Taiwanese Government Combines Popularity of Animal Crossing With Social Distancing Promotion

The Taiwanese Ministry is using Animal Crossing references to promote social distancing
The Taiwanese Ministry is using Animal Crossing references to promote social distancing / Nintendo Soup

The Taiwanese Ministry is using Animal Crossing: New Horizons references to promote social distancing measures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nintendo Soup spotted Wednesday.

As seen on its official Facebook page, the Taiwan government is in full support of Animal Crossing and in staying healthy during the ongoing global health crisis. The images show people dressed as Animal Crossing villagers while wielding bug nets and staying 6 feet apart from each other.

The images also display use of face masks and the importance of hygienic eating practices.

The image campaign comes after Taiwan almost gleefully reassured its citizens that it will never ban Animal Crossing, in contrast to China's ban of the game after protests occurred in-game.