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French culture sector to get 2 billion euros in aid: PM Castex

PARIS (Reuters) - The French arts and culture sectors, which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, will get 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in aid as part of the government’s economic recovery package, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday.

The government’s 100 billion euro economic recovery programme will be unveiled on Sept. 3.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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