Hyundai Motor’s North American unit will increase its support for “drive through” testing for the coronavirus and donate 65,000 tests to hospitals situated in the United States, the South Korean automaker stated on Tuesday.
The company declared $4 million in grants and stated it would support “drive through” testing at 22 hospitals.
Hyundai stated it would provide the tests, which have been developed by Seegene, a South Korea-based diagnostics company, to hospitals in locations such as New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit.
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected the global auto industry into the worst tailspin since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, with consumer demand declining as governments have enforced lockdowns in many parts of the world.
Hyundai’s U.S. sales dropped 43% in March mainly because of the pandemic.
About 614,180 people in the US have been confirmed as being infected with the coronavirus. The virus has killed 26,061 people in the country.