60% of UK Businesses ‘Fully Operational’ After Lockdown

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Two thirds of the UK businesses say they are now ‘fully operational’ after the coronavirus lockdown, up from half in June, according to a survey on Sunday. A further 21 percent of the UK businesses, polled in the first half of July by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), said they were partly operational with some premises still under lockdown, Reuters reported. “With businesses gradually reopening, this month’s data seems to indicate a turning point for the economy,” said Alpesh Paleja, an economist for CBI, one of Britain’s main business lobby groups.