LONDON (Sputnik) – The Government of the United Kingdom has announced a record 1.57 billion pound ($1.96 billion) support package for cultural, arts and heritage institutions to curb the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the press release, thousands of organizations, including museums, galleries, independent cinemas and theaters would have access to emergency loans and grants.

The support package also includes funding for England-based cultural organizations and heritage sites “to restart construction work paused” amid the global health crisis.

Currently, the United Kingdom registered over 280,000 cases, with more than 44,000 related deaths, according to the World Health Organization data.



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