Poland has a secret weapon to convince young citizens to stay indoors during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Polish government has launched a website, Grarantanna.pl, filled with various online activities to keep the youth out.
But, we don’t just talk of a hands-off approach like a basic resource page with random third-party links. The country’s Ministry of Digitization has come out to set up exclusive tournaments, servers, and other interactive games for young people to listen to quarantine orders, according to a Polish government website Mashable translated in English.
The Polish government created a public Minecraft server and launched a website with online activities to encourage young people to stay home during the COVID-19 scandal.
The website includes a Minecraft server, a game jam, quizzes and more. https://t.co/R59pbhcZuo pic.twitter.com/Ke1UG3DY3x
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One such activity inspired by Poland: Minecraft. Poland has set up its own Minecraft server, to encourage community gameplay. The server will also host a competition to see who can build the best replicas of known architecture. Each Minecraft player will be given a virtual framework and building materials. The contest launches Sunday.
The campaign also has a slew of other events planned. There will be game development webinars, dozens of puzzles, Polish history quizzes, and more.
With schools currently closed until March 25, the Polish government seems to be really working to keep young people occupied during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, the country currently has 425 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the official term for the virus caused by the virus.