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BREAKING NEWS: Jack Ma’s medical supplies to fight coronavirus arrives Lagos

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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Generous Asian billionaire and founder of Alibaba, the parent company of Aliexpress, has made good on his promise to Africa after a shipment of medical supplies came into the country on an Ethiopian Airlines flight on Tuesday.


The medical supplies that the billionaire donated to African countries were delivered to Lagos by Ethiopian Airlines within 24 hours after Nigerian Government lifted a ban that was placed on cargo flights coming into the country over the coronavirus crisis.

The shipment includes 5.4 million face masks, 1.08 million detection tests, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 sets of protective face shields, SaharaReports.com reported.

Jack Ma donates medical supplies to Africa, Nigeria to fight coronavirus
The medical supplies on the Unit Load Device (ULD) pallet on its way to Lagos from Ethiopia

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

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

Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed
Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed

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

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