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Coronavirus: Jack Ma wants to Help Africa Get One Step Ahead



Founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Jack Ma will be donating masks, test kits and protective suits to all countries in Africa to help the fight against coronavirus.

So far, over 10 countries in Africa have reported cases of the pandemic, from Egypt down to South Africa.

Just a few days ago, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates shared that they will also help in eliminating the virus by donating to various health needs.

The philanthropist said in a statement tweeted on Monday, that Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba foundation will donate to 54 African countries, this includes 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 medical use protective suits and face shields, that is a total of 1.1 million testing kits, six million masks, and 60,000 protective suits and face shields.

They will also work with local medical institutions in Africa to provide online training material for coronavirus clinical treatments.

The items will be delivered to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will oversee the distribution of the supplies to other African countries, the statement reads.

See the full statement:

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  1. Jamal

    March 17, 2020 at 7:48 am

    What we need right now are good medical facilities and expertise. Well, in God we trust, all the way.

  2. this&that

    March 17, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Jack Ma, first handle China before looking into Africa. People are falling down dead left and right in China and he is here gloating neck over Africa pretending he’s is philantrop-ing, my question is what is in it for him? This type of person is never satisfied with making money. The scientist has proven that the mask does not really protect from or cure COVID-19, but they keep sending it and selling it.

    Ja-Ma, take care of your people they’re infecting the whole world, when you’re done over there, then you can come down to Africa; after all, the COVID-19 has not gripped Africa like it has gripped China even as we speak.


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