On January 8, 2022, a sudden COVID-19 outbreak took place in Tianjin, and the COVID-19 variant causing this outbreak was identified as Omicron. The number of omicron cases in this city had reached 97 by January 12.
Abided by the municipal regulation to epidemic prevention and control, Tianjin CC&TSPM, under the guidance of its President and Chairperson Rev. Mao Yajun, carried out relevant anti-epidemic measures in an attempt to combat the Omicron outbreak.
To strengthen epidemic prevention, Tianjin CC&TSPM released a notice to all churches and church-affiliated fellowships in Tianjin, asking them to suspend all congregational activities, encourage church members to do volunteer work in local communities, and to clean and disinfect church buildings on daily basis.
Currently, numerous Christians in Tianjin have been playing an active part in fighting the new coronavirous outbreak. Some medical staff have volunteered to go to the Republic of Congo, the epicenter in Africa hit by the new COVID variant. Some are working in the infected areas helping with nucleic acid tests, and others are working as volunteers in these places.
On January 12, though Tianjin entered the Sanjiu period, namely the coldest days of the year, the city kicked off the second round of nucleic acid tests for all citizens to fight this new variant.
Translated and edited by Bei Sang.