A disinfection worker at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images A disinfection worker at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images
A disinfection worker at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images

Why are South Korean churches a magnet for coronavirus and conspiracy theories?

  • Backlash against pastor who claimed pocket card gave protection against the virus is latest pandemic related controversy to hit the country’s faith groups
  • Outbreaks at churches have been prominent in each wave to hit South Korea, while pastors have promoted conspiracy theories and unconventional ‘cures’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A disinfection worker at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images A disinfection worker at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images
A disinfection worker at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Getty Images
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