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Victon's Heo Chan gets Covid-19, group's 5th anniversary fanmeet postponed

The K-pop group was scheduled to meet fans on December 4 and 5 but member Heo Chan has suddenly tested positive for Covid-19
Heo Chan from Victon tests positive for Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated (@victon1109/Instagram)
Heo Chan from Victon tests positive for Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated (@victon1109/Instagram)

The K-pop group Victon had a pretty special event planned for fans who have supported them since they debuted five years ago. Victon announced that the group would meet fans for the first time after two years in an offline fan meeting to celebrate their fifth anniversary with them. The news about this spread quickly and the group sold out all tickets for the two-day in-person event titled, ‘Sweet Travel.’ The event was sold out within five minutes of the tickets going on sale.

This good news had many fans cheering for the group but it seems like fate had other plans. On November 26 IST Entertainment (earlier known as Play M Entertainment) that manages Victon reported that Heo Chan, the main dancer and vocalist of the group, had tested positive for Covid-19.


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Heo Chan gets Covid-19

The label took to the official fan cafe for Victon on Daum to report, “Today, member Heo Chan was confirmed positive for Covid-19. We have taken measures according to the guidelines of the health authorities in handling the situation.” It was also reported that Heo Chan has no symptoms whatsoever but is resting in self-isolation. Fans showered the idol with best wishes and hoped for his speedy recovery. It was also reported that Chan had completed receiving all the doses of the Covid vaccine. He is reportedly one of the breakthrough infection cases.

The agency reports that the members of Victon were doing schedule activities on November 23. It is likely that Chan was exposed to someone with the virus. Other members of the group, Seungsik and Subin, also participated in the planned schedule alongside Chan. Due to Chan testing positive for the virus, members exposed to the virus, Seungsik, and Subin as well as other members of the group, Sejun, Hanse, and Byungchan as well as all of their management team were tested for the virus.


Victon fan meeting postponed

While the members of the group are still being tested, the group was supposed to meet fans in an offline fan meeting on December 4 and 5. The announcement from IST Entertainment also reported that for now, the 2021 fan meeting is postponed. Details on when it will be held, on a later day, will be released after determining the health status of the members and the status of their close contacts.

The K-pop group Victon to release their fifth anniversary single, 'Sweet Travel' as a gift to fans (@VICTON1109/Twitter)

The group was supposed to meet fans for their second official fan meeting titled ‘Sweet Travel,’ which was also going to be broadcast live online for international fans of the group. The concert was going to be a face-to-face one, scheduled at Yes24 Live Hall in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul on December 4-5.