The Ali Baba Foundation has announced that it would donate 500 ventilators to all African countries.
In addition to the ventilators, 200,000 suits and face masks, 2,000 thermometers, 1m swabs and extraction kits as well as 500,000 gloves were also mentioned by founder, Jack Ma as items to be donated.
The head of Ali Baba Group, Jack Ma, made this revelation on Monday, and also said the donation is the second batch to Africa, hinting that the medical equipment would be distributed by the Ethiopian Airlines.
It can be recalled that the airline had on March 24 delivered Nigeria’s share of the first batch of medical supplies donated by the philanthropist to Africa which has recorded over 9,000 coronavirus cases and over 400 attendant deaths.
Jack Ma tweeted that a second batch of medical equipment is on the way.
Ethiopian Airlines had delivered 20,000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100,000 medical masks, 1000 protective suits and face shields at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.