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

Fans watch Game 1 of the NL Championship Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 12, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. It was the first time that fans have been allowed to attend a major league baseball game this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)

As of 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15 (Japan time)

As of 11 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14 (Japan time)

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Shanghai Hongqiao railway station is crowded on Oct. 8, 2020, the final day of China's eight-day holiday amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tourist attractions across the country received a total of 637 million visits in the period, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. (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"