5 Members of Sakurazaka46 Test Positive for COVID-19

The official Sakurazaka46 website has announced that while conducting PCR tests for W-KEYAKI FES. 2022, members Minami Koike, Yui Kobayashi, Yuuka Sugai, Akiho Onuma, and Hikaru Morita all tested positive for COVID-19. This led to Sakurazaka46’s performance at W-KEYAKI FES. 2022 on July 22nd and July 24th being canceled. 

The details about the graduation ceremonies of members Aoi Harada and Rika Ozeki that were supposed to take place during W-KEYAKI FES 2022 will be announced at a later date. 

Sakurazaka46’s upcoming appearance at NHK’s “Utacon” on July 26th has also been canceled due to the positive tests.