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Jack Ma, billionaire and chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., reacts as he arrives for sessions at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Friday, June 19, 2015. SPIEF is an annual international conference dedicated to economic and business issues which takes place at the Lenexpo exhibition center June 18-20. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jack Ma

Jack Ma donates 500 ventilators, 500K gloves to 54 African countries

Chinese billionaire and founder of Ali Baba Group businessman Jack Ma , announced a second donation of health-care equipment to African states.

This comes a few weeks after the Alibaba founder announced his foundation and the Alibaba Foundation would donate equipment to African countries to help them fight the Covid-19 pandemic which has claimed thousands of lives.

Similar donations were made to Latin America, Asia and the US.

In a tweet on Monday, Ma announced the donation of 500 ventilators, 200,000 suits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, a million swabs and extraction kits and 500,000 gloves to all 54 African countries.

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