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

Parisians walk across the Pont des Arts bridge wearing face masks since the city made the wearing of a mask compulsory after the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the city on September 14, 2020 in Paris, France.(Getty/Kyodo)

As of 11 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 (Japan time)

As of 11 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14 (Japan time)

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Sumo wrestlers stand as Hakkaku, chairman of the Japan Sumo Association, speaks on the first day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 13, 2020. The number of spectators at the tournament is being limited to 2,500 per day amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. (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"
    - Available in Simple Japanese and English, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Also available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese on designated weekdays. Check schedule here.

  • 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"