In Italy, where over 20,000 people have died in the pandemic, a limited number of shops and businesses have been allowed to reopen, APA reports citing BBC.
But some of the worst-hit regions have decided to hold off.
Lombardy and other regions in the north will maintain their measures for longer.
After five weeks under lockdown, shops selling books, stationery and clothes for babies and young children can reopen their doors but with strict rules on customer numbers and hygiene.
The European Commission has urged EU countries to co-ordinate with each other to relax measures gradually.