BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Online games and short video apps have been among the few beneficiaries of China’s virus outbreak, raking in millions of views and downloads as people stuck in self-quarantine at home seek entertainment and ways to beguile their time.
FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a mask checks her mobile phone in Shanghai, China January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
Chinese travel and gather with family and friends during the traditional Lunar New Year holiday, but many postponed or canceled their plans over concerns sparked in mid-January about the spread of a new virus that has killed 420.
“I only use my mobile phone for three hours a day at work, but at least eight hours every day during the Spring Festival, because it’s so boring,” Lu Zhang, a junior high school…
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