Brazil’s Christ The Redeemer lights up for Pinoy frontliners


The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil lit up to honor frontliners, including from the Philippines, who are risking their lives to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a Facebook post on April 20, Dra. Joy Mercader shared photos of the world-famous statue projected with a doctor’s uniform and stethoscope, and the Philippine flag with the words “Salamat (Thank you)” and “Pag-asa (Hope)”.

The iconic 98-foot-tall statue and symbol of faith earlier illuminated with the flags of the countries affected by the coronavirus. 

LOOK: Flags of various countries affected by the spread of COVID-19 are projected onto the statue of the Christ Redeemer atop Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. | via AFP

Posted by Philippine Star on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Rio de Janeiro's statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up on Easter Sunday with images of medical workers in honour of all those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. | via Agence France-Presse

Posted by Philippine Star on Monday, 13 April 2020

As of writing, the world has over 2.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 191,087 deaths and 750,092 recoveries.

The Philippines currently has 6,981 cases, 462 deaths, and 722 recoveries. 

On Friday morning, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced that the enhanced community quarantine has been extended until May 15, 2020 in the country’s high-risk areas to further contain the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATED: Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced that the following areas will be under extended ECQ until May…

Posted by Philippine Star on Thursday, 23 April 2020
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