02/23/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – As the number of coronavirus-stricken patients continue to rise in China, with more than 500 cases recently confirmed in four prisons, the friends and family of imprisoned Christians are very concerned for the health of their loved ones.
Rencheng Jail in China’s eastern province Shandong has confirmed 207 cases of the virus. A Christian human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, has been incarcerated in the same province, and his wife Li Wenzu has not been able to learn about his updates, as her regular visit time on February 13 “was canceled due to the ongoing spread of Coronavirus.”
Very concerned for the health of her husband, she called the Linyi Prison and asked to speak to Wang on the phone, only to be quickly shut down by the staff.
Please pray for protection for Christians who are still incarcerated in the Chinese cells, such as pastor John Cao, elder Hu Shigen, pastor Zhang Shaojie, pastor Bao Guohua, and others whose lives could be greatly endangered if the epidemic reaches their prisons.