The richest man in China Jack Ma has announced to donate one million face masks and 500,000 coronavirus test kits to the US to help the world’s largest economy fight the COVID-19 terror, which has till now killed at least 5,000 people around the world.
Medical kit to the US
Jack Ma, worth £31.6billion, announced the decision on Friday through his account on Twitter. The contribution comes in between testing delays across the U.S. as state officials struggle amid a shortage of lab materials.
It’s not it, the businessman and his China-based company’s foundation, the Alibaba Foundation, have also donated supplies to other countries hit with the deadly virus, including Japan, Korea, Italy, Iran, and Spain.
United we stand, divided we fall
The dangerous coronavirus covering the globe began in Wuhan China, Ma’s homeland. The billionaire wrote, “Drawing from my own country’s experience, speedy and accurate testing and adequate personal protective equipment for medical professionals are most effective in preventing the spread of the virus,” the statement said. “We hope that our donation can help Americans fight against the pandemic!”
“The crisis presents a huge challenge to all humankind in a globalized world. The pandemic we face today can no longer be resolved by any individual country,” Ma said in the statement. “Rather, we need to combat the virus by working hand-in-hand. At this moment, we can’t beat this virus unless we eliminate boundaries to resources and share our know-how and hard-earned lessons.”
He added, “United we stand, divided we fall!”
Through a donation of 500,000 testing kits and 1 million masks, we join hands with Americans in these difficult times. pic.twitter.com/tGviVhC6Gx
— Jack Ma Foundation (@foundation_ma) March 13, 2020