Shanghai plans to gradually reopen its offline businesses such as shopping centers, drug stores, wet markets, and restaurants from Monday, the city’s deputy mayor Chen Tong announced at a government briefing held on May 15. The announcement came as Shanghai’s daily new cases dropped to their lowest level in nearly two months and after the city asked local residents to stay indoors for a strict three-day “silent period” in order to avoid a wider spread. Some airlines, including Spring Airlines and Juneyao Airlines, will gradually resume services in the financial hub from today. Shanghai’s weeks-long lockdown has immobilized more than 25 million residents in the metropolis since late March. [Caixin, in Chinese]