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

Photo taken in Kyoto on March 29, 2021, shows medical equipment announced by precision instrument maker Shimadzu Corp. the same day to predict whether a coronavirus patient will eventually develop severe symptoms. The equipment, developed jointly with Kumamoto University and AiSTI SCIENCE Co., and planned to be sold in June at the earliest, is capable of predicting the severity of the disease possibly within six minutes using the patient's blood or urine. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 11 p.m., Wednesday, March 31

As of 11 p.m., Tuesday, March 30

Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu arrives at Tokyo's Haneda airport on March 30, 2021, wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic after competing at the world championships in Stockholm. (Pool photo) (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"