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Churches becoming hotbed of Covid-19 in Gwangju

거짓말 동선에 또 교회 감염광주 확진자 400명 넘어서

Churches becoming hotbed of Covid-19 in Gwangju

 

Another Covid-19 infection spread occurred in church in Gwangsangu District due to a family that hid their visit to the Gwanghwamun rally last month.

 

According to the Gwangju Metropolitan Government, a woman in her 50s living in Unam-dong of Bukgu and a woman in her 70s who is a resident of Wolgye-dong of Gwangsangu were confirmed positive.

 

They are reportedly members of the same church as the confirmed family members who hid their participation at the anti-government rally in downtown Seoul last month.

 

Authorities have started investigating the entire church through mobile phone GPS tracking after finding out that the family members visiting the church seven times since they attended the rally.

 

Of the 22 church members who went through a COVID-19 examination, 20 others tested negative. Authorities are conducting an epidemiological investigation into the church in consideration of the virus incubation period.

 

As of today, the accumulated number of patients in Gwangju exceeded 400. It took seven months since February 4th, when Gwangju's first patient was reported, to pass the 400 patient milestone.

 

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