But not in Taiwan.
Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium echoed with the thwack of bats hitting balls on Thursday, as the Rakuten Monkeys clobbered the Uni Lions 15-3.
Taiwan is still playing ball.
"That is because we did a pretty good job on the pandemic prevention," said Richard Wang, a Taiwanese broadcaster who provided live English-language commentary broadcast worldwide.
The numbers suggest he's right.
As of Friday, Taiwan, with its population of around 24 million people, had detected only 395 cases of coronavirus and just six deaths.
On Tuesday, it also reached an important milestone. No new cases were reported that day, for the first time since March 9.
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