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Chinese billionaire Jack Ma donates medical supplies to fight COVID-19

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and his foundation donated first batch of medical supplies to help the government fight with the virus.

The Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia will receive a combined total of 2 million face masks, test kits for 150,000 people, 20,000 protective suits and 20,000 face shields, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation said in a joint statement.

"We hope the donations will help the Philippines to protect against COVID-19. We are doing all that we can to help the global fight, racing against time and overcoming logistical challenges to deliver essential medical supplies,” said the Jack Ma Foundation.

The second batch of medical supplies is expected to arrive next week, it said.

The Chinese billionaire earlier pledged to donate 500,000 face masks and 50,000 COVID-19 testing kits.

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