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Lee Man-hee, founder of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, does a deep bow during a news conference at its facility in Gapyeong, South Korea, March 2, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Seoul: South Korea reported 600 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths from the virus, taking total infections to 4,812, the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

Anger and fear around the virus’ spread have gripped South Korea as a religious sect at the centre of the outbreak comes under scrutiny.

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