Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 10:11 PM MYT
BY ZURAIRI AR
KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation has announced today their donations of medical supplies to four South-east Asian countries, including Malaysia.
In a statement, the foundations said their goal is to aid the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in these nations, to follow with more support for other neighbouring countries as well.
“We join hands with our Asian neighbors to fight Covic-19,” the Jack Ma Foundation said.
“We and Alibaba Foundation will send two million masks, 150,000 test kits, 20,000 protective suits and 20,000 face shields to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. More help to other Asian nations is on the way! Go Asia!”
The Chinese business magnate is the co-founder and former executive chairman of e-commerce and retail company Alibaba Group.
Yesterday, the foundations had released a digital handbook they supported, sharing key lessons and experience from doctors and other medical administrators and staff at a Chinese hospital at the frontline of the outbreak.
Earlier today, boxes of medical equipment aid from China were sent to Sungai Buloh Hospital in Selangor.