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

A Jewish pilgrim on the relatively empty streets on September 18, 2020 in Uman, Ukraine. Despite travel restrictions imposed by Ukraine meant to curb the spread of Covid-19, a few thousand pilgrims have managed to arrive in Uman for Rosh Hashanah. Uman is home to the tomb Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, founder of a prominent Hasidic movement.(Getty/Kyodo)

As of 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 (Japan time)

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As of 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18 (Japan time)

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A TV Cameraman wears his ppe prior to the game during the European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter Final match between Bristol Bears and Dragons at Ashton Gate on September 18, 2020 in Bristol, England.(Getty/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"