Six thousand couples decided not to let the coronavirus deter them celebrating their happy day. The multiple brides and grooms attended a mass wedding ceremony South Korea’s Unification Church Friday, in spite the health scare the coronavirus neighbouring China. The couples jetted in sixty countries around the world to attend their wedding. The newlyweds were joined 24,000 guests; some renewing their marriage vows and others watching friends and family tie the knot. The church seemed well prepared such a large-scale event as staff handed hand sanitizer and surgical masks to all attendees. They also checked the temperature the couples.
The Unification Church is famous holding the mass weddings. It was founded 1954 self-declared messiah Sun Myung Moon. The communal weddings started 1961 and have seen hundreds of thousands of couples walk down the aisle. many cases, the bride and groom had been matched and met the first time at the ceremony. One newlywed spoke marrying the global spread of the coronavirus. He told the Reuters news agency: "I'm very happy to attend this deeply blessed joint wedding. Since coronavirus is going these days, I wore a mask to be the safe side." A 23-year-old bride from Benin said: "I didn't put a mask because I wanted to be beautiful my husband."