Muscat: Hyundai Motor Company has donated medical equipment and personal protection items worth $2.4 million to countries across the Middle East and Africa to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oman is one of the 37 countries that will benefit from Hyundai contributing 13,000 items that will assist the front-line medical workers and the public during these unprecedented times.
The contribution towards Oman includes 10,000 face masks and 3,000 protective suits to help the country combat the COVID-19.
The contribution is part of Hyundai’s commitment to supporting those in need in the region. All the equipment will be distributed by the respective government and non-government organisations.
In recent weeks, Hyundai has helped those in need around the world through donations and contributing medical equipment and personal protection items.
Bang Sun Jeong, Vice President, Head of Hyundai Motor Company Middle East & Africa HQs, said, “Caring for humanity has always been at the heart of Hyundai’s vision and having assisted those in need in countries around the world, we are proud to expand our support to countries across the Middle East and Africa region that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.
“The contributions of personal protection items are another step forward of making a positive difference and we believe if we work together, we can overcome anything.
“We sincerely hope our efforts contribute to making a difference in this fight. We are committed to supporting the communities in the region, and we hope this helps in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of people.
“We believe if we stay together, we can overcome anything. We hope this pandemic can soon come to an end and we can help people get back to their daily lives.”
Among Hyundai’s initiatives to tackle COVID-19 globally include delivering emergency supplies to medical facilities in China, offering free transportation for the elderly and healthcare professionals in Brazil and providing a fleet of its vehicles to volunteers and self-isolating customers in the UK.