Japan's Chiba Lotte Marine Professional Baseball Club suffered a serious infection of new crown pneumonia on the 6th. A total of 11 first-line players and employees were diagnosed with the infection.
The Japanese Pacific League club revealed on the same day that of the 11 confirmed cases, there are 7 first-line players and 4 first-line employees, including coach Ichiling Shoda, plus a player and employee confirmed two days ago. The club’s recent confirmed cases reached 13 cases.
Even with so many confirmed cases, the club still requested that the game against the Osaka Orix Bisons be held at home that day, and they eventually lost 0:3. The Japan Professional Baseball Association revealed that the Chiba club’s decision was based on the opinions of local health officials, who believed that there was no need to cancel the game.
即使有如此多的确诊案例，俱乐部仍要求当天与大阪奥利克斯野牛队的比赛在家里举行，最终他们以0：3输掉比赛。日本职业棒球协会（Japan Professional Baseball Association）透露，千叶俱乐部（Chiba club）的决定基于当地卫生官员的意见，他们认为不需要取消比赛。
Chiba Club conducted a team test on September 26, and no one tested positive at that time, but only a week later, such a large area of infection was surprising.