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Tokyo confirmed 35 more coronavirus infections Friday, a level lower than the 41 logged on the previous day but still a source of concern after the capital entirely removed its business closure requests earlier in the day.

The cumulative number of new coronavirus infections in the capital now stands at 5,709, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said.

On Friday, the metropolitan government lifted all restrictions on businesses, saying there are signs that the coronavirus pandemic is waning.

But many residents remain concerned that some people, especially those working in nightlife spots in the Kabukicho entertainment district in Shinjuku, may be disregarding publicly urged caution in preventing the spread of the virus.

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