Chilean culture tries to recover after months of harsh restrictions

Since the first measures to contain Covid-19 were enacted in March 2020, movie houses and theaters in Santiago, where nearly a third of the population lives, have remained closed except for a few weeks last February, one of the longest closures in Latin America.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cinemas dust off their seats, museums expand their catalog of activities, and actors return to the stage in most parts of Chile this week, where the pandemic is receding, and culture is trying to resurface after more than a year on the ropes due to harsh restrictions.

Since the first measures to contain Covid-19 were enacted in March 2020, movie houses and theaters in Santiago, where nearly a third of the population lives, have remained closed except for a few weeks last February, one of the longest closures in Latin America.

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