1,000 fans allowed to attend baseball game on Friday
The Central Epidemic Command Center says Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) will be allowed to open its stadiums to 1,000 fans from tomorrow.
The league has been playing to empty stadiums since the beginning of the season on 12 April.
But Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says he approved a proposal by the league to admit up to 1,000 fans per game as part of measures aimed at partially relaxing social distancing restrictions due to a decline in the number of coronavirus cases.
According to CPBL Secretary-General Feng Sheng-xian, the league has prepared detailed epidemic prevention measures and fans will be required to remain in their designated seats, wear face masks, and maintaining a safe distance from other fans.
Feng says the presence of fans will be a major morale booster for the league.
While Presidential Office spokesman Xavier Chang says President Tsai Ing-wen has congratulated the CPBL for becoming the first professional baseball league in the world to allow fans to attend games.