Here are the latest updates from Japan and beyond on the coronavirus outbreak:

Mickey Mouse and other characters aboard a float greet staff posing as park customers at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu in Chiba Prefecture as the theme park shows its anti-coronavirus measures to the media on June 29, 2020. Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will reopen on July 1 after closing for about four months over the virus. (Kyodo)

As of 11 p.m., Tuesday, June 30 (Japan time)


As of 11 p.m., Monday, June 29 (Japan time)


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Useful resources for foreign residents and visitors in Japan

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government's "Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS)" multilingual hotline
    - Available in Simple Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Khmer, and Burmese, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays except national holidays. 
    0120-296-004 (toll free)

  • AMDA Medical Information Center's "Multilingual Consultation Service Regarding COVID-19"
    (April 10~May 20, 2020)
    - Available in English, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. Also available in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Spanish, Vietnamese and Portuguese on designated weekdays. Check schedule here.
    03-6233-9266 
    - Available in English and Chinese on weekdays only, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    090-3359-8324 

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government's COVID-19 info
    https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/flow/

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government hotline
    - Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    0570-550571
    Available via fax for those with hearing impairments
    03-5388-1396

  • 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
    https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html

  • JNTO's "Japan Visitor Hotline"
    - Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese 24 hours a day
    050-3816-2787 
    +81-50-3816-2787
    (from overseas)
    http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/content/001328767.pdf

  • Japan's health ministry hotline
    - Available in Japanese only, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    0120-565653

  • World Health Organization's "Q&A on coronaviruses"
    https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

People wearing face masks amid coronavirus concerns walk near JR Tokyo Station on June 29, 2020. Tokyo reported 58 new coronavirus cases the same day, the fourth consecutive day that the number has exceeded 50. (Kyodo)