WHO says play video games as healthy social pastime during coronavirus pandemic

Video games are being prescribed as a recommended treatment for our ongoing homebound existence, brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Game makers from Activision Blizzard to Zynga on Saturday began kicking off a new World Health Organization (WHO) initiative entitled #PlayApartTogether to encourage people on how to entertain themselves and also practice physical distancing.

The initiative is particularly noteworthy because WHO previously designated video game addiction as an official mental health disorder.

Published on: Mar 29, 2020 09:54:30