Iranian officers trace the origins of the country’s coronavirus epidemic to the holy town of Qom, residence to dozens of seminaries and spiritual shrines—but also a variety of Chinese-backed infrastructure jobs constructed by scores of employees and technicians from China.

This significant connection to China, centered in Qom, has assisted keep Iran’s  overall economy alive in the confront of American sanctions. And it is now staying tension-examined by the coronavirus. The exact route of the virus is unclear. But Iran’s strategic partnership with Beijing has…