French PM announces 18bln-euro rescue plan for tourism sector

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe on Thursday presented an 18-billion-euro package to help the country's tourist industry weather the coronavirus crisis, including cash investments and deferred loan payments, while also announcing that restaurants and bars in regions less affected by the epidemic could re-openshortly before the summer, conditional to no upsurge of cases, when French tourists would be able to holiday in the country.

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France announced an 18-billion-euro rescue plan on Thursday to help its tourism sector through the coronavirus crisis that has shuttered hotels and restaurants in one of the world's most visited destinations, reports FRANCE 24.