Ethiopia- COVID-19

Jack Ma makes 3rd donations to Africa to fight COVID-19

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

The Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations said they will make a third donation of medical equipment to the African Union (AU) and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to assist African nations in the fight COVID-19. APA reported on Monday.

The medical supplies include 4.6 million masks, 500,000 swabs and test kits, 300 ventilators, 200,000 clothing sets, 200,000 face shields, 2,000 thermal guns, 100 body temperature scanners and 500,000 pairs of gloves.

In March, the foundations donated 100,000 medical masks, 20,000 test kits, 1,000 protective suits and 1,000 face shields to each of the 54 African countries.

In their second donation early this month, the foundations provided 500 ventilators, 200,000 suits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, 1million swabs & extraction kits and 500,000 gloves.

Africa has so far registered close to 22,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID 19), with 1,120 deaths and 5,482 recoveries.


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