Lee Man-hee, Chairman of Shincheonji, Church of Jesus holds a press conference on the coronavirus infection (COVID-19) at the Shincheonji Peace Palace in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province. After making a deep bow, Chairman Lee said, “I bow down and apologize to the citizens of our country,” and said, “The church has put its utmost effort, but I am sorry for a large number of patients. We will provide personnel and materialistic support to the extent we can.” The picture was taken last March. News1
Daegu has suffered greatly by the new kind of coronavirus infection (COVID-19). Starting with the confirmed infection of COVID-19 by a congregation member in the Shincheonji Daegu Church in mid-February, the cumulative number of patients is 6,926 as of the 10th of this month. Of the total cumulative patients, 4,265 are Shincheonji congregation members. This is why the word “Shincheonji” is always mentioned at the centre of the spread of COVID-19 infection.
500 members of the Shincheonji Daegu Church, who were infected with COVID-19, started to donate blood plasma stating, “We wish to repay the grace of receiving the treatment.” This started from 9 a.m. on the 13th, as they got on three “blood donation buses” from the Red Cross standing in front of the main gate of Kyungpook National University Hospital in Daegu. The mass blood plasma donation of the congregation members will continue for five days.
A representative of Shincheonji Daegu Church explained, “We were infected by COVID-19 but were completely cured. To express gratitude, the congregation members volunteered to donate blood plasma.” The plasma of the congregation members will be used for the development of COVID-10 blood treatment medicine.