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Jack Ma to Donate Tens of Thousands of COVID-19 Test Kits and Face Masks to Countries Across Africa

Former Alibaba CEO Jack Ma and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on Sunday discussed a large donation of COVID-19 test kits and masks that will be distributed to countries throughout Africa.

According to a statement by the Prime Minister and information that he later published on Twitter, the donation will include 10,000-20,000 testing kits per country and 100,000 masks per country as well.

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