Britain sets aside £1.6 billion for virus-hit culture sector

The sum ‘represents the biggest-ever one-off investment in UK culture’, says a British government statement. – EPA pic, July 6, 2020.

BRITAIN will spend nearly £1.6 billion (RM8.6 billion) to help theatres, art galleries and other cultural institutions survive the coronavirus crisis, said the government.

The arts and culture sector has been hit hard by the pandemic, with live performances still off the cards for now and venues facing an uncertain future under ongoing social-distancing measures.

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