The Coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world and continues to spread and, for now, it seems like there’s no stopping it. Amid all the sad and depressing news pouring in from all over, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil has been lit up in colours of flags of all the countries hit by the deadly virus.

This has been done to pay tribute to the countries fighting a war against the virus, which has claimed thousands of innocent lives till date. The statue, overlooking Rio de Janeiro, is 125 ft tall. It is one of the prime tourist attractions in the country and is visited by lakhs of tourists every year. Recently, the statue was projected with colours of flags of each country that has Coronavirus positive patients.

The development took place after the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro was tested for Coronavirus not once but twice, and both the times his reports were negative. Bolsonaro was among the 14 people who travelled to meet American President Donald Trump in Florida and, beside him, everyone tested positive for the virus.

Not only this, the statue of Christ the Redeemer had the words “pray together” illuminated In myriad languages with an image of the world map in the middle of the statue. It’s after nearly 90 years, the monument on top of the Corcovado mountain was closed for visitors because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Social distancing seems to be the only way out to break the chain of the virus to spread further or slow it down.

As of now, there are 536,615 Coronavirus cases and 24,116 deaths across the globe. In Brazil, the number of total reported cases is 2985, with 77 deaths.

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