Leader of Shincheonji Church of Jesus in South Korea Arrested for Allegedly Hiding Coronavirus Outbreak Information

Lee Man-hee, 88, chairman of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in South Korea which is seen as largely responsible for the propagation of COVID-19 in that country, apologized for his church’s role in the outbreak on March 2, 2020. | Screenshots: YouTube

The head of a religious sect that had thousands of COVID-19 cases in South Korea has been arrested for allegedly hiding information about the pandemic at his church.

Lee Man-hee, the 88-year-old head of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, was arrested on Saturday by South Korean authorities following an investigation.