WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (CGTN) - A U.S. judge in Washington has temporarily blocked a Trump administration order banning Apple and Google from offering the Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok for download that was set to take effect at 11:59 p.m. local time Sunday.

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said in a brief order he was issuing a preliminary injunction to prevent the TikTok app store ban from taking effect.

Nichols declined "at this time" to block other Commerce Department restrictions set to take effect on November 12. Nichols' detailed written opinion is expected to be released as soon as Monday.