- New York has issued an order to stop a wedding that could gather up to 10,000 guests.
- The wedding would take place in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, where there is a large Orthodox Jewish community.
- New York City threatened to revert to lockdown measures if the spike in coronavirus cases was not stopped.
The DNew York Department of Health ordered to halt a Hasidic wedding scheduled to take place this Monday of a rabbi’s grandson, which could gather up to 10,000 guests, given the concern of the spread of COVID-19.
The wedding would take place in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, where there is a large Orthodox Jewish community.
Although that area is not among the “red zones” where there have been outbreaks of the virus in that county, an order was issued prohibiting the mass gathering, according to a press conference this Saturday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The investigation carried out by the state of New York, after learning about the wedding plans, is that up to 10,000 people could attend the event.
After the discovery, the director of the state Department of Health, Howard Zucker, ordered the meeting banned because it exceeds the limits allowed in the face of the pandemic.
The city’s Sheriff’s Office served the warrant on Friday.
“The city knows, we did this with them and I’m sure they will be vigilant,” said the governor.
“You can get married but you can’t have thousands of people at your wedding. You get the same result at the end of the day, ”argued the Democrat.
Certain areas of Brooklyn, especially in several areas with an Orthodox Jewish majority, have seen a spike in cases in September and the City Council threatened to restore containment measures if the situation was not stopped.