South Korea: cult whose leader ‘heals’ by poking eyes at centre of Covid outbreak | South Korea | The Guardian

A little known sect led by a pastor who pokes eyes to heal is at the centre of a Covid outbreak in South Korea, as the country reported a new daily record of 4,116 cases and battles a rise in serious cases straining hospitals.

In a tiny, rural church in a town of 427 residents in Cheonan city, south of Seoul, at least 241 people linked to the religious community tested positive for coronavirus, a city official told Reuters on Wednesday.

“We believe the scale of the outbreak is large …” the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said in a statement.

Source: South Korea: cult whose leader ‘heals’ by poking eyes at centre of Covid outbreak | South Korea | The Guardian