BBC: A mask has been placed on the face of a huge statue of Goddess Kannan in Japan. A mask is placed on the face of a 57-meter (187-foot) Buddhist statue dedicated to Kannan.
A mask weighing 35 kg weighing 4.1 by 5.3 meters is placed on the face of the statue. It is reported that it took three hours for four employees to put on the mask.
The BBC quoted local officials as saying the mask will not be removed until the corona virus infection is controlled.
The goddess in the idol is standing with a child. There is a wish for a safe birth and a crowd of people asking for blessings for their newborn.