Here are the latest updates from Japan and beyond on the coronavirus outbreak:
As of 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 (Japan time)
- All Nippon Airways Co. will allow its employees to take on a wider range of side jobs as it looks to help them supplement primary incomes that have been slashed amid the coronavirus pandemic, sources familiar with the plan said Saturday.
- The second debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden scheduled for next week has been canceled, the sponsor of the event said Friday.
As of 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 (Japan time)
- Next year's Tokyo Marathon will be held on Oct. 17 instead of March as originally planned, while the 2022 event will be staged five months later on March 6, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation announced Friday.
- China said Friday that it has joined an international framework designed to guarantee equitable global access to potential vaccines for the new coronavirus, becoming the biggest economy to support the initiative to date.
- The campaigns of both U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Thursday proposed postponing the next planned debate by a week to Oct. 22, instead of seeing the event switched to a virtual format in the wake of Trump's coronavirus infection.
- Japan is set to postpone accepting bids for the hosting of casino resorts to be newly constructed under the country's liberalized gambling laws, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.
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
+81-50-3816-2787 (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"