A child touches volunteer Fatima Sanson, dressed up as Mrs Claus, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, on December 7. Sanson delivers gifts and hugs to needy children every Christmas, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year she built an embrace curtain to allow children to touch her, keeping everyone safe. Photo: AFP
A child touches volunteer Fatima Sanson, dressed up as Mrs Claus, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, on December 7. Sanson delivers gifts and hugs to needy children every Christmas, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year she built an embrace curtain to allow children to touch her, keeping everyone safe. Photo: AFP
Samir Nazareth
Opinion

Opinion

Samir Nazareth

This Christmas, let’s practise the lessons of the coronavirus pandemic and strengthen the global community

  • The sheer breadth of the impact of Covid-19 has created a shared experience and global bonds which should live on even after everyone has been immunised

A child touches volunteer Fatima Sanson, dressed up as Mrs Claus, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, on December 7. Sanson delivers gifts and hugs to needy children every Christmas, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year she built an embrace curtain to allow children to touch her, keeping everyone safe. Photo: AFP
A child touches volunteer Fatima Sanson, dressed up as Mrs Claus, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, on December 7. Sanson delivers gifts and hugs to needy children every Christmas, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year she built an embrace curtain to allow children to touch her, keeping everyone safe. Photo: AFP
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