December 29th, Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki announced through his official website that a staff member of her New Year’s Eve concert was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and she also became a close contact, so she decided to cancel the New Year’s Eve concert, which was originally planned to be broadcast live on the Internet.
According to Japan’s Daily Sports on the 29th, a staff member of Hamasaki’s New Year’s Eve concert was diagnosed with COVID-19 after being tested on the 28th.
All the performers and staff who have participated in the rehearsal, including Ayumi Hamasaki, have become close contacts and have been tested and are waiting for the results.
On December 21, Ayumi Hamasaki announced that the New Year’s Eve concert originally scheduled for December 31 at Tokyo’s National Yoyogi Arena was changed to no audience mode, and the whole process was broadcast live on the Internet.
After the staff was diagnosed, Ayumi Hamasaki announced the cancellation of the concert and apologized to the fans through the official website, refunding fans who had purchased tickets for the live broadcast.