Seoul city will seek $4 million in damages against the Sarang Jeil Church, after accusing it of disrupting the country’s tracing and testing efforts.

The church’s members attended a large protest in downtown Seoul in mid-August. Authorities say that a fresh wave of infections erupted after the event, becoming the country’s largest cluster in the greater capital area.

The outbreak has driven triple-digit increases in daily Covid-19 cases for more than a month, and the metropolitan government said on Friday it would seek 4.6 billion won ($4 million) in damages against the church for causing the spread of the coronavirus cases. (RT)