A cluster of novel coronavirus infections centered on a cult church in the South Korean city of Daegu leaped to 39 cases Thursday, as the country’s total spiked for the second successive day.
In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, photo, workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant against the coronavirus in front of a church in Daegu, South Korea. - AP
In case you didn't know: "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. pic.twitter.com/nv7GMlpIAq— Raphael Rashid (@koryodynasty) February 20, 2020
Korean staff disinfect outside the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, Korea, after a coronavirus outbreak - AFP