A group of performance artists gathered in Brazil's capital of Brasilia on Monday to honour the 30,000 victims of coronavirus in the country.

Dressed all in white, the artists released red balloons in the shape of love hearts into the sky, hoping to highlight that the country's stark pandemic death toll is more than just a statistic.

As of Monday evening, Brazil had confirmed more than 529,000 coronavirus cases and 30,058 deaths.