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South Korea pastor tests positive amid virus spike at church

Jun Kwang hun Sarang Jeil Church

Seoul, South KoreaAP A conservative South Korean pastor who has been a bitter critic of the country’s President has tested positive for the coronavirus, health authorities said Monday, two days after he participated in an anti-government protest in Seoul that drew thousands. More than 300 virus cases have been linked to Rev Jun Kwang-hun’s huge […]

China prisons, Korean church spread coronavirus woes as fears weigh on global markets

Daegu South Korean

Beijing, China/Seoul, South KoreaReuters The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, as cases jumped beyond the epicentre in Hubei province, including 100 more in South Korea and a worsening outbreak in Italy. US stocks fell, and the NASDAQ was hit with its biggest percentage decline in about three […]

South Korea city deserted after coronavirus “super-spreads” through church

Coronavirus South Korea Church

Seoul, South Korea/Beijing, ChinaReuters The streets of South Korea’s fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the coronavirus in what the authorities described as a “super-spreading event” at a church. The deserted shopping malls and cinemas of Daegu, a city of 2.5 million people, became one […]