Billionaire and Chinese philanthropist Jack Ma announced on Monday that more medical equipment will be available to fight the coronavirus in Africa.
“Our second donation to 54 African countries is on the way,” he wrote on Twitter.
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!Loading...
— Jack Ma (@JackMa) April 6, 2020
The equipment includes 500 fans, 200,000 coveralls and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, 1 million pads and extraction kits, and 500,000 gloves.
It is the second batch of equipment sent to Africa by the billionaire. It recently donated a total of 1.1 million screening kits, six million masks and 60,000 protective suits and face shields to Africa.
In addition to these donations, the Alibaba co-founder recently launched an online platform that allows doctors, nurses and medical experts around the world to share their knowledge about the global pandemic.
He notably encouraged African medical experts to take advantage of the platform, saying that Chinese doctors were ready to help.