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China Expands Medical Aid to Africa With First Ethiopia Shipment

  • Billionaire Jack Ma’s foundation sends millions of face masks
  • Ethiopian prime minister said week ago he struck deal with Ma
Staff members arrange medical supplies at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, donated to African countries by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation, on March 21.

Staff members arrange medical supplies at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, donated to African countries by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation, on March 21.

Photographer: Tian Jianchuan/Xinhua via Getty

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China’s mass deployment of medical aid to fight the coronavirus reached Africa as Ethiopia received its first shipment of supplies, including protective gear and test kits, for distribution across the continent from billionaire Jack Ma.