Amidst growing concern over the spread of coronavirus, Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, through his two foundations, donates 100,000 medical masks and 20,000 test kits to each of the countries in Africa, including Ethiopia.
The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation’s donation include 1.1 million testing kits, six million masks and 60,000 protective suits to be distributed throughout Africa – accounting for 20,000 test kits, 100,000 medical masks and 1,000 protective suits and face shields to each of the 54 African countries.
This relief initiative was launched by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed (PhD), the Jack Ma Foundation, and Alibaba Foundation in a bid to fight coronavirus, which has infected almost a quarter of million and killed 16747 as of today.
Ethiopian Airlines is distributing to each of the Member States of African Union as part of their contribution to the fight against COVID-19 in Africa. So far, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt and Sudan received the first round of medical supplies.