Covid-19: Over 2,700 artists benefited from financial aid

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ALGIERS- A total of 2,795 artists benefited from a financial aid as part of the support operation intended to people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, said the National Office of Copyrights and Related Rights (ONDA) in a communiqué.

“The operation covered up to 2,795 artists, whose activity has been suspended due to the coronavirus, benefited from allowances paid into bank accounts,” said ONDA on its Facebook page.

Noting that 5,517 artists have registered via the internet and 1,084 others by direct or fax as part of the aid announced last April by the Minister of Culture and Arts, Malika Bendouda.

According to the 2019 report, ONDA has around 24,000 members made up of artists and authors.

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