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

People ride bicycles in Osaka on May 4, 2021, during the Golden Week holiday period in Japan. Osaka Prefecture remains under a coronavirus state of emergency. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 9:10 p.m., Wednesday, May 5

As of 10 p.m., Tuesday, May 4


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People wearing masks to protect against the novel coronavirus gather around carp streamers decorated at Tokyo Tower on May 4, 2021, during the Golden Week holiday period in Japan. (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)
    https://www.seikatubunka.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/chiiki_tabunka/tabunka/tabunkasuishin/0000001452.html

  • 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.
    03-6233-9266 
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s COVID-19 info
    https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government hotline
    https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/contacts
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (including weekends and holidays)
    0570-550571
    – 
    Available via fax for those with hearing impairments
    03-5388-1396
  • 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
    https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html
  • JNTO’s “Japan Visitor Hotline
    https://www.japan.travel/en/plan/hotline/
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese 24 hours a day
    050-3816-2787 
    +81-50-3816-2787
    (from overseas)
  • Japan’s health ministry hotline
    – Available in Japanese only, 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