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Germany preparing bridging support for tourism sector

BERLIN, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Germany plans to increase support for the tourism industry, which has been hit by curbs to tackle a resurgence in the coronavirus, and is preparing an update on bridging aid, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Friday.

“We are determined to expand and increase our aid efforts within the framework of what the European Commission allows us to do,” Altmaier told a news conference ahead of an EU meeting of competition ministers.

“We are currently preparing an update of our bridging aid.”

Reporting by Kirsti Knolle and Caroline Copley; editing by Thomas Seythal

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