Lebanese Companies Are Giving Nurses Rental Cars For Free

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In their unique effort to flatten the curve, A.N. Boukather Holding (ANB) is giving back to the nurses and doctors working against the outbreak by providing Mazda and Opel rental cars in order to ensure the medical staff can travel to work safely.

The Minister of Social Affairs and Tourism, Ramzi Moucharafieh, noticed this initiative and supportively tweeted, “In agreement with the Association of Car Rental Agents, we announce the provision of rental cars to nurses and experts in treating Coronavirus patients in order to protect them and their families to move around throughout the epidemic. I thank the union and the office owners who contributed to this initiative. #OurCarsAreYours”

Nurses put their own lives at risk, and the lives of their families, said CEO of ANB, Anthony Bou Khater, according to An-Nahar. The inspiration for this initiative also came from the lack of public transportation that Lebanon now faces as a precaution against spreading the virus.

“The minimum we can do is to provide them with safe transportation to their jobs,” he said, adding that they’ve already delivered over 120 cars to nurses all over the country, and urging other rental companies to do the same.

In response, other car rentals, such as Hala Rent-a-Car and Advanced Car Rental, have joined ANB’s effort to flatten the curve and help the medical workers navigate themselves safely and with ease.

Currently, there are more than 500 COVID-19 cases in Lebanon and over 1 million worldwide.

Companies with the power to help hospitals along with medical and frontline workers are jumping in to do their part in the fight against this global pandemic.

Oddly enough, the same thing that separates people has also brought them together.

Get the latest news and updates about the coronavirus outbreak in Lebanon along with a live monitor of cases in Lebanon as well as resources and information to help you guide the outbreak on our dedicated coronavirus page.

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