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February 29 09:00

Plague Inc., a popular pandemic themed game, was banned in China

At the beginning of this year Plague Inc. game gained unprecedented popularity: all due to coronavirus epidemic. Now it will be banned from app stores in China.
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However, Plague Inc. can no longer be found in Chinese App Store. The game developers stated that they were informed by Chinese state officials that the game contents were deemed "illegal". It is not yet clear whether this decision is related to the ongoing coronavirus Covid-19 epidemic. Until now the game has been freely available in the App Store for almost eight years. There were no complains against it.
Developers claim that their creation has a great educational value: it draws attention to public health problems.