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Jack Ma Foundation donates Coronavirus Testing Kit to Zambia

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Jack Ma at Mfuwe Airport being welcomed by staff from the Zambia Airports Corporation
Jack Ma at Mfuwe Airport being welcomed by staff from the Zambia Airports Corporation

Zambia is today expected to receive the COVID-19 testing kits, masks and medical-use protective suits from the Jack Ma Foundation.

Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba has disclosed that Zambia has been allocated 20,000 corona virus testing kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 medical-use protective suits and shields.

He said the first batch of the corona virus support consignment for African Union member states including Zambia, arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday 22nd March 2020 for eventual dispatch.

He said the allocated lot for Zambia has since been dispatched to Zambia through Ethiopian Airlines.

The consignment received for Africa on Sunday, 22nd March 2020, included 1.1 million testing kits, 6 million masks and 60,000 protective suits.

Mr. Mwamba thanked the Alibaba group and the Ethiopian Prime Minister His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed for the donation and coordination of this consignment for Africa.

Mr. Mwamba said the dispatch process of the consignment allocated to Zambia was completed.

The Zambian consignment is scheduled to arrive in Lusaka at 12:00hrs local time in Lusaka on 24th March, 2020 aboard Ethiopian Airlines ET 3873

And Mr. Mwamba has urged Zambian travellers to be acquainted with the guidelines the Ethiopian Government has put in place for people wishing to visit Ethiopia or transiting through the country in the wake of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Mwamba said with effect from Monday 23rd March 2020, all passengers coming to Ethiopia will be placed under mandatory quarantine, at approved and designated hotels, for a period of 14 days at their own expense, except for travellers in transit.

Mr. Mwamba further said the Ethiopian Government has informed member states that the new requirements have been put in place in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ethiopia has so far recorded 9 COVID Cases and Ethiopian Airlines has suspended flights to over 30 destinations.

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25 COMMENTS

  1. That is what rich and do.Not our own who go to their secretariat and make noise in front of unskilled journalists.Atase!
    Ati 17 ways to avoid Covid 19,our usual joker .IN ZAMBIA kaya!

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  2. Thanks Jack. I remember when we last met you had lots of wise advice for me and the nation. I am using some of that till today. Continue being a philanthropist and goodwill save you. Where is our local billionaire to learn how things are done?

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    • What local billionaire are you asking for? read below its not only Zambia all African countries in case you didn’t know he made this decision more than four weeks ago. You will pay the price for making Zambians suffer. Super ken even used ti bring us Milk oranges and bread at schools. You formerkaponyas don’t know what a surplus is?

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  3. Be sincere please. A few months ago genders and mealie meal donations were blocked from being donated. Hundreds of cops were mobilised for that purpose while insults flew that such donations should be made to cows.

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  4. I agree with Fonti. When Zambians want ro donate ati you want to make political mileage. Some of you are so evil. God is sees what is in your head and evil heart..

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  5. Jack announced this last week. He has given every African country. Thanks to him nothing to do with beggars. He has given to all African countries. Just google. His generous what we don’t need is anyone lying that they have made him to give or because of their work. This is common for non PF performers who cant even now give a stimulus package to the country. Kwena

  6. Cat power anything is possible under socialism including wiping your backside. The problem comes when you can’t sustain giving free things out to people that are not generating enough income to support the spending. Hence the food riots in the 80s

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    • youre one true senseless mediocre 1do1t god should have not created. I feel your mothers pain at your birth you lunituc know how to do is insult so lets go

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  7. The money lungu and tasila have stolen from Zambians is enough to buy all testing and PPE for the corona fight…..

    In just 18 months in office lungu suddenly had $2.1 million, he should now be in the $70 million to $100 million region stolen money….

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  8. Cat power I am disappointed in you. That language is uncalled for and I hope lusakatimes takes the relevant measures against you. Engage me maturly

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  9. I hear the disease is waning at the epicenter, hence all these donations from the leftovers, why cant other nations just demand for reparations from them?

  10. The rate of infection is actually increasing with 85% of new infections in North America & Europe. WHO announced yday. Took 67 days to infect first 100K pipo and that rate is now @ 4 days for the last 100 K pipo. We must do all we can to stem the spread to Zed. Why not impose a partial travel ban leaving only essential travel ?

  11. While we are busy arguing about donations here, Chinese enterpreneurs like Jack Ma are drawing lessons from the crisis and getting back to business as usual. If they were in our position, they would have been more interested in a blueprint of these test-kits in order to start producing them for themselves.

  12. KZ,STOP ATTACKING HH. HH WORKED FOR HIS WEALTH IT IS NOT LIKE FOR SOME OF U IT IS THROUGH THE GOVT. WE NEED TO BE CAUTION.PLEASE. AND CAT POWER I UNDERSTAND YOUR POINT BUT PLEASE I BEG USE A BETTER LANGUAGE.

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  13. It is not how much one has that must be the basis to give. If you have one dollar between poverty and you and someone asks for help and you give that out, you have given all you have. All of us who have access to this platform can spare something towards covid19 or any other good cause. Trouble is we always point at someone else.We can join millions that are donating and quietly so. I just cannot understand why some want to associate themselves with this one or that one. It’s time to act and not to debate. Naleka

  14. From that donation 80% will be reserved for Lungu, his family members & ministers . The balance of 20% will be shared between the major hospitals countrywide.

  15. Tamumfwa insoni always receiving handouts????? Please learn to be self reliant. What a country, everything either kulomba or its charity eish. This country can do better than this

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