Coronavirus outbreak updates: Feb. 16, 2021

KYODO NEWS KYODO NEWS - Feb 16, 2021 - 23:00 | All, Japan, Coronavirus, World

Here are the latest updates from Japan and beyond on the coronavirus outbreak:
A voter (R) wearing two face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic casts a ballot for the Catalan regional election in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 14, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 11 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16

As of 11:50 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15


People wearing face masks to protect against the novel coronavirus have their temperatures checked at the entrance of an emergency shelter in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2021, after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck northeastern Japan. (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"


Feb 16, 2021 | KYODO NEWS