Coronavirus outbreak latest: May 26, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak latest: May 26, 2020


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

A Virgin Mary statue at a Catholic church in Kawaguchi in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, is seen with a face mask on May 10, 2020, amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Kyodo)

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As of 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26 (Japan time)


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As of 11:30 p.m., Monday, May 25 (Japan time)

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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 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 weekends and national holidays. Also available in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Spanish, Vietnamese and Portuguese on designated weekdays. Check schedule here.
    03-6233-9266 
    – Available in English and Chinese on weekdays only, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    090-3359-8324 
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s COVID-19 info
    https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/flow/
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government hotline
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    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
    – Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese 24 hours a day
    050-3816-2787 
    +81-50-3816-2787
    (from overseas)
    http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/content/001328767.pdf
  • 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

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike (C) attends a meeting of the Japanese capital’s coronavirus task force on May 25, 2020, at the metropolitan government building. A state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo the same day. (Kyodo)



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