One day after several positive tests for COVID-19 forced the postponement of a J. League first-division game, Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League participated in another joint task force meeting on Monday as part of their efforts to protect both leagues from the impact of the coronavirus.

On Sunday, a J1 contest between Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Nagoya Grampus was canceled after Nagoya confirmed that two players and a staff member had registered positive PCR tests in the previous two days.

NPB had earlier announced it would retain its attendance cap of 5,000 through August, altering its original plan to allow stadiums to be filled to half capacity from Aug. 1.