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0307 Chairman Man Hee Lee asks "all congregants to fully cooperate for disease control" in a special announcement

Chairman Man Hee Lee asks "all congregants
to fully cooperate for disease control"
in a special announcement “No Screening, No Service even after Church Goes Back to Normal”: Strongest Measure Taken
Chairman Man Hee Lee of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Shincheonji Church of Jesus) once again appealed to the church members asking every congregant to cooperate with quarantine efforts in a special announcement made on 7 March.

According to the formal notice, the church told its congregation members:

anyone who develops symptoms related to COVID-19 must be testedthose whose occupations are in medicine, nursing homes, and public facilities must be tested regardless of presenting symptoms, andall other church members with no signs of symptoms are also strongly encouraged to screen for the virus

Notably, the announcement included one of the most rigorous measures, which a religious group can take in cooperation with disease control and …
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0302 Statement at Press Conference of Shincheonji Church of Jesus Regarding COVID-19

Statement at Press Conference of Shincheonji Church of Jesus Regarding COVID-19 (English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Rumanian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Indonesian are available to read below.)
Ladies and gentlemen of the media, I apologize. I hoped to meet all of you at a better location, but the place has been changed abruptly. I am truly sorry. I do not know how to apologize enough.

And yet the press conference has commenced to extend my words of apology to all citizens. In regards to the 31st patient confirmed to have COVID-19, I sincerely apologize as the chairman of Shincheonji. It was not intentional, but many confirmed cases have occurred. We made our utmost efforts, but we could not prevent them all. We express an apology to all citizens. 

The government authorities have made their best efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the Daegu Church of Shincheonji. We are also cooperating to the fullest extent. We will spare no personnel and material support for the gove…

0301 Letter of Appeal to Political Leaders

Letter of Appeal to Political Leaders(English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese are available to read below.)
We have an earnest request to political leaders including the members of the ruling and opposition parties, and the heads of local governments. 

Shincheonji Church of Jesus has submitted the list of entire congregation home and abroad as well as that of students in accordance with the request of the public health authorities. Currently, the staff of Shincheonji is working hand in hand with each public health center to conduct a complete enumeration survey on all the members via phone calls. However, some local governments are speaking of filing lawsuits against Shincheonji claiming there are issues related to the lists. 

The alleged charges include cases where the list of Shincheonji congregation, which the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) gave to local governments, omitted information on minors from the list; the time lapse between the list of students …

0302 Regarding COVID-19 Testing of Chairman Lee, Man-hee of Shincheonji Church of Jesus

Regarding COVID-19 Testing of Chairman Lee, Man-hee of Shincheonji Church of Jesus (English, Spanish, French, German and Chinese are available to read below.)
Mr. Lee, Man-hee, the Chairman of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, underwent the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) screening on the evening of 29 February at the HJM International Medical Center in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi Province. On the morning of 2 March, the test result came out, in which he tested negative. The HJM International Medical Center is the government-designated medical facility for the COVID-19 screening. Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung stated on the afternoon of 2 March, “The test from the private institution came out to be negative, but we need to reconfirm the results,” and asked for further cooperation to collect an additional sample. Upon the request, Chairman Lee visited Gwacheon public health center on the evening of 2 March to re-do the testing for the virus. 

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0228 Letter of Appeal from Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Regards to COVID-19

Letter of Appeal from Shincheonji Church of Jesus
in Regards to COVID-19  (English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese are available to read below.)
We would like to express a word of comfort to fellow citizens, who are striving to overcome these difficult times together. To contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Shincheonji Church of Jesus provided accurate information about all congregants, affiliated locations, and trainees in Korea and abroad, and we are cooperating with all measures of the South Korean authorities by utilizing all of our capabilities, making utmost efforts for prevention and cure.

First of all, we will explain about the situation so far.

Shincheonji Church of Jesus provided the list of all 245,605 congregants to the health authorities at their request. We provided the list of 212,324 congregants in Korea on the 25th and the list of 33,281 congregants abroad on the 26th. As for trainees, they have not been registered officially as members…