Paulo Coelho offers some of his books for free online amid COVID-19 lockdowns
Paulo Coelho has made some of his books available for download free of charge as many countries implement lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Brazilian author, known for his novel "The Alchemist," announced the good news on Instagram.
He wrote, "During the current pandemic, I posted some titles (ebooks) for free on my page."
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.
As of Thursday, 209,839 cases have been confirmed globally while 8,778 people have died of the disease. --Kaela Malig/MGP, GMA News