Professional baseball Yakult announced that by the 20th, three players had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

According to the team, on the 18th, Kengo Ota, who was in his 8th year, had a fever and sore throat, so when he underwent a PCR test, he received a positive test for the new coronavirus.

Ota was conducting voluntary training at a baseball team facility in Toda City, Saitama Prefecture, so the team conducted a PCR test on the players and staff who used the facility on the 19th. It means that Taishi Uchiyama, who was trained, received a positive test.

It means that pitcher Hara and Uchiyama have no symptoms such as fever.

The team is disinfecting the facilities in Toda City and waiting for the health center to identify the close contacts.