IN PICS: Iconic statues around the world wear gloves and masks amid Covid-19 outbreak

2020-04-06 16:43
Freddie Mercury statue by Irena Sedlecká wearing a mask and a placard that reads 'Stay at home'  (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Freddie Mercury statue by Irena Sedlecká wearing a mask and a placard that reads 'Stay at home' (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

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Sculptures and statues around the world have been dressed up with masks and gloves to support the fight against the novel coronavirus.

The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal standing outside the New York Stock Exchange, Freddie Mercury with his oversized teeth by Irena Sedlecká in Lake Geneva and the statue of Queen Victoria by Edward Onslow Ford in Manchester, England – what do these statues have in common presently?

Well, it seems they’re all wearing masks and gloves as a symbol of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic that has sent many parts of the world into a panic.

Below we’ve compiled a list of some of the worldwide statues that have been covered in protective gear to raise awareness of Covid-19.

Cartoon character Tituef by Swiss cartoonist Zep, Switzerland

Freddie Mercury statue by Irena Sedlecká (PHOTO: G

Queen Victoria by Edward Onslow Ford, England

 (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal, New York

(PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Bruce Lee by Ivan Fijolic, Turkey

(PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Replica of Christ the Redeemer by unknown artist, Rio De Janeiro

(PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Make Way for the Ducklings by Nancy Schön, Boston

(PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Greyfriars Bobby by William Brodie, Scotland

(PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

The Magic Carpet Ride statue by Matthew Antichevich, California

(PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Freddie Mercury by Irena Sedlecká, Switzerland

(PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

King Baudouin by Josiane Vanhoutte, Belguim

(PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Source: GettyImages
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