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

Balloons are sent up from a restored bank of the Chikuma River in Nagano, central Japan, on Oct. 11, 2020, a day ahead of the first anniversary of deadly Typhoon Hagibis. (Kyodo)

As of 11 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12 (Japan time)

As of 10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11 (Japan time)

  • Japan's cumulative total of confirmed infections with the novel coronavirus topped 90,000 on Sunday, according to a tally based on data released by authorities.

  • India said Sunday its coronavirus cases have exceeded the 7 million mark, becoming the only second country to reach the grim milestone after the United States.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday held his first public event since he was found to have contracted the novel coronavirus just over a week ago, making a show of his recovery with not much time left until the Nov. 3 election.

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A locomotive to promote the upcoming "Demon Slayer" (Kimetsu no Yaiba) movie leaves JR Yokokawa Station in the Gunma Prefecture city of Annaka, eastern Japan, on Oct. 11, 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"