Here are the latest updates from Japan and beyond on the coronavirus outbreak:
The second shipment of Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine is transported after being unloaded from an All Nippon Airways plane at Narita airport near Tokyo on Feb. 21, 2021. The shipment of up to around 450,000 doses from Pfizer's factory in Belgium is earmarked for an initial group of health workers in the first phase of Japan's vaccination program that began on Feb. 17. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 11 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22

As of 11 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21

Nurses prepare to give COVID-19 vaccinations at Osaka National Hospital in Osaka on Feb. 19, 2021. (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"