Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency Friday in Tokyo and the western Japan prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo in an effort to curb a surge in coronavirus cases during the upcoming Golden Week holidays.
The following is a chronology of major events related to the novel coronavirus and Japan.
The following is the gist of key measures to be taken after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's declaration of the country's third state of emergency over the coronavirus
Privately run coronavirus testing centers at Tokyo's Haneda airport for boarding passengers will open on Saturday April 10
The risk of spreading the coronavirus at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics could be reduced by 99% if organizers and spectators take thorough measures against it, a research team said Monday, when it released its computer-generated prediction.
Due to the coronavirus infection being contagious, depending on the country you plan to travel to, you may need a PCR test before you leave Japan.
This article covers FAQ about Corona Virus Vaccination rollout in Japan
How to Spend This Holiday Season With the end of the year and new year just ahead, please continue taking steps to prevent the spread of infection. Please do not go to crowded places. Only spend time with people you usually meet. Remember to wear a mask and wash your hands. And, please keep rooms ventilated.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and welfare (MHLW) and Immigration Services Agency(ISA) have put the information on their website regarding the regional consultation desks for those who have symptom or those who would like to consult in a foreign language with the aim that it could be useful for foreign residents who are not sure about contact points when they have worries or trouble.
The Government of Japan has announced that due to the impact of the current COVID-19 outbreak, a decision has been made to temporarily extend the period of validity of Certificates of Eligibility (COE), which are used in some visa applications.