BMW supports South Africa with ₦1.2billion for the fight against COVID-19


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German multinational automaker, BMW has recently announced a ₦1.2billion aid for the fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa. Read more!

Despite all the efforts of medical practitioners and expert researchers, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be soaring higher every day in so many parts of the world including Africa, America, Asia, and Europe.

South Africa currently takes the unfortunate lead on a list of top African countries battling Coronavirus pandemic while Nigeria stands at Number 3 on the list. The alarming rate of rising COVID-19 cases in South Africa has recently prompted German automaker, BMW to announce a ₦1.2billion financial aid to support the country in its fight against the deadly disease.


BMW Group announces financial aid worth ₦1.2billion for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa

This new financial aid was announced during a recent virtual meeting which was attended by South Africa’s Minister of Health, Germany’s Minister of Cooperation & Development, and the CEO of BMW. Reports claim that the Ministry for Development & Economic Cooperation in Germany together with BMW Group have promised to support South Africa with 750 hospital beds while the BMW South Africa division alone pledges a whooping ₦1.2billion (2.7million Euros) as COVID-19 aid.

In case you are eager to know why BMW Group is being so generous towards South Africa; it is due to the fact that the German brand has been operating its Plant Rosslyn located in South Africa since the ’70s. That is quite a long time of doing business together, isn’t it?


BMW group promises to donate 750 hospital beds and other medical equipment to South Africa as COVID-19 aid

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Together with all of the initially mentioned financial and material aid, BMW Group also pledged to supply disinfectant, nose/face masks, and 150 units of mobile oxygen tanks to the Gauteng region of South Africa all through July 2020.

Meanwhile, here in Nigeria – the executive Governor of Ondo state; Rotimi Akeredolu recently confirmed testing positive to COVID-19. See the press report video below;

Coronavirus Pandemic: Gov. Akeredolu tests positive for COVID-19 | TV360 Nigeria

>>> Visit Naijauto every day to get the latest auto-related COVID-19 updates

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