Nigeria has received medical kits from a Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, to tackle the coronavirus in the country.
The cargo plane that conveyed the kits landed on Tuesday, March 24 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport by 3.20pm.
The Herald gathered that Jack Ma also donated the medical equipment to other African countries. The first batch of equipment arrived Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia on Sunday, March 22.
The flight carried 5.4 million face masks, kits for 1.08 million detection tests, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 sets of protective face shields.
This morning we have sent out the second shipment of #COVID-19 materials acquired through the support of @JackMa and the @AlibabaGroup to #South Africa, #Burundi, #Rwanda, #Togo, #Zambia, #Zimbabwe, #Kenya, #Nigeria and #South Sudan. pic.twitter.com/Ts4F7Znc2h
— Abiy Ahmed Ali 🇪🇹 (@AbiyAhmedAli) March 24, 2020
Africa can be one step ahead of the coronavirus. To each of the 54 African countries, we will donate 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 medical use protective suits and face shields. Thank you @PMEthiopia @AbiyAhmedAli for your support. pic.twitter.com/6oKptVCjNx
— Jack Ma (@JackMa) March 16, 2020