Thursday, March 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Cameroon still waiting for Jack Ma's help to survive

Cameroon is awaiting the screening kits offered by the Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, founder of the online sales group Alibaba, the country is considering massive screenings.

We are still waiting for kits to do so. You will certainly be informed of the sampling centers as soon as possible? ”, Said the Minister of Public Health on March 23 on his Twitter account. Malachi Manaouda replied to a surfer who suggested he screen for the Coronavirus as vaccination campaigns against polio are done. 5.4 million medical masks and 1.08 million tests for Covid19 ”, arrived on Sunday March 22 at Addis Ababa international airport“ via a cargo plane from Ethiopian Airlines ”.

This delivery is the first in a series promised by Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba e-commerce site. The Chinese billionaire, whose fortune is estimated at 39 billion dollars by Forbes, has promised “100,000 masks, 20,000 screening kits and 1,000 protective suits” to each of the 54 African nations, continues the Ethiopian media. Ethiopia is now responsible for sending this medical equipment to other countries on the continent, while the Covid-19 pandemic became real in a few days. Most African countries now have patients.