I don’t answer the phone even though I made a list… “There will be more participants”
The number of confirmed cases related to the BTJ Center for the Nations, a religious facility in Sangju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, is rapidly increasing in Gwangju, Busan and Daejeon. This is after an event with over 500 people gathered last month. It’s important to find attendees quickly, but tracking them right now is not easy. At the time, the organizer had the phone turned off and even kept checking. There are also confirmed cases who lied about not having been to Sangju. The quarantine authorities accused the representative of the Center of the Nations.
This is reporter Yoon Doo-yeol.
The confirmed cases related to the BTJ World Center in Sangju, Gyeongsangbuk-do are coming from Busan, Gwangju, Daejeon, and all over the country.
The most serious of them is Gwangju.
It is already the 44th.
The Center of the Nations was also accused by the quarantine authorities for holding an event known to have gathered thousands of people during the Hangeul Day holiday.
But after that, they held events every week.
In particular, among the participants of the event on November 25th and 26th, confirmed cases are following.
Intercorp, which hosted the event, named 546 participants on that day.
However, the quarantine authorities believe that there will be more participants who are not on the list.
[안병선/부산시 시민방역추진단장 : 연락이 잘 되지 않는 부분들이 있습니다. 대상자를 파악하기 어려운 상황입니다.]
It is difficult to track participants individually.
In the previous rally, many participants took a group bus.
However, some of the confirmed participants who have recently been to this place said that they were traveling by vans lent by missions organizations.
Authorities see it as a way to get together without filling out a passenger list.
In particular, it is not easy to track the location of mobile phones of those who have been there.
[열방센터 행사 참가자 : 출발할 때부터 핸드폰을 아예 끄라고 하더라고요. 진행요원들이 있는데 계속 체크를 하더라고요.]
A confirmed case in Daejeon lied that he had never been to Sangju, but after the event, his location was revealed by turning on his mobile phone for a while.
The quarantine authorities have accused the confirmed person.
Sangju also accused the representative of the Center of the Nations, who refused to submit the list of attendees twice.
In addition, it prevented the opening of the Center of the Nations until February 16 next year.