juhli (juhli) wrote in omonatheydidnt,

Shincheonji Church of Jesus Cult in the center of coronavirus outbreak in Daegu

- Daegu is becoming a hot bed of COVID-19 infections with nearly 40 new cases reported in just two days
- Among the new cases, 39 people are linked with the Sincheonji Church of Jesus, a Christian sect to which a 61-year-old woman, who tested positive Tuesday, belongs. She is being considered as a potential "superspreader"
- KCDC Director Jung Eun-kyeong said 1,001 church members who attended services with the woman are now in self-isolation at home
- Cult is instructing members to not cooperate with authorities and continue proselytizing outdoors EDIT: Church says the messages did not reflect its official policy and that it had disciplined the person who sent them out.
- "Shincheonji Corona" (신천지 코로나) is the most searched term on Naver at the moment, similar to yesterday
[more info on the sect]"Shincheonji Church of Jesus, The Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony" is a sect founded in 1984 by Lee Man-hee who is identified as the ‘Promised Pastor’ who supersedes Jesus. He teaches that he is the second coming of Jesus Christ, or the messiah.

source: @KoreanUpdates, naver, koreaherald, nocutnews via @AskaKorean, bloomberg, koreatimescokr, koryodynasty 1 2, yonhaptweet, TheKoreaHerald, nytimes

Edit: Added clarification! Also, there's an interesting new NYTimes article for further reading.
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