With Europe being the new epicenter of the deadly outbreak Covid-19, governments have been trying a lot of methods to ensures that its citizens would stay inside and not violate the quarantine. Poland’s government has come up with one of the best and most creative methods: Create a Minecraft server for everyone.

Minecraft is amongst the most popular video games in the world

The fact that Poland is the first country to come up with this actually makes sense – they have been very open-minded about video games, and CD Projekt Red, one of the best and biggest game developers in the world, was fully supported by the Polish government. The server is distributed on a government website called Grarantanna.pl, along with various other online activities that youngsters in the country might be interested in. Actual thoughts and efforts were put into it, as the thing is not just a resource page with links to other sites – Poland’s Ministry of Digitization went all out to set up servers, exclusive tournaments, and more.

The website made by the Polish government

In order to encourage community gameplay, a competition was also held to see who could build the best replicas of real-life structures and landmarks inside the game. An array of other events was also planned, such as game development online seminars, puzzles, quizzes and more. Some of these events would even have monetary rewards.

It is reported that online gaming activities are overloading the internet, with the surge occurred after the quarantine in Europe

Polish youths would be able to enjoy this service at least until the end of March, with Governments all across Europe closing down schools for the time being. Overall, this is a very creative attempt and might be pretty effective in ensuring people to not violate the quarantine. This kind of thing would not suit bigger countries like India, as the program would need much more resources.

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