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

Visitors go down a water slide at the Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Kuwana in Mie Prefecture, central Japan, on Aug. 1, 2020, wearing masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)

As of 10:10 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3 (Japan time)

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As of 10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 2 (Japan time)

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Students hug each other at Kuma Junior High School in Kuma in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Aug. 3, 2020, as the school reopens for the first time in about a month after the village was hit by torrential rain and subsequent flooding. (Kyodo)

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.
    - Available in English and Chinese on weekdays only, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government's COVID-19 info

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

  • 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)

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

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