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Coronavirus: South Korea arrests Shincheonji church leader for stalling virus containment efforts

The leader of a controversial religious group that was a hotbed of infection in the early stages of South Korea’s coronavirus outbreak was arrested on Saturday morning on suspicion of obstructing the government’s efforts to contain the virus’ spread.An arrest warrant for 88-year-old Lee Man-hee, founder of the Shincheonji Church, was issued by the district court in Suwon City, south of Seoul, following a 10-hour pre-trial hearing on Friday.Secretive South Korean church linked to outbreak held…

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