On July 17th, Johnny's & Associates announced that Naniwa Danshi member Ohashi Kazuya has been confirmed positive for COVID-19.
The agency explained that the members are regularly tested, and while asymptomatic, Ohashi's result came back positive. He will be recuperating and observing his symptoms for the time being.
Besides Ohashi, the remaining members have all tested negative. "We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and concern caused to everyone at this time. We ask for your kind understanding," they stated.
The group was scheduled to kick off their nationwide tour at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium on the 23rd and 24th. Following Ohashi's positive diagnosis, the Tokyo concerts have been postponed until further notice.