Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue closes amid coronavirus scare

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue, which appears to balance improbably atop Corcovado mountain, has withstood the worst of what the elements could muster for nearly nine decades. Now it, too, is succumbing to the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The 125-foot-tall statue, which last year saw almost 2 million… Continue reading at New York Post