Cartoon Network has rolled out its Gamebox app, a great distraction for kids who are forced to stay at home due to the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
How is life in quarantine for the kids?
In South Africa, the school curriculum will remain postponed until the 21-day nationwide lockdown is lifted. This is one safety measure the government has taken to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Although, it has been observed that children may not be susceptible to the pathogen. According to South Africa’s latest statistics, 1 380 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from more than 44 000 tests conducted.
A very small percentage of those infections represents children, an anomaly that has baffled virologists. However, a recent pediatric study has shown that children can develop serious illnesses from contracting COVID-19.
Study: Some children can get serious illness from COVID-19
The study, published in the Pediatrics journal, observed medical information of more than 2 000 cases of COVID-19 in children, the largest database of minors with the virus observed in recent times.
These cases were reported to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 16 January 2020 and 8 February 2020.
While more than 90% of the children displayed moderate symptoms of flu, about 6% of them developed severe or critical illness.
Avoiding the worst has been the best approach taken by South Africa’s education ministry. But, a bigger problem is left unsolved; how do we keep them vitalised and entertained.
The perfect distraction: Cartoon Network rolls out free game
Thankfully, Cartoon Network has pulled its strings and developed a free app for kids to play, without paying a dime, fun games.
The app can be downloaded from any mobile store and once installed, kids can enjoy cool web games derived from popular cartoons like Ben 10 to Teen Titans Go!.
Even better is the fact that the interface is very responsive and offers an array of categories. Another feature the parents will surely appreciate is the fact that Gamebox does not have in-app purchases and should you experience internet connection issues, downloaded games can be played offline.
Check the games out for your kids and be sure to return next week because there will be more games added.