Nigeria and fifty-three different African nations would acquire 500,000 coronavirus check kits and 300 ventilators donated through Ali Baba Foundation to African Union Member States.
Also donated to battle the pandemic in Africa had been 4.6m masks, 200,000 apparel sets, 200,000 face shields, 2,000 thermal guns, a hundred body temperature scanners and 500,000 pairs of gloves.
Interestingly, whilst South Africa had carried out 114,711 COVID-19 tests, Ghana 60,916 tests, Egypt 55,000 tests, Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, had solely carried out 7,153 tests.
The Founder of Ali Baba Group, Jack Ma, who made this revelation on Monday, stated the donation used to be the third batch to Africa and it would be dispatched right away to the African Centres for Disease Control for in addition distribution to AU Member States.
Africa has recorded over 20,000 coronavirus cases and over a thousand attendant deaths.
On March 16, the philanthropist had donated his first batch of medical materials comprising 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks, 1,000 scientific protecting fits and face shields to every of the 54 AU Member States.
Also, on April 6, Jack Ma dispatched his second donation to Africa which covered five hundred ventilators, 200,000 fits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, one million swabs, and extraction kits as properly as 500,000 gloves.
The elements had been dispensed by way of Ethiopian Airlines and Nigeria’s share was delivered at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
But Jack Ma tweeted that the third batch of clinical equipment is on the way.
Our 3rd donation to Africa will immediately be made to @_africanunion and @AfricaCDC. This includes 4.6m masks, 500k swabs & test kits, 300 ventilators, 200k clothing sets, 200k face shields, 2k thermal guns, 100 body temp. scanners and 500k pairs of gloves. #OneWorldOneFight