South Korea: ‘I’m worried Daegu will become second Wuhan’ | AFP

People in Daegu, South Korea, voice their concerns after a spike in new coronavirus cases. More than 80 members of Shincheonji Church of Jesus have now been infected. Daegu is the country’s fourth-biggest city, with a population of over 2.5 million. One man says he is “worried that Daegu will become the second Wuhan”.

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Exterior images of South Korean church affected by coronavirus | AFP

Images outside the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu, South Korea. More than 80 members of Shincheonji have now been infected, starting with a 61-year-old woman who developed a fever on February 10 but attended at least four church services before being diagnosed. Shincheonji is often accused of being a cult and claims its founder, Lee Man-hee, has donned the mantle of Jesus Christ and will take 144,000 people with him to heaven on the day of judgement. IMAGES

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