- Jack Ma is sending a second batch of medical supplies to Africa as Covid-19 continues to spread
- Ma made the confirmation himself and listed the actual materials he is sending to the continent
- The billionaire said 54 countries in Africa are to benefit from the second batch of donations
On Monday Jack Ma, one of China's richest men announced that he was sending a second batch of medical supplies against Covid-19 to Africa.
Ma made the announcement on Twitter, saying 54 countries on the African continent would benefit from the gesture.
According to him:
"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."
He did not list the benefiting countries.
The latest gesture is after Ma recently fulfilled an initial promise to donate medical equipment to tackle coronavirus in Africa.
In the report, Ma sent a part of the donations to Ethiopia and it was received in Addis Ababa, the country's capital, on Sunday, 22 March.
The flight carried 5.4 million face masks, kits for 1.08 million detection tests, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 sets of protective face shields.
The report said the remaining shipments of medical supplies are expected to reach Addis Ababa and be distributed to more African nations over the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, Ma, founder of the e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba, made a donation to help vaccine research.
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