The "devil's deed" and a "test of faith" is what the leader of a South Korean religious movement is calling the coronavirus.
Lee Man-hee is the self-proclaimed messiah of the church that is at the center of the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
Lee Man-hee sent the message to his followers on an internal app used by the Shincheonji Church.
“This disease case is seen as the devil’s deed to stop the rapid growth of Shincheonji,” he wrote.
Lee Man-hee founded the Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony 1984.
South Korea reported 52 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, taking the national total to 156.