Jack Ma, on behalf of his foundation, has sent test kits, face masks, and protective suits to African countries hit by the Covid-19 outbreak. He sent 1.1 million test kits, 6 million face masks, and 60,000 protective suits to Africa.
He sent the relief materials shortly after his Alibaba Foundations donated 1 million face masks and 500,000 testing kits to the United States. Italy and Spain equally received shipments containing face masks and other medical supplies to fight the spread of the virus.
Jack Ma equally called on the nations of the world to come together and jointly tackle Coronavirus.
“One more plane carrying 1.5 million masks has landed in Liege Airport, Belgium. These supplies will be delivered to France, Slovenia, and Belgium. More supplies will be delivered to Liege! COVID-19 is still spreading. We need to be faster! – Jack Ma’s Twitter
Coronavirus has affected more than 160 million countries and claimed over 16,000 lives across the world. Over the past week, the number of confirmed cases in Africa increased exponentially. According to Worldometer’s statistics of countries where Coronavirus has spread, there are 402 confirmed cases in South Africa, 366 in Egypt, 230 in Algeria, 143 in Morocco, and 99 in Burkina Faso. Nigeria has 40 cases and one death, while Ghana has 27 cases and two deaths. Click here for the statistics of other African countries.
The arrival of Jack Ma’s relief material is timely, especially with the rapid spread of the virus in Africa.
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