Ghana and other members of the African Union will receives more COVID 19 supplies from the Jack Ma Foundation.
This comes as the African Union took delivery of a third consignment of items from the Chinese billionaire.
“The 55 member states of the African Union will soon receive further medical supplies for their COVID19 response, after the arrival in Addis Ababa today, of the third batch from the Jack Ma Foundation,” the African Union said in a statement.
The supplies, weighing 125 tonnes, consist of 4.6 million single-use surgical masks, 500,000 civilian use KN95 masks: 100,000 medical-grade N95 masks: 200,000 pieces of protective clothing: 200,000 face shields: 2,000 thermometer guns: 500,000 medical gloves: 300 ventilators: 500,000 each of swabs, extraction and detection tests: and 100 infrared thermo detection machines.
The supplies were received by the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, accompanied by the Commissioner of Social Affairs Mrs Amira El Fadil, the South African Ambassador to Ethiopia and Chairperson of the Permanent Representative Committee of the African Union Mr Edward Xolisa Makaya, and the AfricaCDC Director Dr John Nkengasong.
This is the third donation of medical equipment and supplies from the Jack Ma Foundation. Two other consignments arrived on 22nd March and on the 6th of April.
See the statement below:
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