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Stay home! Reads Gazan artists' sand sculpture of solidarity for coronavirus victims03:33

Stay home! Reads Gazan artists' sand sculpture of solidarity for coronavirus victims

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza City
April 04, 2020 at 22:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Palestinian artists Tamer al-Deeb and Dorgham Krakeh created a unique, coronavirus inspired sand sculpture with a message for the world to "stay home", on the beach in Gaza City on Wednesday.

The artists could be seen building the sculpture from scratch, beginning by flattening the sand, designing the flags and then finally, spray-painting the structure.

"Today, on the sand, we drew the flags of the countries which have suffered the most deaths worldwide due to coronavirus. We carved the flag of Spain, Italy, France and China because they are among the countries that have been most exposed to the coronavirus," explained Dorgham Krakeh, one of the artists.

"We would like to deliver a message to the world from the Gaza Strip. With the simplest possibilities we can support the countries where the number of deaths has increased," said Tamer Al-Deeb, the other artist in the duo.

The worldwide total for confirmed cases of COVID-19 has now surpassed 1.1 million. Across the globe, 61,625 have died since the outbreak began. The State of Palestine has reported 210 confirmed cases, with one person dying thus far.

Stay home! Reads Gazan artists' sand sculpture of solidarity for coronavirus victims03:33
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Palestinian artists Tamer al-Deeb and Dorgham Krakeh created a unique, coronavirus inspired sand sculpture with a message for the world to "stay home", on the beach in Gaza City on Wednesday.

The artists could be seen building the sculpture from scratch, beginning by flattening the sand, designing the flags and then finally, spray-painting the structure.

"Today, on the sand, we drew the flags of the countries which have suffered the most deaths worldwide due to coronavirus. We carved the flag of Spain, Italy, France and China because they are among the countries that have been most exposed to the coronavirus," explained Dorgham Krakeh, one of the artists.

"We would like to deliver a message to the world from the Gaza Strip. With the simplest possibilities we can support the countries where the number of deaths has increased," said Tamer Al-Deeb, the other artist in the duo.

The worldwide total for confirmed cases of COVID-19 has now surpassed 1.1 million. Across the globe, 61,625 have died since the outbreak began. The State of Palestine has reported 210 confirmed cases, with one person dying thus far.

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