A scene from the ceremony
Brazil on Easter Sunday, April 12, held a solemn ceremony to pay tribute to frontline health workers around the world who are risking their lives to safe coronavirus patients.
The ceremony which saw the illumination of its
Christ the Redeemer statue, took place as the world recorded some 1.85 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 114,000 deaths as reported by the Johns Hopkins University.
The Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was lighted look like a doctor in a tribute to front-line health workers.
During the ceremony,
flags of several countries affected by the virus were projected onto the monument.
A mass was performed by the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro Dom Orani Tempesta, according to local media reports in Brazil.
On the statue, were messages of praises to health workers.
The messages came in various languages, reports say.