Here are the most up to date updates from Japan and also past on the coronavirus outbreak:

Photo taken Aug. 1, 2020 reveals a T-shirt showing Japanese Prime Minister Abe with a face mask being presented at a shop in Tokyo’s Asakusa vacationer location. (Kyodo) 

As of 8 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 2 (Japan time)

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As of 11: 00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1 (Japan time)

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Useful sources for international locals and also site 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 also Burmese, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays other than legal holidays. 
    0120-296-004 (toll cost-free)

  • AMDA Medical Information Center’s “Multilingual Consultation Service Regarding COVID-19
    (April 10~May 20, 2020)
    – Available in English, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekend breaks and also legal holidays. Also offered in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Spanish, Vietnamese and also Portuguese on assigned weekdays. Check timetable right here.
    03-6233-9266 
    – Available in English and also Chinese on weekdays just, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    090-3359-8324 
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s COVID-19 details
    https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/flow/
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government hotline
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and also Japanese, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    0570-550571
    – 
    Available by means of fax for those with hearing disabilities
    03-5388-1396
  • Japan National Tourism Organization’s “Guide for when you are feeling ill”
    Multilingual clinic/hospital search offered in English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
    https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html
  • JNTO’s “Japan Visitor Hotline
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and also Japanese 24 hrs a day
    050-3816-2787 
    +81-50-3816-2787
    (from abroad)
    http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/content/001328767.pdf
  • Japan’s health and wellness ministry hotline
    – Available in Japanese just, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    0120-565653
  • World Health Organization’s “Q&A on coronaviruses
    https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

People wear face masks in Tokyo’s Asakusa vacationer location on Aug. 1, 2020. Tokyo reported a single-day document of 472 brand-new coronavirus instances the very same day. (Kyodo)