Col.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said Russia has sent a letter to NATO proposing to scale down each other's military activities.
North Korea said U.S. pressure had nothing to do with its peace overtures to the U.S. and South Korea.
It is unclear whether U.S. aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines would participate as they have in previous war games.
The war game involved 50 experts who spent two days coordinating response, containment and messaging efforts.
The decision to scrap Balikatan 2020 was taken "in light of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Marines and Emirati forces held a major military exercise Monday that saw forces seize a sprawling model Mideast city.
The Air Force has canceled one of its cornerstone aviation exercises in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cpl. Eloiza Zavala, a motor vehicle operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 13, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Almost two dozen U.S. soldiers in Norway for a large-scale exercise are in quarantine isolation.
However, the Cobra Gold joint exercise with Thailand already underway will continue.