A blanket ban on all events since March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has left the technical production and live events industry in tatters. The industry, which includes freelancers, venues, theatres, event equipment hire companies, production companies and other businesses, is calling for the government and financial institutions to extend financial relief to those who earn a living in the sector until it is permitted to resume work.

On Wednesday August 5 various parts of the country will be lit up in red from 6pm to 8pm to highlight the crippling effect the lockdown has had on people in the industry after five months of no work or income...

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