Los Angeles and different California cities are at present getting “crushed” by the coronavirus, with ICU mattress availability all the way down to 3 percent within the state as of Saturday, December nineteenth. The state has issued a regional stay home order in impact for not less than three weeks that can solely raise when ICU capability meets or exceeds 15 p.c. In the meantime, the UK has issued belated lockdown orders as a consequence of a spike in instances and a brand new, fast-spreading COVID-19 pressure.
The closing comes at one of many busiest instances of the yr for retail shops, simply 4 days forward of Christmas — which takes place on a Friday this yr. Nonetheless, as Apple factors out on its retail website, you may nonetheless choose up orders made on-line. It can additionally will honor beforehand scheduled in-store Genius assist appointments and one-on-one buying periods reserved with a specialist earlier than December twenty second.