Somalia’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed receiving medical supplies from Chinese business magnate Jack Ma, through his Alibaba Foundation to help intensity fight against COVID-19 pandemic

The ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that it received the shipment of Covid-19 testing kits, face masks and other assorted personal protective equipment (PPE) donated by Jack Ma at Aden Abdulle International Airport, Mogadishu on Tuesday.

So far, Somalia has confirmed one case of Covid-19, saying 17 people who have no symptoms of novel coronavirus but recently traveled from the countries affected by COVID-19, have been quarantined.

Jack Ma’s donation to African nations is the latest in a series of initiatives by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation to support the world’s efforts to fight the pandemic.

Source: Xinhua

Mogadishu-Somalia

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