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SEOUL: South Korean actor Ji Chang Wook has tested positive for the new coronavirus, Yonhap news agency quoted a production company on Monday.

Ji, who has been filming the Netflix original series The Sound of Magic, tested positive in a recent preemptive Covid-19 test, along with a member of the show’s production team.

The production company said the two have been receiving treatment under self-isolation while the other team members wait for the results of their own Covid-19 tests. It said all shooting has been suspended until the staff’s safety can be guaranteed.

The 34-year-old actor has been playing the lead role in the drama adaptation of the popular Korean webtoon, Annarasumanara,“ which tells the story of a teenage girl who had to grow up too fast and a magician who wishes to remain a kid even though he is grown up, according to Netflix.

The country’s entertainment scene has recently been disrupted by a series of infections among celebrities and workers, raising concerns that the outbreak may spread wider in the industry.-Bernama



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