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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 01:18
Government under fire for failing to tackle mask shortage
The Moon Jae-in administration has failed to improve the ongoing shortage of face masks due to its “inaccurate” estimates of supply and demand amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus, according to experts, Wednesday.
No. of coronavirus infections over 5,000
Korea reported 851 additional cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, pushing the total number of patients over 5,000, among which there have been 31 fatalities, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
Shincheonji founder's appearance draws attention
The press conference on the ongoing coronavirus epidemic held Monday by Lee Nam-hee, the founder of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, has been attracting a great deal of public attention.
Gov't plans to distribute masks through convenience stores
The government is planning to distribute protective masks - which are in high demand amid the new coronavirus outbreak - through convenience stores.
Shincheonji head apologizes for group's role in coronavirus outbreak
The head of the Shincheonji Church apologized Monday for causing “grave concerns” to public health as the religious group's members account for nearly 60 percent of confirmed coronavirus patients in Korea.
650,000 masks available at post offices from Monday
Consumers can purchase masks from all post offices from Monday, according to the government, to help prevent transmission of the new coronavirus.
Shincheonji founder under criminal investigation
Suwon District Prosecutors' Office is investigating Shincheonji Church founder Lee Man-hee for his alleged role in the fast spread of the coronavirus in Korea, the office said Sunday.
Coronavirus infections center on Daegu, Shincheonji followers
The coronavirus outbreak appears to be spiraling out of control here after 505 new cases were reported Thursday, with most being members of the Shincheonji Church in Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
Protestant churches urged to cancel Sunday worship
Calls are growing for Yoido Full Gospel Church, Gwanglim Methodist Church and other mega protestant churches to halt all worship services, including those on Sunday, amid growing fears of the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus patients surpass 1,000 in 37 days
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 virus infections here has surpassed 1,000, 37 days after the first case was reported.