Japan introduces free online health consultation for coronavirus

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced that it launched free online health consultation services through which doctors can provide advice to patients according to their health conditions and symptoms. METI designated two companies, Mediplat and LINE healthcare, to develop platforms for providing online health consultations. Mediplat provides services through the website First Call, but people can also access the services through the online messaging application LINE.