Ghana on Wednesday received a consignment of medical supplies donated by China’s Jack Ma Foundation.

The consignment included 100,000 medical masks, 20,000 test kits, and 1,000 protective suits, and face shields to support the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The foundation is making similar donations to all 54 African nations in support of the continent’s fight against the virus.

“Getting these donations to all 54 African countries, with diverse geographic conditions and different levels of infrastructure, is a great logistical and transportation challenge,” the foundation said in a release accompanying the consignments.

Nonetheless, the foundation said it was working around the clock to make the delivery as fast as possible. “The faster we move, the earlier we can help.”

Ghana’s Minister for Health Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, who was at the airport to receive the consignment ferried by Ethiopian Airlines, thanked the foundation for the support for Ghana and all other African countries in these critical times.

For Ghana, the donation comes at a critical time when frontline health workers and hospitals have complained about the shortage of medical supplies to aid their work and protect them against contracting the pandemic. Enditem

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