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Thomas Schäfer, Head of Volkswagen Group South Africa, talks in an interview about the automaker’s extraordinary dedication in the fight against the corona pandemic.

Story “If we don’t do it, nobody will”
The makeshift hospital can accommodate up to 4,000 Covid-19 patients.
Thomas Schäfer (left) leads the Premier of Eastern Cape, Oscar Mabuyane through the factory hall, where up until a few months ago components were manufactured for Volkswagen. The hall is currently being converted into a makeshift hospital.
Respirators were also manufactured at the Volkswagen plant in Uitenhage following SEAT’s example.
Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa.