Coronavirus test kits from billionaire, Jack Ma arrive in Nigeria

Coronavirus test kits from billionaire, Jack Ma arrive in Nigeria

Nigeria’s share of the coronavirus test kits donated by Jack Ma Foundation and Ali Baba Foundation to Africa Union Member States has arrived the count

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Nigeria’s share of the coronavirus test kits donated by Jack Ma Foundation and Ali Baba Foundation to Africa Union Member States has arrived the country. The donations were brought into the cargo area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by an Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane.

The Government of Ethiopia on Monday received a consignment of medical equipment from the foundations. The shipment included over 1.5 million laboratory diagnostic test kits and over 100 tons of infection prevention and control commodities.

This relief initiative was launched by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed, the Jack Ma Foundation, and Alibaba Foundation as part of actions towards the implementation of the Africa joint continental strategy for COVID-19 led by the African Union through Africa Centres for Disease Control.

Each AU member state is expected to get equipment consisting 20,000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100,000 medical masks, and 1000 protective suits and face shields to the fight against COVID-19.