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Chinese Billionaire, Jack Ma Donates Masks, Coronavirus Test Kits To Africa




The co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma has donated masks, test kits to all countries in Africa over the coronavirus COVID-19 which is currently affecting 169 countries around the world.

In a statement released by the second richest person in China, says

“We cannot ignore the potential risk to Africa and assume this continent of 1.3 billion people will blissfully escape the crisis. The world cannot afford the unthinkable consequences of a COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.
We can take precautions now and get prepared ahead of time. as Africa can benefit from the experience a. lessons from other countries that were earlier hit hard by the virus.”

“To combat the potential surging demand for medical supplies and equipment in Alma. Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation will donate to each one of the 54 African nations 20,000 testing kits. 100.000 masks. and 1.000 medical use protective suits a. face shields.
In addition, we will immediately start working with m.ical institutions In Africa to provide online training material for COVID-19 clinical treatment.”

“In total. 1.1 million testing kits, 6 million masks. a. 60.000 medical use protective suits and face shields will be delivered. to Addis Ababa. capital of Ethiopia. Prime Minister Ably Ahined Ali of Ethiopia has agreed to take the lead in managing the logistics and distribution of these supplies to the other African countries. I want to express a big -Thank You. to the Ethiopian government and Prime Minister Ably.
This 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 if we take it very seriously and are proactive, we are more than capable of containing the virus.”

“Now it is as if we were all living in the same forest on fire. As members of the global community, it would be irresponsible of us to sit on the fence. panic. ignore facts or fail to act. We need to take action now!
Jack Ma”

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