Jack Ma, Alibaba Foundation announce 3rd round coronavirus donation to Africa
London, April 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations announced on Monday a third round of donations to support Africa in the fight against the COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our 3rd donation to Africa will immediately be made to the Africa Union and the Continent’s Center for Disease Control (CDC),” Ma twitted.
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
The medical equipment supplies will be apportioned to 54 African countries as the continent struggles with the increase in the number of positive cases with coronavirus.
The donation includes 4.6 million masks, half a million 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.
It is recalled that, Jack Ma foundation had provided medical equipment supports to the 54 African countries to help them enhance their capacity in the fight against the pandemic
On April 6, an additional donation of medical supplies to all 54 countries of Africa was also announced. The donation included 500 ventilators, 200,000 sets of protective clothing and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, 1 million swabs and extraction kits, and 500,000 gloves.
There are now more than over 22, 513 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with 1, 126 death and 5, 534 recoveries. A number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.
According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. The whole of Africa has rising cases with only two countries holding out as of April 18.