Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is shipping coronavirus test kits and masks to the U.S. – CBS News

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is shipping coronavirus test kits and masks to the U.S. – CBS News

“Now, we have sourced and readied for shipment 500,000 testing kits and 1 million masks to be donated to the United States,” the statement reads.

Ma’s donation comes as health workers across the U.S. continue to report difficulties getting ahold of the COVID-19 tests they need, and as many voice concerns about the availability of protective gear for front-line health care workers.

Due to a shortage of the N95-type masks known to shield against the virus, the CDC has lowered the standard for clinicians, suggesting normal surgical masks can be worn instead.

“This will become a tragedy, lots of nurses and doctors will die, and make this country look incompetent,” one U.S. doctor told CBS News in an email.

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