The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Monday started compensating small- and medium-sized businesses that had suspended operations through last week amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Subsidies for businesses and nonprofit organizations closed between April 16 and last Wednesday are worth ¥500,000 ($4,700) for single-shop owners, and ¥1 million for operators of multiple sites.

The government authority, which began accepting applications from April 22, had completed screening procedures for some of the quickest cases by Sunday.