It's been announced that Morning Musume.'22 member Ishida Ayumi will be isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19.
Ishida collected a sample on the evening of the 16th to submit for a PCR test, and on the 19th was suspected to be infected with the virus. She then did a PCR test on the 20th at a medical institution and was confirmed positive. Ishida is not experiencing symptoms at this time. She will be resuming her activities depending on her condition as well as the instructions from the health center.
After Ishida's positive diagnosis, UpFront Promotion has concluded that Morning Musume.'22 members Fukumura Mizuki, Ikuta Erina, Oda Sakura, Makino Maria, Haga Akane, Kitagawa Rio, Okamura Homare, and Yamazaki Mei are close contacts. While they are not experiencing symptoms, they will be quarantining at home for the time being.
Consequently, Morning Musume.'22's concerts 'Hello! Project 2022 Spring CITY CIRCUIT: Morning Musume'22 CONCERT TOUR ~Never Been Better!~' on May 21 and 22 at Kitakyushu Soleil Hall in Fukuoka have been cancelled. Details on ticket refunds will be announced via the group's website.