K-POP girl band Blackpink’s Lisa has fully recovered from Covid-19 and has been released from quarantine, reported Oriental Daily.

Lisa, whose full name is Lalisa Manoban, tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov 24.

The group’s record label YG Entertainment said the artiste was asymptomatic and only received treatment at home.

“Health authorities have confirmed that she is no longer at risk of spreading the virus and have released her from quarantine,” it said.

Other Blackpink members – Jisoo, Jennie and Rose who all tested negative – have avoided contact with others as much as possible.

They have only attended work appointments that could not be cancelled.

> China Press reported that Hong Kong singer and actor Kwong Wa has hinted at the possibility of returning to showbiz in a clip posted on Chinese social media platform Douyin.

Kwong, once renowned for his roles in historical dramas, announced his departure from TVB in 2004.

He left Hong Kong for China to develop his career.

But he appeared to be on a long hiatus, leaving many questions unanswered.

However, when a Chinese media outlet reported that he was making a comeback, Kwong said he had never really left the industry.

He said that he had found posting short clips on social media fun and that it allowed him to interact with his fans.

Kwong is expected to participate in livestreaming videos and variety shows as well as dramas.

He has, however, indicated that he will stay away from films for the moment due to a waist injury sustained in 2006.

> The four-year-old son of a renowned wildlife photographer in Japan discovered a new shrimp species while the pair were out fishing, reported Sin Chew Daily. Moriku Takuya’s son discovered the 4cm-long shrimp while fishing at a beach in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, in April last year.

Takuya said after photographing the shrimp, he did some research but was unable to find any details.

He then suspected that it might be a new species.

Takuya then mailed his photo to a marine biologist at the Osaka Museum of Natural History.

On Nov 12 this year, the shrimp was officially named Postpdius sanguineus.

When Takuya posted the news on Twitter, he told netizens that for every like he received, he would give his son one yen to buy things.

He received 462,000 likes, which came up to 462,000 yen (RM16,700).

His son was gifted with a Nintendo Switch.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ‘ >’sign, it denotes a separate news item.