Chinese Baseball Team Putting Robots in Stands Since Fans Can’t Attend




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“To conform with the government’s mandate limiting crowds at outdoor events, we will strictly limit the total number of people at each league game at fewer than 200,” CPBL leadership announced, according to the local outlet. “This figure will include the players, coaches, team employees, ballpark workers, league officials and members of the media.”

Several soccer leagues are also gearing up to kick off, according to the Taipei Times, with fans able to follow along with their favorite teams online or on television.

According to data compiled by The New York Times, there have been more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 89,162 deaths around the world, as of April 9. In Taiwan, those numbers are 380 and five, respectively.

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