ESPN agrees to air live baseball from South Korea after country successfully fights COVID-19
A member of the Fort Wayne TinCaps, a minor league baseball team, watches from the sidelines during a home game at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Aug. 31, 2019. The team is braced for the cost of equipment to rise because of tariffs. (Brittany Greeson, special to ProPublica)

The ESPN sports network announced this week that it will air live games from the Korea Baseball Organization. The news comes as U.S. sports have been sidelined due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The network expects to air six games a week beginning Tuesday morning at 1 a.m. when the NC Dinos face off against the Samsung Lions.

South Korea has been praised for taking early action against the COVID-19 pandemic by ordering widespread testing and contact tracing.