South Korean church leader tests positive

South Korean church leader tests positive
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  • calendar-gray 17 August 2020

The lead pastor of the Sarang Jeil Church, which has been linked to more than 300 infections in South Korea, has now tested positive for the virus, APA reports citing BBC.

Rev Jun Kwang-hoon is accused of breaking coronavirus restrictions by participating in an unauthorised anti-government rally in the capital Seoul over the weekend.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has criticised church members who attended the rally, saying they had taken part in an "unforgivable act that threatens the lives of the people".

It's not clear when Rev Jun might have been tested for the virus, said Yonhap news agency without providing any more details.

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