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Coronavirus outbreak latest: July 7, 2021

Written by on July 7, 2021

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

A sniffer dog and handler patrol JR Ueno Station for explosives in Tokyo on Aug. 27, 2020. East Japan Railway Co. has started a trial of having sniffer dogs on duty at stations as part of its efforts to strengthen anti-terrorism measures. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


As of 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 7

As of 11 p.m., Tuesday, July 6

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos – June 26~July 2

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Wrestler Yui Susaki (2nd from L) receives the national flag from Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita (L) during a launch ceremony for the host nation’s Olympic delegation in Tokyo on July 6, 2021, with sprinter Ryota Yamagata (2nd from R) and table tennis player Kasumi Ishikawa looking on. (Pool photo) (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

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