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

Investigative team members of the World Health Organization leave their hotel by bus in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 28, 2021, after quarantining for two weeks. They started a full-fledged probe the same day in the city, where the novel coronavirus was first detected in late 2019. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29

As of 11 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - January 23~29

Beijing station is deserted on Jan. 28, 2021, as the so-called world's largest human migration period begins in China ahead of the Feb. 11 start of the weeklong Lunar New Year holidays amid mounting concern over another wave of novel coronavirus infections at home. (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 10 p.m. (including weekends and holidays)
    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"