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Coronavirus: Medical Supplies Donated By Chinese Billionaire, Jack Ma, Arrives Nigeria



Some medical supplies which were donated to African nations in a bid to fight Coronavirus by Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, have arrived Lagos.

The supplies were sent via an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

It carried 5.4 million face masks, 1.08 million detection tests, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 sets of protective face shields.

Receiving the donation on Tuesday in Lagos,

The General Manager, Ethiopian Airlines, Nigeria, Firihiewot Mekonnen, while receiving the donation said, “We appreciate the donation of the Jack Ma Foundation and the generosity of Jack Ma.

“We admire Abiy Ahmed, our Prime Minister, for his initiative and organisation of the entire coordination of the process.”

According to him, the donations entered the country less than 24 hours after the Nigerian Government waived a ban on cargo flights coming into the country as a result of the spread of the virus.

Mekonnen said, “Today, we are very happy to deliver these medical supplies to the Government and people of Nigeria.”