Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer lit up to honour medics

Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer lit up to honour medics

Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer lit up to honour medics

On Easter Sunday, one of the holiest days of the year for Christians, the statue not only immortalized Jesus, but paid tribute to medical workers fighting coronavirus around the world.

Depictions of medical workers and messages of hope in several languages were projected onto the 125-foot-tall statue atop Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janiero, stunning photos show.

The message of staying home was also emphasized. A snap of which was uploaded by the political scientist and author, Ian Bremmer, on his official Twitter account.

According to an Instagram post published by the Santuário Cristo Redentor (Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer), the gesture was meant to pay tribute to essential workers and professionals working diligently and selflessly to combat coronavirus. "2207520000./3364536853564907/?type=3&theater">is reporting 22,169 coronavirus cases, including at least 1,223 deaths.

Fighting this pandemic requires manpower and many, if not all, countries are already experiencing a shortage in frontline healthcare workers.

Around the US - which has more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases - people have been finding ways to express their gratitude for EMTs, nurses and other essential workers.

However, the worrisome numbers appear not to have swayed Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's view on the epidemic.

In light of the growing health crisis, the collective opinion of people suggests that because of the measures taken to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, Mother Earth is starting to heal.

This is not the first time that the Christ the Redeemer statue has lit up to support coronavirus relief and prevention efforts.

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