A statue celebrating health workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic has been unveiled in Latvia.



The 20-foot monument, called 'Medics to the World', shows a female medic wearing a face mask and with a stethoscope on the neck.

It has been placed outside the Latvian National Art Museum in Riga, the capital city and is ''dedicated to medics in Latvia and across the world for their selfless courage and care during the Covid-19 outbreak''.

Aigars Bikse has helped sculpt the statue and hopes it makes people realise the importance and courage of medical staff across the globe.

He told Latvian TV: ''The three-month long lockdown period and fear for their lives has made the people change their perspective towards doctors, nurses and other medical staff.

''Many just now for the first time in their lives realised the vital importance of medical staff.''