Alibaba pledges $140m to fight coronavirus with medical delivery plan

Alibaba pledges $140m to fight coronavirus with medical delivery plan

- Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has implemented measures to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak in China

- The company pledged $140 million and has created a system to assist with the transportation of crucial medical supplies

- Items listed for donation include facemasks, respirators, protective suits, thermometers, disinfectant and gloves

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Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has pledged $140 million to help fight the coronavirus.

The firm has created a platform to assist with the distribution of important medical supplies.

Alibaba explained that the platform would help transport such items to areas hardest hit by the coronavirus.

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It would, therefore, connect medical suppliers with buyers located in the trouble spots such as Wuhan, Wenzhou and Hangzhou.

Alibaba added that it intends to deliver the supplies to frontline medical personnel in the fastest and safest possible ways.

Items to be delivered include facemasks, respirators, protective suits, thermometers, disinfectant and gloves.

The company went ahead to list the specifications for each item, taking into consideration types, models and quantity of products.

It would also vet each supplier with the help of a carefully designed verification system.

Alibaba has delivered self-purchased and donated medical items from 15 countries to 18 hospitals in the provinces of Hubei, Zhejiang and Anhui.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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