S. Korea mulls ‘high risk’ label on religious facilities as first temple cluster emerges

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SEOUL — South Korea is considering slapping a “high risk” label on religious facilities after coronavirus infections mushroomed in a growing number of churches around the capital area and the first temple-linked cluster emerged.

Forty-two new cases were added on Monday (June 29), including 30 local infections. This brings the total tally to 12,757, with the death toll remaining at 282.

Despite flattening the curve in the first wave of the virus in February and March, South Korea has beenplagued by sporadic outbreakssince relaxing strict social distancing rules from early May.

At least 12 cases have been traced to the Gwangleug Temple in southwestern Gwangju city, including…

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