Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma is sending shipment of coronavirus test kits and masks to the US
Last month, we wrote a story about Alibaba when the e-commerce giant pledged $140 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak including launching a sourcing platform to deliver critical medical supplies. Now, with coronavirus spreading across the United States, Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announced today that he’s sending first shipment of masks and coronavirus test kits to the US.
Ma posted photos of a China Eastern Airlines plane with boxes of coronavirus test kits and face masks slated to be shipped and donated to the U.S. from Shanghai.
“All the best to our friends in America,” he wrote, which garnered more than 3,500 retweets and 20,000 likes in the first hour after posting. He describes himself as a “teacher, philanthropist, entrepreneur” in his newly created profile, which topped 10,000 followers in an hour.
The first shipment of masks and coronavirus test kits to the US is taking off from Shanghai. All the best to our friends in America. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/LTn26gvlOl
— Jack Ma (@JackMa) March 16, 2020