Ethiopian Airlines has been working around the clock to deliver medical supplies to 39 countries across Africa. The supplies, which entered the continent in Addis Ababa, were donated by Jack Ma, the founder of China’s eCommerce giant Alibaba. The supplies, which included testing kits, masks and protective suits, were distributed in under 5 days.
“We would like to thank our Prime Ministe Abiy Ahmed and Jack Ma for giving us the opportunity to serve the people of Africa in this globally challenging time. With a guidance of our Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed and donation of Jack Ma as well as collaboration of our partners, we are happy to announce that we have delivered the COVID-19 test kits, protective masks and other necessary medical supplies to 39 African countries in the last 5 days. In most of these African airports, Ethiopian Cargo airplanes are the only ones delivering these life-saving emergency medical supplies,’’ Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group has said.