South Korean Church Leader Arrested Over COVID-19 Cluster

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Lee Man-hee, 88 year old chairman of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, was detained for questioning this weekend. He and the other church leaders are accused of under-reporting church attendance and hiding those infected with the novel coronavirus. Of the reported 14,336 cases in South Korea, 5,200 are church members leading the health authorities to question the churches compliance. The church and its leaders have denied the accusations and have said that they will do their best so that “the truth is clearly proved in court.”

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