During the regular PCR test of the members, Komori Hayato was diagnosed positive with COVID-19 on January 15 but was asymptomatic. He's currently not feeling any symptoms but he's carefully following the instructions of the public health center and experts for a healthy recovery. Due to this, he will be missing his upcoming schedules for the time being, including the GENERATIONS Online Release Event on January 17. It was also shared that the other six members of GENERATIONS were diagnosed negative for the virus and didn't had close contact with Komori. On January 25, he announced that he recovered from the virus and resumed activities.
All 16 members of THE RAMPAGE have not showed symptoms at the beginning of the year. However, after taking a regular PCR test before a scheduled event for January 10, the members Iwaya Shogo, Takechi Kaisei and Suzuki Takahide were diagnosed positive with COVID-19 on January 6. Currently, their body temperature is normal and they are not showing any abnormal symptoms. In addition, the other 13 members of the group were diagnosed negative and had no close contact with the 3 mentioned members. The 13 members will be making another PCR test again for safety measure. However, Iwaya, Takechi and Suzuki will be missing their upcoming schedules for the time being. On January 16, all 3 members announced to have recovered from the virus and resumed activities.
On November 30, one member of the staff who worked with Sato had a fever. Even though Sato did not have fever or any other symptoms, he did a PCR test as a safety measure and was diagnosed positive with COVID-19 on December 1. He's carefully following the instructions of the public health center and experts for a healthy recovery. In addition, the members of EXILE also made the PCR test for safety even though they were not classified as "close contacts" with Sato, and all members were diagnosed negative for the virus. On December 16, he announced through his blog on EXILE/EXILE TRIBE mobile that he had recovered from the virus and resumed activities.
On November 2, ATSUSHI announced that he is retiring from his vocalist position in EXILE to focus on his solo activities but will remain part of the group. He will make his last appearance on EXILE activities with the single "SUNSHINE", which will be released on December 16. EXILE will continue their activities with the remaining 14 active members.
On August 19, Kazuhara was in contact with a colleague who worked with him which was infected with COVID-19 and, on August 20, he did a test. On August 22, he was diagnosed with COVID-19. He's currently not feeling any symptoms but he's carefully following the instructions of the public health center and experts for a healthy recovery.
On August 1, after an appearance on the sports TV show Honoo no Taiikukai TV SP, ELLY measured his body's temperature and, as it exceeded the normal temperature, he went to make a medical examination. On August 3, after returning to the normal temperature, he made a PCR test and was diagnosed with COVID-19 on the 5th. He's currently not feeling any abnormal symptoms but he's carefully following the instructions of the public health center and experts for a healthy recovery. In addition, it was also revealed that the other 6 members of the group are not in risk because of ELLY.
In the announcement, it was revealed that after discussions with LDH's coronavirus specialist team, they stated that it is very difficult to hold the concerts with 100% of the audience attendance following the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Due to this, all scheduled concerts from February 26 to December 26 are cancelled, with the tickets of all cancelled shows being refunded. In addition, LDH plans to hold a new form of live entertainment in accordance with the guidelines of Japan's government, which was announced in LDH's website on June 15.