Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from Japan and beyond:

Japanese Emperor Naruhito (front row, C, R), Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (front row, 4th from R) and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (front row, C, L) pray for COVID-19 victims during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics at the National Stadium on July 23, 2021, wearing masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 11 p.m., Saturday, July 24

As of 11 p.m., Friday, July 23

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Police officers wearing masks for protection against the coronavirus stand guard near Tokyo's National Stadium as the opening ceremony of the postponed Olympics is held at the stadium on July 23, 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"