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Social distancing through gamification

Adapting and repurposing Pokemon-Go to help raise awareness on COVID-19 and improve social distancing practices

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Social distancing and self quarantine can limit the spread of COVID-19, thereby helping ease the burden on healthcare facilities to better manage the virus

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Also highly recommended on the WHO page

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Limited the amount of time I spent in public spaces, also avoiding use of public transport and opting to bike or walk instead.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

shared in a group chat with my fellow students and people living in my dorm

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • WHO (World Health Organization)

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

though the message about social distancing is out, there are still a number of individuals getting together for dinners, or filling up supermarkets, public transport,etc. Not everyone is practising this

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Youth. General misinformation and early health guidelines also suggested that young people are 'immune' to Covid-19, so a lot of young people have reckless behaviour as they are not incentivised to stay indoors and limit contact. 

What is your current profession?

Pharmaceutical Engineer/ Public Health researcher

In what city are you located?


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Hi Chenai Muchena great to have you for the challenge