Thursday, 01 October, 2020

Shincheonji and coronavirus: The mysterious ‘cult’ church blamed for S Korea’s outbreak

As South Korea proceeds to do struggle with its coronavirus outbreak, just one mysterious religious sect has been singled out and come to be a general public target.

Thousands of beneficial cases have been observed in the place, quite a few of which are connected to Shincheonji Church, a secretive group some say is more like a cult.

The team has in modern weeks apologised for its function in the outbreak, and claims it is been co-running with authorities. But officers say some associates even now refuse to be tested.

What accurately is this church, and how could its distinctive procedures have induced a viral epidemic in the country?

Video by Tessa Wong.

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