Covid-19: Ghana receives Jack Ma’s medical supplies

Covid-19: Ghana receives Jack Ma’s medical supplies

- Jack Ma's medical supplies to combat Covid-19 has arrived in Ghana

- The billionaire has donated tens of thousands of test kits and protective suits to fight the coronavirus pandemic

- Ghana is among 53 countries on the continent to benefit from the donation of the Chinese businessman

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Ghana has received its share of the medical supplies donated by billionaire Jack Ma to Africa.

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed, revealed that Ghana received its share of the consignment on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

The Chinese business magnate and the Alibaba Foundations donated 1.1 million testing kits, 6 million masks and 60,000 protective suits to Africa to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Dr. Ahmed posted on Twitter that Ghana, Congo, Gabon and DRC received their medical supplies on Wednesday.

He also revealed the second shipment from Jack Ma and the Alibaba Foundations is on its way to Ethiopia for further distribution to countries on the continent.

The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation took the initiative to assist Africa in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19

Africa's biggest airline, Ethiopian Airlines will help distribute the equipment across the continent.

The supplies include; 20,000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100,000 medical masks, and 1000 protective suits and face shields.

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Meanwhile, the AU has already received about 2,000 test kits from the Chinese government and is expecting another 10,000 of them.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that students of the University of Ghana will resume classes albeit via online from March 30, 2020.

Following the announcement by President Nana Akufo-Addo that all schools in the country, from nursery to tertiary level close due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic, the premier university also closed its doors to students in sharp response.

But the University through its Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, in a statement signed on Monday, March 23, 2020, announced arrangements for students to have online tuition from March 30.

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