The statue has previously been lit up in solidarity with the countries afflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer, which overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, has been lit up with images of Christ in a doctor's outfit as tribute to the medical professionals fighting the frontline battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
The words "obrigado," "merci," "grazie," "danke," and other expressions of gratitude are written on the statue in gratitude to all the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals risking their lives to save the needy people of the world. On Easter Sunday, the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Dom Orani Tempesta, gave a Mass at the landmark and to paid tribute to medical workers during the pandemic.
There are currently 1,983,219 confirmed cases as of April 14th, with 125,145 deaths. Brazil has 24,169 cases and 1,378 deaths.
In Rio, Christ the Redeemer receives a coat and stethoscope projection in honor of health professionals. #HealthWorkers— 𝕺𝖘𝖈𝖆𝖗 #StaySafe (@oscarneww) April 13, 2020
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