As cases of confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the country, some companies have resorted to donating rapid test kits in order to help their local government units (LGUs).

To help those in need, Auto Nation Group (ANG), the exclusive distributor of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram in the country, recently turned over COVID-19 rapid test kits to the local government of San Juan.

Made possible with Project Ark, a movement of private companies spearheaded by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) to purchase rapid test kits for donation to barangays, municipalities, and cities, this is ANG's way of helping to flatten the curve.

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Present during the turnover ceremony held at the San Juan City Hall were ANG Chief Operating Officer Francis Jonathan Ang, Project Ark representatives Go Negosyo Deputy Executive Director Mr. Aeron Morado, and Go Negosyo Finance and Admin Head Sophia Ramos. All of the test kits have been received by Mayor Francis Zamora at his office.

“We have partnered with the Project ARK and we are thankful to this initiative of Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship. Through this program, we are able to extend help to communities and the most vulnerable among us,” said Ang.

Ang added that by donating the rapid test kits to the City of San Juan, they are able to help boost the city's capacity to determine the extent and curb the spread of COVID-19. He is also hopeful that the provision of the test kits will be instrumental in saving more lives from the virus.

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For its part, ANG has adjusted its service processes and operations to align with the recommended safety protocols. The company has conducted anti-body rapid tests for all of its returning employees when it resumed operation last May 2020.

The company has also adapted to the new normal in doing business. From thoroughly sanitizing its dealerships, installing hand wash areas, strictly adhering to physical distancing, and launching online showrooms for their customers to browse, ANG and all its affiliated brands are doing all these efforts to help the fight against the pandemic.

As one of the country's leading premium automotive brands, Auto Nation Group's initiative to donate rapid test kits to San Juan shows that they want to help flatten the curve in order to curb the spread of the virus. Moreover, it also shows that aside from catering to customers with their premium vehicles, ANG also looks out for the well-being of everyone.