- Jack Ma donates 500,000 testing kits and one million face masks to the United States.
- 1.8 million masks and 100,000 testing kits are going to be sent to Europe, particularly in Spain and Italy where the coronavirus pandemic has infected many, says Ma.
- The Jack Ma foundation has donated two million face masks to Japan in Iran.
Jack Ma, the founder of e-commerce colossus Alibaba, announced that his donation is en route to the United States. The Chinese billionaire says that this first shipment includes face masks and testing kits for COVID-19.
This was posted on Twitter, the first tweet from the billionaire: “The first shipment of masks and coronavirus test kits to the US is taking off from Shanghai. All the best to our friends in America,”
CNN reports that 500,000 testing kits and one million face masks would be shipped off to the United States, as a donation from the Ma Foundation in efforts to fight the virus.
“Drawing from my own country’s experience, speedy and accurate testing and adequate personal protective equipment for medical professionals are most effective in preventing the spread of the virus,” Ma said in a statement. “We hope that our donation can help Americans fight against the pandemic!”
Ma has donated a million masks to Japan on March 2, and another million has been shipped off to Iran as of March 6, as per the Weibo posts from the billionaire.
The donation will continue, says Ma. Almost 2 million masks and 100,000 testing kits are going to be sent to Europe, particularly in Spain and Italy where the coronavirus pandemic has infected many.
Source: New York Post