“You can get married. But you just can’t host a thousand people at your wedding. You will have the same result at the end of the day. It’s also cheaper! ”Said Cuomo.
New York rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19 limit social gatherings to a maximum of 50 people. For religious events in a church or temple, the limit is 33 percent of the building’s capacity.
New York was the epicenter of the U.S. corona outbreak in the spring, and the city has recorded more than 23,800 corona deaths. The city managed to get the crisis under control by letting people stay at home. But in recent weeks, the number of positive Covid-19 tests has risen, especially in districts where many Orthodox Jews live.
Last week, Cuomo ordered the closure of non-essential businesses in these districts and limited the number of people who can be in temples at the same time to ten. Schools are closed. Cuomo said on Saturday that the measures have paid off.