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

A volunteer wipes down seats in the empty stands at Fukushima Azuma stadium in Fukushima, northeastern Japan, on July 21, 2021, the venue of the Tokyo Olympic softball tournament's opening game between Japan and Australia. The game was played behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the July 23 opening ceremony of the Olympics. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 11:40 p.m., Wednesday, July 21

As of 11 p.m., Tuesday, July 20

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Members of South Africa's Olympic men's football team leave after practice in Chiba, near Tokyo, on July 19, 2021, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics starting later in the week. A total of 21 members of the team have been identified as close contacts of three other members who tested positive for the coronavirus, the games' organizing committee said the same day. (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"