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Sunak says will look at helping cities after pandemic

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks during a virtual news conference, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain September 24, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday it was sad to see city centres deserted because of the coronavirus pandemic and the government would need to look at what it could do to help return them to vibrancy afterwards.

“We will get through this pandemic, and once we emerge on the other side, we can grow strongly and get that vibrancy back into our cities and town centres... Once we get through this, we need to look at what can we do to make sure our cities remain vibrant places,” he told talkRadio.

Reporting by William Schomberg, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Michael Holden

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