San Francisco, January 5: Apple has temporarily closed all retail stores in the United Kingdom (UK) following the rise in the COVID-19 epidemic. Apple has also closed stores in California, Mexico, Brazil. More than a dozen stores in London have been closed. The tech giant has now temporarily closed the remaining 18 retail stores in the UK following a tough new round of lockdowns in England and Scotland.
Apple’s Michael Steber said in a tweet, “All 18 Apple stores in the UK will be closed today from 5 January, including in Scotland.” Apple operates 38 stores in the UK, 20 of which closed in the month of December. According to the report, only online orders are being taken after Tier-4 Kovid restrictions announced in December. Also Read: Apple Removes App Promoting Private Parties During Kovid
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that England would enter another lockdown following the rise in the coronavirus epidemic. He has urged people across the country to stay at home. According to official figures, the latest update found 58,784 people infected with the virus a day in Britain, the highest daily figure since the onset of the epidemic. There are now 2,721,622 cases and 75,547 deaths in the country.