The Founder of Ali Baba Group, Jack Ma has donated 500,000 coronavirus test kits and 300 ventilators to African Union Member States, including Nigeria.
He also donated 4.6m masks, 200,000 clothing sets, 200,000 face shields, 2,000 thermal guns, 100 body temperature scanners and 500,000 pairs of gloves.
Jack Ma, who disclosed this on his Twitter page on Monday, said the donation was the third batch to Africa and it would be dispatched immediately to the African Centres for Disease Control for further distribution to AU Member States.
Our 3rd donation to Africa will immediately be made to @_africanunion and @AfricaCDC. This includes 4.6m masks, 500k swabs & test kits, 300 ventilators, 200k clothing sets, 200k face shields, 2k thermal guns, 100 body temp. scanners and 500k pairs of gloves. #OneWorldOneFight
— Jack Ma (@JackMa) April 20, 2020
KanyiDaily recalls that on March 16, the philanthropist had donated his first batch of medical supplies comprising 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks, 1,000 medical protective suits and face shields to each of the 54 AU Member States.
Also, on April 6, Jack Ma dispatched his second donation to Africa which included 500 ventilators, 200,000 suits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, one million swabs, and extraction kits as well as 500,000 gloves.
The donation supplies were distributed by Ethiopian Airlines and Nigeria’s share was delivered at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.