July 01, 2020 13:36
Health authorities have warned they could ban religious gatherings as spate of infections occurred at small churches in the Seoul metropolitan region and at a Buddhist temple in Gwangju.
Kwon Joon-wook, the deputy chief of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters on Tuesday, "We've confirmed that infections occurring through religious services or gatherings have spread to a variety of groups in communities."
"We'll have to consider taking forceful measures if infections continue to occur in religious groups," he added.
Meanwhile, Korea reported 51 new cases as of Wednesday morning, bringing the total to 12,850.
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