You asked

​How many businesses have had to close due to COVID-19 in the last year?

Would it be possible to have a comparison for this from the year 2019 and 2020?

We said

Unfortunately, we do not have information on the reasons for the business closures. If you have any further queries regarding these data, please contact us via

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