Hololive Vtuber IRyS Will Take a Break Due to COVID-19

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Vtuber IRyS of hololive English has tested positive for COVID-19 and will take a few days to recover. According to the official hololive Twitter account, her symptoms are not severe. It did not state when exactly IRyS will return to streaming.

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020, there have been multiple instances of streamers and celebrities who needed to take a break because they caught it. Just earlier this year, Amane Kanata (who is also from hololive) had to stop streaming for a bit in order to recuperate. Nijisanji canceled its Fantasia live event in January 2022 because some of the cast members tested positive.

IRyS debuted as a hololive VTuber in July 2021. Though she is a virtual singer, she has also streamed herself playing games and such. IRyS is a member of hololive English, but can speak Japanese and uses it in her songs and on streams. Unlike Myth and Council, which are generations that featured multiple VTubers, IRyS was a solo debut. The title of her “generation” is Project: Hope. As of the time of writing, she has 903k subscribers on her YouTube channel.

Once IRyS recovers from COVID-19 symptoms, she will return to streaming, and the official hololive Twitter account will announce it when she does.

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