Brazil's Christ the Redeemer lit up with flags of countries affected by coronavirus

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Published: 2020-03-20 22:59

Last Updated: 2020-03-20 22:59


Brazil's Christ the Redeemer lit up with flags of countries affected by coronavirus
Brazil's Christ the Redeemer lit up with flags of countries affected by coronavirus

Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue was illuminated with flags in solidarity with countries affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Brazilian landmark, which overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro and is usually lit by bright white light, was lit up with the flags of countries that have reported cases of the virus, CNN reported.

"The message #praytogether was also projected onto the statue in different languages."

The giant statue of Jesus Christ, which stands nearly 100 feet tall, also showed images of the continents afflicted.

So far, the number of coronavirus cases around the world has reached 272,062 and millions of people around the world have been placed on lockdown.

However, the death toll reached 11,300, while the number of people who recovered is 90,618 world wide.

Also read: Coronavirus related global deaths surpass the 10K mark