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Residents urged to light a candle of hope amid Covid-19 crisis

Over 15,000 digital candles have been lit in a matter of days since app was launched

Residents urged to light a candle of hope amid Covid-19 crisis

The Palestinian-Canadian is currently in lockdown in Beirut, but has devised the app along with a team of Lebanese and American volunteer programmers at Numbase Group.

Leading Lebanon-based author, speaker, and reporter, Chaker Khazaal is inviting people to light a digital candle and spread hope around the world.

The Palestinian-Canadian is currently in lockdown in Beirut, but has devised the app along with a team of Lebanese and American volunteer programmers at Numbase Group.

"Let’s take a short break from the madness and fear around us, and light a candle of hope," he said.

The free app is available on the App stores and invites people to light candles in honour of family and friends, their community and country.

Since the app’s inception just a few days ago, there have been 15,000 lit candles from all parts of the world.

There are currently almost 2.35 million confirmed cases of coronavirus across the world. The virus has claimed the lives of more than 161,000 people, while over 605,000 have recovered.

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