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Jack Ma sends 300,000 more masks to BD

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Jack Ma -- one of the richest people in Asia and founder of Alibaba - on Sunday donated another thirty thousand coronavirus testing kits and other medical supplies to Bangladesh.
A special flight carrying the items landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 2:55pm, SN Wahidur Rahman, Deputy Director of HSIA, told The New Nation.
On March 26, China donated medical supplies -- including 10,000 testing kits, 10,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) and 1,000 infrared thermometers -- to help Bangladesh fight coronavirus outbreak. A day after, on March 27, Jack Ma donated thirty thousand coronavirus testing kits to Bangladesh.
Jack Ma announced on March 21 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.
From his Twitter account, Jack Ma 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!


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