'We're treated like criminals': South Korean sect feels coronavirus backlash

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As testing begins on thousands linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, members fear being blamed amid recriminations over the outbreak

Had it been any other week, Ji-yeon Park, a 26-year-old nail artist, would have been at her twice-a-week bible study with her fellow Shincheonji worshippers. Instead, she says, her life has come to a halt as she worries about her church and if she, too, has been infected.

Jiyeon is one of 230,000 members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a doomsday sect at the heart of the Covid-19 outbreak in South Korea, and she says she is scared of being found out about her faith.

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