Coronavirus: South Korea’s Shincheonji Church claims ‘persecution’

Shincheonji Church is at the epicentre of South Korea’s coronavirus outbreak, with a vast majority of the country’s positive cases linked to the religious group.

In recent weeks the sect has become a target of public suspicion, particularly for its secretive practices which include followers hiding their identities as church members.

The BBC’s Laura Bicker spoke to Kim Shin-chang, the group’s director of ministry of international missions, and asked if the group’s secrecy hindered authorities’ efforts to stem the outbreak.

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