August 17, 2020

Thousands of S. Korea church members quarantined over virus

Seoul (AFP) – Thousands of Protestant church members in Seoul have been asked to quarantine, South Korean authorities said Monday, as the country battles virus clusters linked to religious groups.The country’s “trace, test and treat” approach has been held up as a global model in how to curb the virus.But over the weekend the capital and neighbouring Gyeonggi province — between them home to nearly half the population — banned all religious gatherings and urged residents to avoid unnecessary travel after a burst of new cases sparked fears of a major second wave.South Korea reported 197 new ca…


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