KATHMANDU: Alibaba Group, a Chinese multinational technology company, has announced to donate emergency supplies to the South Asian countries including Nepal to contain the deadly coronavirus.

Posting a twitter message on Saturday, Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, said the company will supply emergency supplies including 1.8 million masks, 210,000 test kits, 36,000 protective suits including ventilators and thermometers to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

This announcement has come at a time when the death toll from the coronavirus has reached 11,383 after 1,352 people died in a single day.

The new infection rate has also increased in an alarming rate. In the last 24 hours, 30, 256 were infected with the novel. With this, the total number of people infected with the novel virus has reached 275, 189 globally.

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