As of 11 p.m., Sunday, March 8 (Japan time)

  • The Japan Rugby Football Union is considering not resuming play this weekend on account of the continuing threat of the new coronavirus outbreak, a source with the union said Sunday.

  • China's health authorities on Sunday reported 44 additional cases of novel coronavirus infection, bringing the country's overall caseload to 80,695.

  • South Korea's health authorities on Sunday said 367 more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, bringing the country's total number of confirmed cases to 7,134.

  • With food delivery services booming in the wake of an outbreak of the new coronavirus, drivers, who have contact with various people on a daily basis, have been forced to make a tough choice on whether to wear protective face masks.

  • Sony Corp., Honda Motor Co. and other major companies in Japan are cancelling or postponing their spring initiation ceremonies for new recruits in response to the government's call to avoid mass gatherings to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

As of 11 p.m., Saturday, March 7 (Japan time)

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List of major facilities, events affected by coronavirus in Japan

Useful resources for foreign residents and visitors in Japan:

  • Japan National Tourism Organization's "Guide for when you are feeling ill"
    - Multilingual clinic/hospital search available in English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese

  • JNTO's "Japan Visitor Hotline"
    - Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese 24 hours a day
    (from overseas)

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government's hotline
    - Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Available via fax for those with hearing impairments
  • Japan's health ministry hotline
    - Available in Japanese only, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • World Health Organization's "Q&A on coronaviruses"