The authorities of New York ordered the cancellation of a wedding that could have brought together more than 10,000 people in Brooklyn, in violation of the crowding rules applied due to the coronavirusGovernor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.
The Rockland County sheriff’s office notified authorities of the huge wedding planned for next Monday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, outside the areas of this district where there are outbreaks of the virus.
“We were told this was happening. We did an investigation and found that it was possibly true. There was a large planned wedding that would have violated the rules on meetings,” Cuomo said at a news conference.
According to the local press, it was an important Orthodox Jewish wedding.
Phase four of the plan to reopen New York limit social gatherings to a maximum of 50 people. For religious events within temples the capacity should be limited to one 33%.
Cuomo’s counselor Elizabeth Garvey told reporters that “more than 10,000 individuals planned to attend” the wedding.
“Look, you can get married, but you just can’t invite a thousand people to your wedding. You get the same results at the end of the day. And it’s cheaper, too!” The governor joked.
New York It was in the boreal spring the national epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left more than 23,800 dead in the city.
Then he managed to control the situation, but in recent weeks the rate of positive tests has risen in some neighborhoods of the city and the suburbs, especially in areas with a strong Orthodox Jewish population.
Last week, Cuomo decreed the closure of non-essential businesses for this month and limited attendance at religious temples in these neighborhoods to 10 people to try to prevent a second wave of the virus. Schools in these areas also closed their doors.
The governor said on Saturday that the measures applied are already giving good results.
He also announced that cinemas outside the city of New York with a positive test rate lower than 2% may reopen from October 23, at a 25% capacity, or a maximum of 50 people per room.