Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue was lit up to look like a doctor on Easter Sunday, in a tribute to front-line healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 outbreak around the world.
The flags of several countries affected by the outbreak were also projected onto the monument, which is the ultimate and instantly-recognisable symbol of Rio de Janeiro.
The city’s archbishop, Dom Orani Tempesta, also performed a mass at the base of the statue during the light show, in which he paid tribute to medical workers.
Messages of thanks in various language appeared on the statue, while pictures of medical professionals wearing protective equipment and clothing were also shown.
The slogan “Fique Em Casa” (Stay at Home) was projected onto the statue’s arm.
Last month, a collage of various countries’ flags, including Malta’s was displayed on the statue, recognising the nations that have reported cases of the virus – making this the second time the statue was lit up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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