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Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has donated medical supplies to Cameroon as part of efforts to help Africa combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, Cameroon Radio Television said Thursday.

The supplies arrived today at Cameroon’s Yaounde Nsimalen Airport, it said.

Earlier this month, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation — both owned by Ma — announced they would donate 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 medical-use protective suits and face shields to all 54 African nations.

They said in a statement that the move was taken to “combat the potential surging demand for medical supplies and equipment in Africa.”

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