South Korean City Sues Fringe Church for Coronavirus Outbreak

Officials in the South Korean city of Daegu have filed an $83 million lawsuit against the Shincheonji religious sect, accusing it of causing “massive damages” to the city’s public health after coronavirus cluster infections emerged among its congregants “triggering an uncontrollable spread” throughout Daegu, South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo reported on Wednesday.

Lee Man-hee (C), leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, speaks during a press conference at a facility of the church in Gapyeong on March 2, 2020. - The leader of a South Korean sect linked to more than half the country's 4,000-plus coronavirus cases apologised on March 2 for …