Taipei (AFP) – While China deploys stern communist slogans in its battle against a deadly new coronavirus, democratic Taiwan has embraced cuddly mascots and humour to ease public anxiety and educate on best practices.Images of cute animals have featured in daily social media updates from government agencies to tackle disinformation and prevent the spread of infections.The health ministry has deployed a cartoon “spokesdog” — a Shiba Inu called Zongchai — that has proved a hit with hashtags of his name going viral and posts shared hundreds of thousands of times.Recent contributions have includ…

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