TIME: "The Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation on Friday announced that they have prepared 500,000 testing kits and 1 million masks to be sent to the U.S., adding to those already donated to other impacted countries including Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Spain.
“Drawing from my own country’s experience, speedy and accurate testing and adequate personal protective equipment for medical professionals are most effective in preventing the spread of the virus,” Ma said in the statement, urging people to “eliminate boundaries to sources” and share “hard-earned lessons.”
AFRICA & WORLDWIDE
DAILY MAIL: Jack Ma, worth £32.3billion, has promised to send 100,000 face masks, 20,000 test kits and 1,000 medical use protective suits to each of Africa's 54 nations.
The 55-year-old tycoon has also urged all countries to avoid being 'irresponsible' and 'take actions now' after the centre of the outbreak shifted from the Chinese province of Hubei to Europe.
'We must make every effort to get prepared. The past two months show us that if we take it very seriously and are proactive, we are more than capable of containing the virus.
'Now it is as if we were all living in the same forest on fire. As members of the global community, it would be irresponsible of us to sit on the fence, panic, ignore facts or fail to act.
'We need to take actions now!'
We are seeing a very powerful business magnate responding to the most urgent needs around the world, even providing supplies to the USA, whose leaders have been antagonistic toward China. This is real leadership.