Here are the latest updates from Japan and beyond on the coronavirus outbreak:
People walk in Tokyo's Shibuya area on Oct. 29, 2020, while wearing face masks amid unabated coronavirus infections. Japan's cumulative total of confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 100,000 the same day, amid a recent uptick in the number of new infections coinciding with a resumption in economic activity. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31

As of 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - October 24~30

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A spectator ceiling of 50 percent of a baseball stadium's capacity is removed for the first time in a coronavirus-hit 2020 season in a game between the DeNA BayStars and the Hanshin Tigers at Yokohama Stadium on Oct. 30 at the start of a three-day trial. (Kyodo) ==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"