South Korea starts virus checks on 200,000-plus sect members

first_imgThe vast majority — more than 80 percent — of Wednesday’s new infections were in Daegu and the neighboring province of North Gyeongsang, which between them account for the bulk of the national total.An American soldier stationed at Camp Carroll 30 kilometers north of Daegu tested positive for the virus, commanders said, the first infection among the 28,500 troops Washington stations in the South to defend it against the nuclear-armed North.The 23-year-old serviceman had been put in self-quarantine at his home, US Forces Korea said, adding it was conducting “contact tracing” to determine whether other soldiers had been exposed.The streets of Daegu — population of 2.5 million — have been largely deserted for days, apart from long queues at the few shops with masks for sale.Authorities have urged the public to exercise extra caution, advising citizens to stay home if they have a fever or respiratory symptoms. But they say they are not considering putting the city in lockdown the way China did for Wuhan, where the virus first emerged.Scores of events have been cancelled or postponed as the outbreak has spread in the world’s 12th-largest economy, from K-pop concerts to the start of the K-league football season and the World Team Table Tennis championships, while museums and other public venues have closed.In Daegu, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a meeting the government would “mobilize all resources and means” to try to control the outbreak.South Korea has an advanced medical system, a free press and a strong culture of public accountability, and observers say that its health statistics can be treated with confidence. Topics : More than 200,000 members of a religious sect were being checked for coronavirus symptoms by South Korean authorities Wednesday, as US commanders reported the first case among American forces in the country.Most of South Korea’s novel coronavirus are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, an entity often accused of being a cult.After days of mounting public anger, the secretive Shincheonji group handed over a list of 212,000 members, the government said.center_img Local authorities across the country — which has more coronavirus cases than anywhere else outside China — will check if they have symptoms of fever or respiratory disease and put them in quarantine at home if so, said vice health minister Kim Gang-lip.Shincheonji claims its founder Lee Man-hee has donned the mantle of Jesus Christ and will take 144,000 people with him to heaven on the day of judgment.A 61-year-old female member developed a fever on February 10, but attended at least four church services in Daegu — the country’s fourth-largest city and the epicenter of the outbreak — before being diagnosed.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 284 new infections Wednesday — its largest daily increase to date —  taking the overall national tally to 1,261, with the death toll rising to 12.last_img read more


first_imgMalin GAA News: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEUnfortunately Malin’s match with Ballinderry was cancelled last weekend as the Derry team refused to travel to Malin, very frustrating for the club as the previous week Malin had to travel to county Down and many of our matches in the All County League have many longer journeys. The seniors managed to get a challange match versus Buncrana instead and got a win in preparation for the league which will be starting next Sunday the 22nd against Naomh Conaill from Glenties. Senior match is fixtured for 2.30pm with the reserves at 1.00pm in Connolly Park. All support welcome in what will be another competitive division 1.MINORSThe Malin minors lost out against Muff on Saturday and now face a tough match against Burt next Saturday at home. ST PATRICK’S DAY BIG BREAKFASTMalin ladies are running a Big Breakfast on St. Patrick’s day from 9.30 – 2.00 upstairs in the club house. This is a major fundraiser for our Ladies teams so come along and support the girls. The cost of the breakfast is €5 for adults and €3 for childern so why not come down and get a good breakfast to set you up for the day and help the ladies in the process.STRICTLY COME DANCINGAfter huge demand which we are absolutely overwhelmed and delighted about, our Strictly Come Dancing for our underage funds on Easter Sunday night has SOLD OUT. Fantastic community support, thank you to everyone. Can’t wait until 5th April for what will be a brilliant night! You can check out our dancers on facebook with their interviews and see who will be entertaining you on the night.MINOR HURLINGDanny McCarron has been selected for the Donegal Minor hurling squad. This is the first time ever a Malin club player has been selected for a county hurling team so congratulations to Danny and his family and the club wish him all the best for the coming season. CLUB MEMBERSHIPThere is only two weeks left to pay Club membership. It will be collected in the club house on Sunday morning from 11am – 1pm on the 22nd and 30th of March. No membership will be accepted after the 31st of March. No one other than fully paid up club members for 2015 will be considered for all Ireland tickets. The cost of club membership is €20 per non-playing adult and €2 for non-playing child.CLUB MEETINGThere will be a club meeting on Thursday the 19th of March at 9.00. TRAINING SCHEDULEU6 team training every Sunday from 10.00 – 11.15U8 team training every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.15U10 team training every Sunday from 11.30 – 1.00U12 team training every Saturday from 4.30 – 6.00 and Tuesday from 5.45 – 7.00U14 team training every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00 and Tuesday from 5.30 – 7.00U16 team training every Monday from 4.30 – 6.30 and Friday 4.30 – 6.30Senior and Reserve team training every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 – 9.00UNDERAGE/SENIOR GIRLS TRAININGU6,U8 and U10 girls team training every Saturday from 11.00 – 12.30U14 and U16 girls training every Wednesday from 5.15-6.15Senior Ladies training every Tuesday and Thursaday from 7.30-8.30 indoorLOTTOThere was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €950. Sequence drawn was 4-6-7-1-3-2-6. €50 winner was Liam Collins, Culdaff. The €20 seller prize went to D and P McLaughlin, Drumcarbit. Next week’s jackpot is €1000.CLUB SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts,hats and much more club merchandice.GAA NEWS: MALIN FACE NAOMH CONAILL IN LEAGUE OPENER NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: March 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMalinNoticesSportlast_img read more