Christians and Missionaries in China Are Being Blamed for Resurgence in Coronavirus Infections

A medical worker in protective suit collects a swab from a resident in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China January 6, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS

In China’s Hebei province, local Christians and foreign missionaries are being blamed for a resurgence of COVID-19 infections that resulted in a strict lockdown enacted on Jan. 6.

Asia News reported on a conversation between a local priest and a member of his parish, showing that there has been a post circulating on social media singling Christians out as the source of the new coronavirus epidemic.

The post reads: “the village of Xiao Guozhuang, near Gaocheng is a Catholic village; 20 days ago, there was religious activity here, there were several priests from Europe and the United States […],” implying that the Christians caused the newest outbreak in Hebei.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett