Jack Ma, the founder of e-commerce company Alibaba took a huge step to help coronavirus epidemic victims in Europe. Furthermore, this man is donating 1.8 million face masks and 100,000 coronavirus test kits to Europian countries.
Recently, Jack announced his plan on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. Also, Jack Ma said that he is planning to send masks and test kits to the countries including Italy and Spain which are badly in the capture of the virus.
In a conference, Jack Ma said, “Fortunately, although cross-country transport for counter-epidemic goods has been difficult. We learned that the eWTP (The Electronic World Trade Platform) hub in Europe’s Liege Airport is operating well. And can act as a lifeline to assist us to deliver our continuous aids to Europe to those in need.
“Although we live thousands of miles apart, we will race against the clock in hopes of providing emergency help to [the countries in need] and overcoming difficulties together.”
Jack Ma also donated 100 Million Yuan in January to the scientists working on the vaccine of COVID-19.
WHO declares coronavirus a Pandemic
The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus a pandemic just two days ago. The Director of WHO said, “Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.
“Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this coronavirus. It doesn’t change what the WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do.”We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus. And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled at the same time. WHO has been in full response mode since we were notified of the first cases. “We have called every day for countries to take urgent and aggressive action. We have rung the alarm bell loud and clear.”
Where the world is uniting to fight with this bad situation, we all need to be stay careful as much as we can. Not only for ourselves but also for other beings. We must take responsibility for making a better world together and help others escape this epidemic.