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10:56 PM, March 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:16 AM, March 28, 2020

30,000 Covid-19 testing kits donated by Jack Ma reach Bangladesh

Thirty thousand coronavirus testing kits donated by Jack Ma reached Bangladesh today.

A special flight landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the afternoon with the kits, said an official of Aviation Security (AVSEC) at the HSIA.

The testing kits were handed over to officials of health and family welfare ministry, the official added.

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba and one of the richest persons in Asia, announced last week that his firm, through the Alibaba Foundation, would donate emergency supplies to 10 Asian countries including Bangladesh.

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

On Thursday, China donated medical supplies, including 10,000 testing kits, 10,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) and 1,000 infrared thermometers to help Bangladesh fight the coronavirus outbreak.

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