The statue of Christ in Brazil dressed in a gown

The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro in Catholic Easter Sunday "dressed" in a suit of medic in honour of health workers fighting the coronavirus, according to the portal G1.

To achieve this effect was with the help of backlight. In a video posted on the portal page, you can see how the statue first appears on a white coat, then a stethoscope, then in the lower part begin to broadcast the words of gratitude in different languages, including Russian.

As stated in the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, a special Easter ceremony was intended to convey "words of hope and support in this difficult time of global pandemic".

It is reported that due to the fact that the city had closed the Church because of the restrictions imposed, cardinal Orani Tempesta has held Easter service almost alone at the foot of the statue at a height of 709 metres above sea level.

According to the latest data, the number of cases of coronavirus in Brazil is 22169 people died 1223.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.