India launches interactive game to fight COVID-19

by MCR Correspondent

India’s health minister has launched an interactive game called ‘the Corona Fighters’ which encourages adherence to important COVID-19 appropriate behaviors

While disclosing this during the launching on Friday August 21, 2020, the health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, said the game would present a new and extremely creative way to teach people the right tools and behaviors to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vardhan noted that the game was designed to influence the players’ actions in the real world, reminding them to take the right precautions and escape infection.

“This, along with two promotional videos, is a simply designed and enjoyable medium to get a serious message across to the wider public.

“Until we get a vaccine for fighting COVID-19, the COVID-appropriate behaviors will serve as a potent social vaccine,” he explained.

In addition, the Health Ministry confirmed that testing in India has steeply increased to more than 900,000 tests per day.

The total tested samples now stand at 32,661,252.

“Aggressive testing leads to early identification and isolation of COVID-19 positive cases. This coupled with efficient clinical treatment brings the fatality rate down,” it said.

India registered 68,898 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, crossing the 2.9 million mark, according to Health Ministry data.

The nation’s infection tally now stands at 2,905,823.

The death toll has reached 54,849, with 983 new fatalities in the past 24 hours.

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