Chinese Billionaire, Jack Ma, has has pledged to donate ventilators, face masks, thermometers and extraction kits to African countries.
Jack Ma’s Ali baba foundation said that it would donate 500 Ventilators, 200,000 suits and face masks, 2,000 thermometers, 1m swabs and extraction kits as well as 500,000 gloves to help in the continent’s fight against Coronavirus.
The Founder of Ali Baba Group, Jack Ma, who made this revelation on Monday, said the donation is the second batch to Africa, adding that the medical equipment would be distributed by Ethiopian Airlines.
The airline had on March 24 delivered Nigeria’s share of the first batch of medical supplies donated by the philanthropist to African States.
It delivered 20,000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100,000 medical masks, 1000 protective suits and face shields at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
But Jack Ma tweeted that a second batch of medical equipment is on the way.
Our second donation to 54 countries in Africa is on the way. That includes 500 ventilators, 200K suits & face shields, 2K thermometers, 1M swabs & extraction kits and 500K gloves. Thank you @AbiyAhmedAli @flyethiopian @AfricaCDC @WFP for your partnership. Stay safe Africa!
— Jack Ma (@JackMa) April 6, 2020
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