KBO, Korea's major baseball league, officially kicked off in Seoul, with LG Twins playing against Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium on Tuesday. Amid the ongoing pandemic, the game took place behind closed doors.
Footage shows people going through body temperature checks upon entrance in compliance with coronavirus safety measures. LG Twins cheerleaders with face masks on and the team mascots were... Еще then seen cheering players in an empty stadium.
«I don't think we will play 144 games without fans. Once the COVID-19 situation gets better, then we have a plan for having the fans, for example, 25 percent or 50 percent of seats for fans. Please wait for us and we will play fun games for fans until then, said LG Twins manager Ryu Joong-il after thanking fans for their support.
South Korea's soccer and baseball league were both postponed due to the pandemic. But having reported only eight new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the number to 10,804 cases according to Johns Hopkins University, lockdown measures have started to lift up in the country.
However strict measures like physical distancing, no spitting, not being able to talk with or touch their teammates, and using their designated plastic bottles are in place for players. They will also have their temperature checked twice a day.