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Hundreds of boxes full of unused coronavirus-related medical goods for the Tokyo Olympics, including gloves, gowns and masks, worth a total of ¥5 million ($45,000), were found to have been thrown away, the Games’ organizing committee said Tuesday.

The committee apologized for the mismanagement as the items, supplied to the medical offices of nine venues, could have been transferred to facilities battling with an alarming rise in COVID-19 infections in Tokyo and other parts of Japan.

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