24 February 2020 – Shincheonji churches and social welfare facilities closed in Seoul

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Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: City mayor announced plans to close down Seoul Shincheonji Churches of Jesus, The Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony. A Daegu branch of the church emerged as a hotbed of COVID-19, with a majority of the country’s cases assumed to be linked to this church. Under the move, the city plans to close down church offices in the Seoul wards of Yeongdeungpo, Seodaemun, Nowon and Gangseo. As part of precautionary measures, the city government will temporary close down more than 3,000 social welfare facilities across the capital.
Full details here: https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200221003252315