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Christ the Redeemer lit up for #coronavirus solidarity

18:35, Thursday, 19 March, 2020
Christ the Redeemer lit up for #coronavirus solidarity

Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue was lit up last night with images of continents grappling with the coronavirus pandemic in a show of global solidarity.

At least 8,710 people have died from Covid-19, and 204,487 have been infected globally, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China in early December.

The World Health Organization categorised the outbreak as a pandemic on 11 March.

Christ the Redeemer lit up for #coronavirus solidarity
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