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COVID-19 aid from Jack Ma Foundation arrives in Kyrgyzstan

Source: Xinhua | 2020-04-13

BISHKEK, April 10 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan said on Friday it has received humanitarian assistance from China's Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation to combat COVID-19.

The humanitarian supply, including protective suits, masks and non-contact thermometers, arrived in Bishkek by charter cargo flight, the ministry's press service said, adding that rapid tests and ventilators are on the way.

The assistance is worth 1.8 million yuan (256,000 U.S. dollars). The aid was made through the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry, and the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in China with the Secretariat of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, it said.

The ministry expressed its sincere gratitude to the Chinese foundations for the assistance and support to Kyrgyzstan in the fight against the novel coronavirus.