Chinese business magnate and co-founder of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma has for the second time donated Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to all fifty-four (54) African countries.
The items include Five Hundred (500) ventilators, Two-Hundred Thousand (200,000) suits and face shields, Two-Thousand (2,000) thermometers, One Million Swabs and extraction kits as well as Five Hundred Thousand (500,000) gloves.
This donation comes at a critical time when according to President Akufo-Addo, “there is a shortage of PPEs around the world” and it is intended to complement the efforts put in place by Presidents in all African countries to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chinese philanthropist in March gave his first batch of PPEs to African countries and it included a total of 1.1 million testing kits, six million masks, and 60,000 protective suits and face shields to help the continent which has so far recorded 9,310 cases so far.
See the tweet announcing the second donation below:
Our second donation to 54 countries in Africa is on the way. That includes 500 ventilators, 200K suits & face shields, 2K thermometers, 1M swabs & extraction kits and 500K gloves. Thank you @AbiyAhmedAli @flyethiopian @AfricaCDC @WFP for your partnership. Stay safe Africa!
— Jack Ma (@JackMa) April 6, 2020