WHO recommends playing video games to cope with isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

With people confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people experience boredom because of isolation. For some, the lack of social interaction can also be harmful to their mental health.

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Because of this, the World Health Organization has now recommended people to play video games at home as a form of interim therapy and mental health exercise during isolation. This is in support of #PlayTogether, a campaign of video game industry to promote social distancing at this time while still staying connected with people online.

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In a press release, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said that “It’s never been more critical to ensure people stay safely connected to one another. Games are the perfect platform because they connect people through the lens of joy, purpose, and meaning. We are proud to participate in such a worthwhile and necessary initiative.”

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