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Jack Ma, the founder of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, has sent more than six million medical items to Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The supplies will be distributed to African countries in need of supplies to battle the spreading Covid-19 pandemic, AP reports.
An Ethiopian Airlines cargo flight from Guangzhou, China arrived with 5.4 million face masks, 1.08 million testing kits, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 protective face shields, according to Ethiopian officials and the Jack Ma Foundation.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed last week pledged to distribute the supplies to other countries in Africa. Ma has sent similar shipments of medical supplies to countries in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that postponing the Tokyo Olympic Games may become an option if holding the event in “complete form” became impossible.
Abe also told parliament that cancelling the Games was not an option.
On Saturday, crowds gathered to see the Olympic flame in Tokyo, despite coronavirus concerns.Continue reading…