The Japanese capital Tokyo will enter Phase 2 of its reopening plan on midnight June 1, this coming Monday, said the city’s governor, Yuriko Koike.
Phase 2 means that schools, tutoring centers, gyms, theaters, malls and other non-essential retail locations can reopen.
Restaurants are still advised to close at 10 p.m.
Tokyo just lifted its state of emergency on Monday. It was one of the last prefectures to emerge from the emergency order, which had been lifted from other low-risk areas earlier this month.