South Korea coronavirus cases jump to 156 as sect infections spike

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21.2.2020

South Korea coronavirus cases jump to 156 as sect infections spike

South Korea confirmed 52 more cases of novel coronavirus on Friday as the number of infections linked to a religious sect in Daegu spiked, making it the worst-infected country outside China. Thirty-nine of the new cases were linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the southern city of Daegu, the Korean Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said, taking the country's overall figure to 156. More than 80 members of Shincheonji have now been infected, starting with a 61-year-old woman who developed a fever on February 10 but attended at least four church services before being diagnosed. The mayor of Daegu -- South Korea's fourth-biggest city, with a population of over 2.5 million -- has advised residents to stay indoors, while access to a major US base in the area has been restricted. Residents wore masks to go about their daily activities Friday, but the streets remained active. Outside the Shincheonji church in the city, Seo Dong-min, 24, told AFP: "With so many confirmed cases here I'm worried that Daegu will become the second Wuhan," referring to the Chinese city where the virus first emerged. Shincheonji is often accused of being a cult and claims its founder, Lee Man-hee, has donned the mantle of Jesus Christ and will take 144,000 people with him to heaven on the day of judgement. Daegu's municipal government said 1,001 Shincheonji members believed to have attended services with the infected woman have been asked to self-quarantine. The KCDC said one more case had been confirmed at a hospital in Cheongdo county near Daegu where a total of 16 infections have now been identified, including a long-stay patient who died Wednesday after showing symptoms of pneumonia. It is investigating whether the original Shincheonji patient was linked to the hospital cluster, as she visited Cheongdo earlier this month. The central government on Friday declared Daegu and Cheongdo as "special management zones". Seoul will support the region with medical personnel, sickbeds and equipment, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said, and the cabinet will meet three times a week on the outbreak. The US Army garrison in Daegu -- where around 10,000 soldiers, civilians and family members live or work -- has restricted access and instructed any American troops who recently attended Shincheonji services to self-quarantine. "Travel in and around Daegu is highly discouraged unless absolutely necessary," the garrison said Thursday in a Facebook post. "Please avoid public places and public transportation, to include stores, restaurants, subways and other heavily congested areas." Shincheonji has closed down all its facilities nationwide. "We are deeply sorry that because of one of our members, who thought of her condition as a cold because she had not traveled abroad, led to many in our church being infected and thereby caused concern to the local community," it said in a statement. © Agence France-Presse Read more: ABS-CBN News

South Korea confirms 52 more coronavirus cases, total 156 South Korea confirmed 52 more cases of novel coronavirus infection on Friday, taking its total to 156, the second-highest national total outside China .

South Korea coronavirus cases spike as infection spreads in sectAlmost half of South Korea 's patients are linked to a 61-year-old woman who is a member of the Daegu branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, an entity often accused of being a cult. nCoV coronavirus How the heck was she able to infect that many people?

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South Korea coronavirus cult cluster spikes – The Manila Times“We are deeply sorry that because of one of our members, who thought of her condition as a cold because she had not traveled abroad, led to many in our church being infected and thereby caused concern to the local community.” That’s how it spreads——STUPID THOUGHTS!!!!!!!!!

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