"infected health official leading South Korea’s fight against Covid-19 is member of Shincheonji Church of Jesus doomsday cult"
The official, who was in charge of the district’s fight against the virus, identified himself as belonging to the cult after he tested positive for the virus, said Daegu City Mayor Kwon Young-jin.
Since coming to widespread public attention after hundreds of its followers tested positive for the coronavirus, apparently infected by a 61-year-old woman ‘super-spreader’, the cult has attracted controversy
In his internal message, published by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, church leader Lee called the mass infection “the devil’s deed to curb the rapid growth of Shincheonji.”
“Just like Job had his faith tested,” he said, “it is to destroy our growth.”