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Swiss street artist David Perez pays tribute to unsung coronavirus heroes


Artist David Perez poses in front of a graffiti of a cashier. Photo: Denis Balibouse/ Reuters.

Street artist David Perez has found his own way to pay tribute in Switzerland to the people he regards as the unsung heroes of the coronavirus crisis.


street12 A graffiti representing a nurse by artist David Perez is pictured. Photo: Denis Balibouse/ Reuters.


Perez, 35, has adorned a pedestrian underpass in the town of Gland with a portrait of a masked cashier scanning a bottle of soap and plans to add other figures, such as construction workers or dustmen, to the mural.


street13 Artist David Perez paints a graffiti to pay a tribute to essential care workers. Photo: Denis Balibouse/ Reuters.


"Today, I will especially pay tribute to cashiers. They are on the frontline with nurses and others," he told Reuters.


street14 Artist David Perez takes a picture of his graffiti of a nurse. Photo: Denis Balibouse/ Reuters.


He said his mural, adding colour to a "sad-looking wall", was "for our everyday superheroes."




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Switzerland has recommended that its citizens stay indoors during the coronavirus which has killed more than 500 people and infected over 21,100 in the country, although it has stopped short of ordering a lockdown.

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