Jack Ma announces donation of 1.8m mask, 210k test kits to Bangladesh, 9 other countries

Jack Ma
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Founder of Alibaba and one of the richest persons in Asia, Jack Ma, has announced that his firm will donate emergency supplies to 10 Asian countries including Bangladesh.

The firm will be donating 1.8 million masks, 210,000 test kits, 36,000 protective suits, ventilators and thermometers to Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Jack Ma made the announcement through his official Twitter account today.

He wrote: "Go Asia! We will donate emergency supplies (1.8M masks, 210K test kits, 36K protective suits, plus ventilators & thermometers) to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. Delivering fast is not easy, but we'll get it done!"

This is not the first time Jack Ma has announced such a move. Recently, he announced that he will donate 500,000 coronavirus testing kits and 1 million masks to the United States and urged international cooperation to fight the health crisis, Reuters reported.