Guinea-Bissau Receives More Medical Donation From Jack Ma, Alibaba Foundations

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Guinea-Bissau on Monday received the second donation of medical supplies from the Chinese foundations of Jack Ma and Alibaba, the country’s Secretary of State for Hospital Management, Cornelia Aleluia Lopes Man, announced.

“This batch of equipment includes respirators, screening kits, thermometers, protective suits and other laboratory equipment,” Ms Man told Xinhua.

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She recalled that “Guinea-Bissau had already benefited from a first donation of medical supplies from the Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations”.

“In addition, the country received another donation of medical supplies from the Chinese government last Saturday.

“These gestures of solidarity prove once again that China is indeed by the side of Guinea-Bissau in the fight against COVID-19,’’ she said.

The authorities have taken several drastic measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Drastic measures such as the closure of borders, bars, restaurants, markets, places of worship, schools and universities, the prohibition of gatherings and movement of people and the suspension of public transport.

Guinea-Bissau currently has 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including three cured and 47 under treatment.

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