Jack Ma donates extra medical supplies in Africa to fight against COVID-19
Chinese billionaire and the founder of Alibaba Jack Ma has made a second round of donation of medical supplies in Africa to help fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
According to Jack Ma, the second donation will include 500 ventilators, 200,000 suits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, 1 million swabs and extraction kits and 500,000 gloves.
“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.” He said in a tweet.
Last month, Ma offered to donate masks, test kits and protective suits to all countries in Africa to help the continent in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Each of the 54 countries in Africa received 20000 testing kits, 10000 masks and 1000 medical use protective suits and face shields.
“The crisis is proving to be more difficult and longer-lasting than any of us had expected. We must make every effort to get prepared. The past two months show us that we take it very seriously and are proactive, we are more than capable of containing the virus.” Jack Ma said in a statement.
“We cannot ignore the potential risk to Africa and assume this continent of 1.3 billion people will blissfully escape this crisis. The world cannot afford the unthinkable consequences of a COVID-19 pandemic in Africa,” Jack Ma stated when he made his earlier donation.” He added.
The equipments arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where Prime Minster Abi Ahmed took charge in distributing them across the continent.
The magnanimity in the Chinese billionaire also saw him make similar donations to other region across the world including the United States of America, Europe and Asia.