Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 May 2020

Coronavirus: Dubai Police launch online game to raise awareness

The video game can be played in five different languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, Urdu and Tagalog

The game, called ‘Stay Safe’, tells people to stay safe by washing their hands, wearing gloves and masks. Courtesy: Dubai Police
The game, called ‘Stay Safe’, tells people to stay safe by washing their hands, wearing gloves and masks. Courtesy: Dubai Police

Dubai Police have launched an online game to help people understand the importance of following precautionary measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

The game, called ‘Stay Safe’, explains how the virus spreads from one person to another and underlines the importance of hand washing, wearing gloves, masks and avoiding gatherings.

“Raising the public’s awareness during this critical period is a priority for Dubai Police so we developed the game,” said Brig Khalid Al Razooqi, director of artificial intelligence and smart services department at Dubai Police.

“In addition to that, with almost everyone carrying a mobile phone, using video gaming as an educational tool is very productive and reaches a larger number of people.”

The video game was developed by the police's artificial technology centre and can be played in five different languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, Urdu and Tagalog on https://staysafe.dubaipolicegames.com.

“We have seen the impact of online games that carry educational value and produced several ones which have been downloaded tens of millions of times,” said Col Hussain Bin Ghalaita, deputy director of the force’s AI and smart services.

Updated: May 21, 2020 04:41 AM

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