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Two Yomiuri Giants baseball players test positive for coronavirus

They have shown no COVID-19 symptoms but will undergo further PCR exams

Hayato Sakamoto, a shortstop for the Yomiuri Giants, is one of two team players to test positive for the coronavirus.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- The Yomiuri Giants professional baseball team announced on Wednesday that players Hayato Sakamoto and Takumi Ohshiro have tested positive for the coronavirus. It canceled a practice game with the Saitama Seibu Lions scheduled on the same day.

The player infections are the first reported by the Giants. The Hanshin Tigers announced on April 18 that three of its players tested positive.

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