Coronavirus: Dubai Police launches ‘Stay Safe’ online kids game to raise awareness
Dubai Police has launched an online game to raise awareness among children regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic highlighting important safety tips.
The gamed called “Stay Safe” is aimed at highlighting the important safety tips and procedures everyone must take, such as wearing gloves, face masks and maintaining social distancing measures.
“Dubai Police prioritizes and emphases on the importance of rising the public knowledge in these types of events, hence the game "Stay Safe" was created. In addition, the use of video games in education is a very promising step,” Brigadier Khalid Nasser al-Razooqi, the General Director of AI at Dubai Police, said in a statement.
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“The game can reach a very large portion of the community regardless of their age of ethnicity, as almost everyone now uses a smart phone,” he added.
The game was designed with the citizens and residents of the UAE in mind and can be played in five different languages: Arabic, English, Indian, Urdu and Tagalog.
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The UAE announced on Wednesday it had detected 941 new coronavirus cases, raising the number of confirmed infections to 26,004. Six people also died from the virus over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll from coronavirus in the UAE to 233 so far.
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