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Spanish extends unemployment subsidies for arts and culture workers

FILE PHOTO: A woman watches the exhibition "Genealogies of the art, or art history as visual art" at the Picasso Museum open to the public, as some Spanish provinces are allowed to ease the lockdown restrictions during phase one, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Malaga, Spain, May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will extend unemployment benefits for arts and culture workers who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said on Tuesday.

The government approved a 95.4 million package for laid off artists and a 14 million package for cultural workers, Montero said.

Reporting by Nathan Allen

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