Hyundai Motor’s North American unit will extend its support for “drive through” testing for the coronavirus and donate 65,000 tests to healthcare centers 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, South Korea-based diagnostics company, to hospitals in cities such as New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hammered worldwide auto industry into the worst tailspin since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, with consumer demand declining as governments around the world have enforced lockdowns and travel restrictions.
Hyundai’s U.S. sales dropped 43% in March mainly because of the pandemic.
About 644,188 people in the US have been confirmed as being infected with the coronavirus. The virus has killed 28,579 people in the country.