Restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus in Cyprus are being further lifted, following a downward trend in infections.
Starting Monday, all private and public schools will reopen for classes, along with archaeological sites and museums.
Retail commerce is also being relaunched, with the inclusion of malls and shopping centers.
The Romanian government will re-open the shopping malls on June 15 if by then the number of COVID-19 infected people will decrease, said on Tuesday Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment Virgil Popescu in a Facebook post. "Today, me and Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a meeting with members of the Romanian Real Estate Investors Association.
Shopping centers, department stores and retail parks opened on Monday for the first time since March 14, when they had been ordered to close by the government.
Their reopening came two weeks earlier than originally planned, but with strict rules such as the compulsory use of face masks not only by staff but also shoppers.
As part of the government's effort to expedite the return to normalcy for businesses in Greece, the competent state health authorities have approved the opening of restaurants, bars and cafes on May 25.
Meanwhile on Monday - and two weeks earlier than originally estimated - shopping malls, department stores and discount outlets will reopen.
Authorities in Istanbul have introduced stricter measures, particularly for the use of air conditioners and shopper traffic inside the venues, for the city's malls after people swarmed shopping centers and social distancing rules were largely violated after they reopened on May 11 as part of the "normalization program."