the health center.
Prior to November 28th, Kato and Koyama did enter a Johnny's related facility, as such, the facility will be undergoing disinfection on November 29th.