French culture sector to get two billion euros in aid - PM Castex

French Prime Minister Jean Castex delivers a speech during a ceremony in tribute to the six humanitarian aid workers from the French NGO Acted killed in an attack in Niger, at an airport lounge transformed into a funeral home at the Orly Airport, south of Paris, August 14, 2020. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - The French arts and culture sectors, which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, will get 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in aid as part of the government’s economic recovery package, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday.

The government’s 100 billion euro economic recovery programme will be unveiled on Sept. 3.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Andrew Heavens