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South Korean city on high alert as coronavirus cases soar at 'cult' church
In what the Korean centre for disease control called a ‚Äúsuper spreader‚ÄĚ event, almost half of the country‚Äôs total of 82 infections have been linked to a 61-year-old woman who worships at the Daegu church, an entity often accused of being a cult.
She first developed a fever on 10 February but reportedly twice refused to be tested for the coronavirus on the grounds that she had not recently travelled abroad. She attended at least four services before being diagnosed.
So far, 37 other members of the church have been confirmed as infected.
Shincheonji claims that its founder, Lee Man-hee, has donned the mantle of Jesus Christ and will take 144,000 people with him to Heaven, body and soul, on the Day of Judgement....
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Sophie Scott, Penny Timms wrote: .... What should I do to prepare?
Experts say preparation, not panic, is what's needed now. "We need to think about whether you have enough medication and essential foods such as canned foods, some pasta or food that can give us fibre, carbohydrate and protein for two weeks, if things were to interrupt the supply chain of food," Professor Mackay says. "Don't forget to prepare for pets as well, with extra supplies of dried pet food and flea treatments in case there are shortages." But he cautions against panic-buying supplies or hoarding food. "We don't want to see empty shelves," he says. "We have time to prepare now by just buying a few extra supplies each time we shop, and set it aside." Sharon Lewin, from Melbourne's Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, says it'll be even more important for people to get a flu shot before the next flu season. That's because some people who have contracted the virus overseas have had co-infections, which worsened their conditions....
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