British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Britain will enter a new blockade period from November 5 (Thursday) to curb the sharp rise in coronavirus cases. The blockade will last at least four weeks, when all non essential stores in the UK, including all Apple stores across the country, will be closed, more than a week after Apple released the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max on Friday, November 13. In an announcement explaining the blockade decision, the prime minister said strict measures would include closing bars, restaurants, gyms, unnecessary shops and places of worship. People will be told to stay at home, except for special reasons, such as work that cannot be done at home, parenting or education, outdoor sports, medical reasons and necessary shopping. If there is no improvement in the number of covid cases, the possibility of prolonging the period of prohibition is not ruled out. < / P > < p > the ban will basically force Apple’s 32 Apple store stores in the UK to close until at least December 2 (Wednesday), which means customers in the country will not be able to pick up in store when new iphone12 mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max devices come on sale next Friday. Orders for homepod mini, which were launched on the same day, can only be delivered. < / P > < p > Apple stores in Wales and Northern Ireland have been closed due to government restrictions, while Apple’s Glasgow and Edinburgh stores will remain open under new hierarchical regional restrictions in Scotland, which were launched on Monday. Online bookings for the new iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro max, which began on Friday, and orders for next Friday are not expected to be significantly affected, with Royal Mail and express companies not being restricted. < / P > < p > Apple has been operating its retail business in epidemic mode since the first blockade ended earlier this year, and all stores have implemented security procedures, including temperature checks, social distance, enhanced cleaning, and restrictions on allowing a limited number of customers to enter their stores at one time. In other parts of Europe, France entered a national blockade last week, which will last for at least a month, aimed at curbing the epidemic in the country with the fastest-growing number of coronavirus cases on the continent and easing pressure on its hospitals. In Belgium, non essential stores will close until mid December, as more than half of the country’s 2000 intensive care beds are already occupied. SpaceX beat blue origin and Northrop Grumman to win a $316 million air force contract