Macron announces aid for culture sector closed down by epidemic

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced an extension of income support for artists and workers in the culture sector who have been badly hit by the almost two-month lockdown on public movement and the future ban on mass gatherings likely to continue well into the summer, while cancelled cinema and TV shoots are to benefit from a compensation fund.

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French president Emmanuel Macron has announced the creation of a temporary compensation fund aimed at TV and cinema shoots which were delayed or cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting French national lockdown which began on March 17th, reports Screen Daily.