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South Korea sect leader to face probe over deaths

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 2, 2020 15:08

South Korea sect leader to face probe over deaths

The leader of a religious sect in South Korea will be investigated over some of the country’s coronavirus deaths. The city government of the capital Seoul has asked prosecutors to charge Lee Man-hee, the founder of the Shincheonji Church, and 11 others. They are accused of hiding the names of some members as officials tried to track patients before the virus spread. South Korea is battling the worst coronavirus outbreak outside China. The country has reported 3,730 cases and 21 deaths so far. More than half of all infections involve members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a fringe Christian group.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 2, 2020 15:08