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number of corona 19 confirmed cases is rapidly increasing again, centering on the metropolitan area. The number of additional confirmed cases per day exceeded 50 for two consecutive days, and now it has exceeded 100. Among them, 85 were confirmed in Korea, that is, domestic outbreaks. This is the highest number since March 31st. Corona 19 confirmed cases are appearing simultaneously in everyday spaces such as churches, markets, and schools, and the health authorities analyzed that it was due to a dull alertness and a lower distancing intensity. First, let's look at the situation of our First Church in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, where 72 people were confirmed within four days.

This is Sohee Han, reporter.


Our First Church in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, with more than 1,000 members, added 60 new confirmed people, and 72 people related to this church were confirmed to be corona19 over the past four days.

70 of them were congregation, and 2 were spread from them.

The church said that the quarantine guidelines were followed properly, but it was confirmed that some members took off their masks and sang chants.

[Kwak Jin/Central Defense Countermeasure Headquarters Patient Management Team Leader: There are areas where such parts are confirmed, such as taking off a mask and singing during a worship service.] It

is known that 44 confirmed cases were found only in the church choir.

From the 10th to the 23rd of last month, the authorities lowered collective restrictions banning religious consumption such as choirs and Bible study groups for two weeks, and then eased this measure, but within a month of easing, a large-scale group infection centered on church choirs occurred.

[Church officials: That was the case in the 1st choir. Because that person (the first confirmed person) even praised them, they were talking with each other.]

Gyeonggi Province, as the spread of Corona 19, centered on the church, continued, about all religious facilities in Tokyo for two weeks starting tomorrow (15th). We have issued an executive order to restrict the group.

Excluding regular worship services, masses, and court meetings, events organized by religious facilities, provision of food, and group meals are prohibited.

(Video coverage: Park Dong-ryul·Kim Yong-woo, video editing: Park player)