TOKYO (AP) — Hanshin Tigers pitcher Shintaro Fujinami and two teammates have develop into the primary skilled baseball gamers in Japan to check constructive for the brand new coronavirus.
Fujinami was examined at a hospital on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a physician beneficial he have a take a look at. Japan’s Kyodo information company reported Friday that the consequence was constructive.
The 25-year-old right-hander reported shedding his sense of odor, though he exhibited no different signs earlier than the take a look at.
After checking the pitcher’s actions over the previous two weeks, it was decided that two different gamers who dined with Fujinami reported a diminished sense of style. In addition they examined constructive, in keeping with nationwide broadcaster NHK.
In contrast to Japan’s skilled soccer league which has canceled all video games, Japanese baseball has been enjoying exhibition video games with no spectators. The Tigers canceled Thursday’s farm group observe recreation and had their residence park, Koshien Stadium, disinfected.
The Central League membership has ordered all of its gamers and workers to self-quarantine, and has suspended all observe by means of April 1.
Japan skilled baseball had earlier postponed the beginning of its common season amid the pandemic and was aiming for an April 24th begin, however that now appears unlikely.
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