Nigeria and fifty-three other African countries countries would be beneficiaries of 500 ventilators donated by Ali Baba Foundation to African Union Member States.
The Founder of Ali Baba Group, Jack Ma, made this known on Monday, via his twitter handle @JackMa. https://twitter.com/JackMa/status/1247014237303537664?s=19
According to him, the donation is the second batch to Africa, and the medical equipment would be distributed by Ethiopian Airlines.
“Our second donation to 54 countries in Africa is on the way. That includes 500 ventilators, 200K suits & face shields, 2K thermometers, 1M swabs & extraction kits and 500K gloves. Thank you @AbiyAhmedAli @flyethiopian @AfricaCDC @WFP for your partnership. Stay safe Africa!”.
Ethiopian 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.
The Airline delivered 20,000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100,000 medical masks, 1000 protective suits and face shields at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.