Ethiopia has publicly acknowledged receipt of the support materials from the Jack Ma foundation. This comes days after President Paul Kagame of Rwanda thanked Ma for sending relief items their way.
Taking to social media, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed wrote: “Thank you @JackMa & the @AlibabaGroup for sending the first wave of #COVID-19 prevention materials. Support includes 1.1million testing kits,6million masks & 60,000 protective suits to be distributed throughout Africa. Distribution to other countries will begin as of tomorrow”.