It's been announced that Morning Musume.'22 member Morito Chisaki has tested positive for COVID-19.
Morito came down with a fever and sore throat on the 12th, so she conducted the PCR test and was confirmed positive for the virus on the 13th. As such, she will be recuperating for the time being. Her comeback will be determined under guidance of the health center.
After Morito's positive diagnosis, Up Front Promotion concluded that Morning Musume.'22 members Nonaka Miki, Kaga Kaede, and Yokoyama Reina, as well as Juice=Juice's Arisawa Ichika are close contacts. Although they are not experiencing any symptoms, they will be quarantining for the time being.
Due to this situation, Morning Musume.'22's concerts on the 14th and 15th at NGK Spark Plug Civic Center in Aichi have been cancelled. In addition, Arisawa will not be participating in Juice=Juice's concerts on the 14th at NGK Spark Plug Civic Center in Aichi and on the 15th at Sapporo Kyoiku Bunka Kaikan in Hokkaido.