Shanghai will gradually resume commercial business starting May 16, vice-mayor Chen Tong said at a news conference on Sunday.
Businesses including shopping malls, department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies will reopen with both online orders and offline in-store consumption. They will cap the number of customers.
Farm produce markets will also gradually reopen. Wholesale markets will suspend retail services while retail markets will offer group purchases. The number of stores and customers will be limited.
Catering venues will start offering online orders and food delivery service but stop short of offering dine-in service. People can get their hair cut, dyed or washed at hairdressing parlors in Shanghai. The number of customers will be limited.
The Chinese mainland Saturday reported 226 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 166 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Sunday.
Apart from Shanghai, 10 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 33 in Beijing.