It's been confirmed that the remaining eight members of Snow Man have been considered to be persons of close contact after Miyadate Ryota tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the group will be taking a break from their activities for a fixed period of time.
Miyadate was diagnosed with the virus on December 21st after a routine screening required by Johnny's & Associates. The health center determined that all members are persons of close contact and are required to monitor their health while in quarantine.
Snow Man had several work lined up during the New Year holidays including their first appearance in the 'Kohaku Uta Gassen.' Johnny's & Associates commented, "To all fans who were looking forward to their activities during the New Year holiday, and to all persons concerned for making adjustments and inviting them to their program(s) during this time with expectations for Snow Man, we sincerely apologize for the great deal of inconvenience."