The governors of Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa enhanced their responses to the coronavirus pandemic Monday amid a resurgence of infections, less than a month after Japan fully lifted a second COVID-19 state of emergency.

The prevention measures include asking restaurants and bars in densely populated areas to close by 8 p.m. and capping attendance at large events at 5,000. They will last through May 5 for Kyoto and Okinawa, and May 11 for Tokyo.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga last week decided to grant the governors of the three prefectures the authority to take tougher measures to control the spread of the virus, expanding the list that had designated Osaka and neighboring Hyogo prefectures as well as Miyagi in Japan's northeast through May 5.