Jack Ma, founder of AliBaba - Viomag

As the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is increasing all over Asia, the Jack Ma Foundation or Alibaba Foundation have increased their commitment to providing important support to affected countries in the region.

Earlier this week, the foundations announced that they were developing a joint donation of 2 million masks, 1.5 million test kits, 20,000 sets of protective clothing and 20,000 face shields for Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

On Saturday, the foundation said that “it had reached the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Srilanka and they promise to donate a total 1.8 million masks, 210,000 test kits and 36,000 pieces of protective clothing. Ventilators and thermometers will also be given to those 10 countries.

Some of the donated goods will be shipped through the Electronic World Trade Platform Center in Malaysia. As the first overseas base of EWTP – an Alibaba-led initiative that aims to make global trade more comprehensive – the Malaysian Hub facilitates cross-border logistics to ensure the delivery of medical goods will provide to countries in need.