The statue was inaugurated in October 2018 and is four meters high.
The statue of Diego Maradona that is located in Buenos Aires already has a mask to raise awareness of the importance of wearing face masks to avoid infecting oneself and others.
César Pérez, promoter of the statue and the person in charge of putting the mask on, explained to Efe that the purpose is “to make the Argentine and world population aware” and “to give a message of peace and hope in these moments of pandemic due to the coronavirus” .
Most of the statues in Buenos Aires are being put on a mask, as a campaign to raise awareness among citizens. EFE