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

People wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic walk in Tokyo's Shinjuku area on July 28, 2021, with banners of the Tokyo Olympics seen in the background. Japan's daily total of COVID-19 cases topped 9,000 for the first time the same day, with a surge in infections in the capital where the Summer Games opened the previous week without spectators at almost all venues. (Kyodo)(TOPPAGE) ==Kyodo

As of 11 p.m., Thursday, July 29

As of 11 p.m., Wednesday, July 28

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Media people from overseas covering the Tokyo Olympics drink alcohol on a street in Tokyo's Koto Ward on July 26, 2021. Bars and restaurants in Tokyo are prohibited from serving liquor as the capital is under a state of emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (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"