The Christ the Redeemer reopened after deep cleaning amid Covid-19

Visitors to these recently reopened sites including Christ the Redeemer statue will be required to mandatorily wear masks and maintain social distancing. Some visitors also lie on the ground for the perfect angle of a photo at the feet of the huge Art Deco statue with its arms outstretched, which has been prohibited.

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Brazil's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles accompanied by authorities cuts a ribbon during the reopening ceremony of the Christ the Redeemer statue due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

Brazil's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles accompanied by authorities cuts a ribbon during the reopening ceremony of the Christ the Redeemer statue due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

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A tourist poses for a picture at the Christ the Redeemer statue during the reopening after months-long closure due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

A tourist poses for a picture at the Christ the Redeemer statue during the reopening after months-long closure due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

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Tourists take photos at the Christ the Redeemer statue during the reopening after months-long closure due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

Tourists take photos at the Christ the Redeemer statue during the reopening after months-long closure due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

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Tourists take photos at the Christ the Redeemer statue during the reopening after months-long closure due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

Tourists take photos at the Christ the Redeemer statue during the reopening after months-long closure due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

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Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

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Catholic priest Omar is pictured with military members during disinfection works on Christ the Redeemer statue, ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

Catholic priest Omar is pictured with military members during disinfection works on Christ the Redeemer statue, ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

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A Military member works on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue, with the Sugar Loaf mountain on background ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

A Military member works on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue, with the Sugar Loaf mountain on background ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

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Catholic Priest Omar prays with Military members during a disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

Catholic Priest Omar prays with Military members during a disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

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Military members observe the view while working on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

Military members observe the view while working on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

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A Military member works on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

A Military member works on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

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Catholic Priest Omar is pictured as Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

Catholic Priest Omar is pictured as Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

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Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

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A Military member works on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

A Military member works on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

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Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

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An acolyte holds an umbrella over Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta to protect him from the sun as he attends a mass in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on Father's Day, at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 9, 2020. (REUTERS/Ian Cheibub)

An acolyte holds an umbrella over Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta to protect him from the sun as he attends a mass in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on Father's Day, at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 9, 2020. (REUTERS/Ian Cheibub)

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Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta attends a mass in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on Father's Day, at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 9, 2020. (REUTERS/Ian Cheibub)

Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta attends a mass in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on Father's Day, at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 9, 2020. (REUTERS/Ian Cheibub)

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Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta gestures as he celebrates a mass in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on Father's Day, at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 9, 2020. (REUTERS/Ian Cheibub)

Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta gestures as he celebrates a mass in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on Father's Day, at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 9, 2020. (REUTERS/Ian Cheibub)

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