Coronavirus: Arts Council England launches £160m emergency package

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Theatres, galleries, museums and artists in England who have been hit by the impact of coronavirus will have access to a £160m emergency fund.

Arts Council England has announced the cash injection to help artists, venues and freelancers in the cultural sector.

It comes after venues like theatres and galleries were ordered to shut.

Meanwhile, Netflix has added a further boost the artistic community by donating £1m to an industry-backed film and TV emergency relief fund.

Most film and TV productions have been put on hold in recent weeks.