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head of the religious sect that has been at the center of a coronavirus outbreak in South Korea has apologized to the nation for the spread of this disease.

Lee Man -hee, Shincheonji leader of the Church of Jesus, kneeling and bowing at the press conference.

About 60% of the more than 4,000 confirmed cases in the country are members of the sect. National mortality now stands at 28.

The current global death has passed the 3,000 mark, although most are in China, where the outbreak began.

Throughout the world, there are nearly 90,000 confirmed cases, with numbers outside of China are now growing faster than in China.

Prosecutors in South Korea have been asked to investigate Mr. Lee about possible charges of negligence.

“Although it was not intentional, many people have been infected,” said the leader of 88 years. “We put our best effort, but were unable to prevent it all.”

Of the confirmed cases, about 75% came from the southern city of Daegu and 73% of those who have been associated with the Church Shincheonji.

In the capital, Seoul, urging the mayor of the city of 10 million people to work from home and avoid crowded places

in another development :.

Christian group members periphery believed to have infected one another and then travel around the country, it was not detected. The group has been accused of keeping secret the name of its members,

However, the church spokeswoman Kim Shin-chang told the BBC they have provided a list of members, students, and the building to the authorities.

“We are worried about the release of this information for the safety of our members,” said Kim.

Mr Lee claimed he was the second coming of Jesus Christ and identified as “pastor promised” mentioned in the Bible that would take 144,000 people to heaven with him.

Shincheonji Church labeled as a cult in South Korea and also in the Christian community, which results in a group often discriminated against, persecuted or criticized, Mr Kim told the BBC.

Iran reported another 12 deaths on Monday, taking the total there to 66. They include Mohammad Mirmohammadi, high adviser to the state Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iranian media reported on Monday.

Qatar, Ecuador, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic and Ireland are among the countries th confirmed their first cases over the weekend.

, so the number of infected patients in the country to six.

New York state also confirmed the first case. The patient was a woman in her 30s who contracted the virus during a recent trip to Iran. Two people were killed in the US ,.

China on Monday reported 42 more deaths, all in Hubei. , Province of China is where the virus emerged late last year and has registered more than 90% of global deaths

There are 202 new confirmed cases on Monday – only six of which are beyond Hubei. A total of 2,912 people were killed in China, with more than 80,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

A spokesman from the National Health Commission of China said the next stop will “focus on the risks brought about by the resumption of work”

China’s economy has taken a hit -. With factory activity fell at a record level.

Monday, a man was sentenced to death by a Chinese court for fatally stabbing two officers at a checkpoint virus, AFP news agency reported.

Ma Jianguo, 23, refused to cooperate with authorities – although it is not clear what is told to do -. and stabbed the two officials checkpoint

on Sunday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the virus appeared to be mainly affects people over 60, and those already ill.

urged countries to stock up on a ventilator, said “oxygen therapy is the main treatment intervention for patients with severe Covid-19”.

in the first major analysis of more than 44,000 cases of China, the death rate is 10 times higher in the very elderly compared to middle-aged.

But most patients have only mild symptoms and mortality appear to be between 2% and 5%, according to the WHO

As a comparison, the seasonal flu has a mortality rate averaging about 0.1 %, but is highly contagious -. with up to 400.000 people die from it each year.

Another strain of coronavirus, such as SARS (Sars) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), have a higher mortality rate than Covid-19.

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