Here are the latest updates from Japan and beyond on the coronavirus outbreak:
File photo taken Sept. 19, 2020, shows people watching a baseball game at Yokohama Stadium near Tokyo. Japan will test measures for preventing the spread of the coronavirus at events with large numbers of spectators in a trial to be held in late October at the stadium with its stands filled to near capacity. (Kyodo)



As of 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 18 (Japan time)

As of 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17 (Japan time)

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. unveils a robotic system that can be remotely controlled for novel coronavirus PCR testing in Tokyo on Oct. 12, 2020. (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"