New York In the spring, New York was the epicenter of the corona pandemic, with more than 20,000 dead. Now a big wedding was planned in the city. But the authorities stepped in.
The New York authorities have banned a planned wedding that may have more than 10,000 guests. The celebration planned for Monday in the Brooklyn borough would have violated the assembly restrictions applicable in the corona pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference on Saturday. According to media reports, it was a Jewish Orthodox wedding.
“You can get married. You just can’t have a thousand people in one wedding. At the end of the day you have the same result. And it’s cheaper too, ”said Cuomo. A maximum of 50 participants are allowed in events in New York. Places of worship such as churches or temples may not be occupied more than a third of their capacity.
New York was the epicenter of the corona pandemic in the United States in the spring. More than 23,800 people in the city died as a result of an infection. The authorities managed to contain the spread of the virus with exit restrictions. In the past few weeks, however, the number of infections has increased more sharply.