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South Korean church leader says coronavirus outbreak is the 'devil's deed'

5:10am GMT

SEOUL The leader and self-proclaimed messiah of a South Korean religious movement at the centre of the country's largest coronavirus outbreak on Friday called the disease the "devil’s deed" and a test of faith.

South Korean church leader says coronavirus outbreak is the 'devil's deed'

5:08am GMT

SEOUL The leader and self-proclaimed messiah of a South Korean religious movement at the centre of the country's largest coronavirus outbreak on Friday called the disease the "devil’s deed" and a test of faith.

South Korean church leader says coronavirus outbreak is the 'devil's deed'

5:07am GMT

SEOUL The leader and self-proclaimed messiah of a South Korean religious movement at the center of the country's largest coronavirus outbreak on Friday called the disease the "devil’s deed" and a test of faith.

UPDATE 2-S.Korean church leader says coronavirus outbreak is the 'devil's deed'

5:04am GMT

* Government to send more resources to sites of outbreaks (Recasts; adds Lee quotes, paragraphs 1-3, 10-11; Moon quote, paragraphs 7-9)

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South Korea reports 20 new coronavirus cases, church services at center of outbreak

19 Feb 2020

SEOUL South Korea reported 20 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, including 14 people involved in an outbreak traced to several church services in the central city of Daegu. | Video

South Korea reports 20 new coronavirus cases, church services at centre of outbreak

19 Feb 2020

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North Korean refugees seek political voice in South with new party

18 Feb 2020

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Hunt on for 'patient zero' who spread coronavirus globally from Singapore

14 Feb 2020

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