Different billionaires and famous personalities among them Paul Pogba have come together to help countries affected by coronavirus.
Below is how they are helping to fight the epidemic.
- Jack Ma
Ma’s foundation will donate a total of 1.1 million testing kits, six million masks, and 60,000 protective suits and face shields.
They will also work with local medical institutions on the continent to provide online training material for coronavirus clinical treatments.
“The world cannot afford the unthinkable consequences of a COVID-19 pandemic in Africa,” he said in a statement tweeted Monday.
The items will be delivered to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will oversee the distribution of the supplies to other African countries, Ma said.
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg through, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and its affiliated CZI Biohub, announced that it would purchase two clinical diagnostic machines to quadruple the ability for testing and diagnosing possible cases of the disease in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said that it is going to fund its own testing kits that citizens of Seattle can use at home and send in for analysis.
A Gates official told the Seattle Times that “this has enormous potential to turn the tide of the epidemic,” although the test results’ timing is less clear.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba has set up a fundraiser in a bid to help the fight against COVID-19.
Celebrating his 27th birthday on Sunday, Pogba has set a target to raise £27,000 ($31,100) in a bid to support ailing healthcare organisations during a time of crisis.
Unlike International celebrities below are posted by Kenyan celebs
Mercy Kyallo penned,
‘Basking. The Stigma around Corona has me self medicating my flu 😷 . Every sneeze 🤧 and everyone around me wants run & hide. Staying home & warm.’
‘Guys, with the ongoing pandemic, kindly lets avoid staying ignorant during these tough times that the world is going through.
Kindly FOLLOW THE TIPS ON THE PICTURE and stay safe.
Let’s also remember to pray.’