Taiwan embraces cute mascots for virus prevention campaign


A man looking at the webpage from Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Facebook account of Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (C) holding a placard to promote the prevention of the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus, in Taipei. Images of cute animals have featured in daily social media updates from government agencies to tackle disinformation and prevent infections spreading. — AFP

TAIPEI: While China deploys stern communist slogans in its battle against a deadly new coronavirus, democratic Taiwan has embraced cuddly mascots and humour to ease public anxiety and educate on best practices.

Images of cute animals have featured in daily social media updates from government agencies to tackle disinformation and prevent the spread of infections.

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