Christ the Redeemer statue pays tribute to healthcare workers battling coronavirus pandemic


Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up in the likeness of a doctor and with the word “Thanks” projected in Portuguese, during an Easter service, in the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

TAMPA (WFLA/NBC) – Brazil honored health workers around the world on Easter Sunday.

Rio De Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue wore scrubs and had a stethoscope around his neck.

Images were projected onto the statue showing it dressed as a health worker later to be replaced by flags from countries around the world.

Under the flags the word, “Hope” was projected.


Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Coronavirus Need-to-Know Info

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss