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

A message on a giant screen reads "wear a mask" at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 20, 2020, the day of Game 1 of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 11 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 (Japan time)

As of 11 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21 (Japan time)

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Photo taken Sept. 20, 2020, shows the interior of the Memorial Hall of the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea, which displays relics related to the 1950-1953 Korean War, in Dandong, a Chinese border city with North Korea in Liaoning Province. The museum reopened in September following a large-scale renovation. (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"