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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Mon, May 29, 2023 | 17:26
Shincheonji head apologizes for group's role in coronavirus outbreak
The head of the Shincheonji Church apologized Monday for causing “grave concerns” to public health as the religious group's members account for nearly 60 percent of confirmed coronavirus patients in Korea.
650,000 masks available at post offices from Monday
Consumers can purchase masks from all post offices from Monday, according to the government, to help prevent transmission of the new coronavirus.
Shincheonji founder under criminal investigation
Suwon District Prosecutors' Office is investigating Shincheonji Church founder Lee Man-hee for his alleged role in the fast spread of the coronavirus in Korea, the office said Sunday.
Coronavirus infections center on Daegu, Shincheonji followers
The coronavirus outbreak appears to be spiraling out of control here after 505 new cases were reported Thursday, with most being members of the Shincheonji Church in Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
Protestant churches urged to cancel Sunday worship
Calls are growing for Yoido Full Gospel Church, Gwanglim Methodist Church and other mega protestant churches to halt all worship services, including those on Sunday, amid growing fears of the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus patients surpass 1,000 in 37 days
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 virus infections here has surpassed 1,000, 37 days after the first case was reported.
Myung Sung Church scrambling to deny Shincheonji connection
Myung Sung Church was scrambling to defend itself Wednesday against critics who are accusing it of being connected to the controversial Shincheonji Church. This comes after one of its pastors was found to have contracted COVID-19 in Daegu, the epicenter of the outbreak in Korea that mostly affected members of the controversial religious sect.
Seoul BioHub builds future for city
In the 1960s and 70s, Korea's high-end science and technology industry was led by the Hongneung region of northeastern Seoul. The area housed universities ― Korea University, Kyunghee University and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) ― as well as engineers and scholars, who together led innovations in the developing country.
Gov't vows all-out quarantine for Daegu, North Gyeongsang Province
The government designated Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province as special management areas for infectious disease Tuesday, vowing to use all possible quarantine measures to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading outside them.
Government urged to curb Shincheonji activities
The number of coronavirus patients will continue to increase unless the government puts a stos to the way the Shincheonji Church does its missionary work, said an expert on the secretive religious sect at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in Korea.