JTBC‘s Hooray for Independence is a new entertainment show in which celebrities who have never lived alone challenge themselves by becoming independent for the first time in their lives. Boom and Super Junior‘s Heechul are the MCs for the show, while AKMUSong Eun YiJaejae, and Kim Min Seok are returning guests.

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Recently, the Hooray for Independence cast and crew has been in a frenzy since one of the production staff tested positive for the COVID-19. According to Sports Chosun, an outsource staff who participated in the filming of Hooray for Independence tested positive for COVID-19 a day before the show premiered.

We have taken precaution to have all the staff members who came in contact [with the positive staff member] take the COVID-19 test and we have canceled the production presentation event that was scheduled for the morning of the show. Currently, everyone who has been tested came out negative. The first episode of Hooray for Independence will still air on the 22nd at 10:30 PM, but the future production schedule has not been decided yet.

—JTBC official

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They also announced that actor Kim Min Seok was one who came in contact with the individual. Luckily, he received testing and came out negative.