Coronavirus outbreak latest: Nov. 3, 2020

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

A restaurant employee (L) wearing a face shield checks a visitor’s temperature at JR Tokyo Station’s just-opened Gransta Tokyo commercial complex on Aug. 3, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

As of 7:25 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3

As of 11 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2

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A coronavirus testing center opens at Narita airport near Tokyo on Nov. 2, 2020, with the aim of enabling departing travelers to obtain a certificate for a negative PCR test result in a minimum of two hours. (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 9 p.m.
    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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