World Health Organization encourages people to game during coronavirus outbreak

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Play games together.

What you need to know

  • The World Health Organization recently classified excessive gaming as a disorder.
  • During the coronavirus pandemic, the body is promoting gaming as a way to stay home.
  • Activision-Blizzard and other companies are promoting a #PlayApartTogether campaign.
  • You can stop the spread of coronavirus if you stay at home and practice social distancing.

Many months ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized excessive gaming as a disorder. While this is a known problem, no one thought that during the coronavirus pandemic, the WHO would recommend gaming as a pastime activity. According to a report by USA Today, Activision-Blizzard and other game makers kicked off an initiative called #PlayApartTogether to entertain themselves while practicing social distancing.

Source: Windows

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