The authorities of the US state of New York prevented the holding of a wedding party after receiving information that may include more than ten thousand guests, which constitutes a violation of measures to contain the outbreak of the Coronavirus, according to what Governor Andrew Como announced Saturday.
The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office informed the authorities of the mega-party scheduled for Monday in Williamsburg, part of this province untouched by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We were told that the party would be held, so we conducted an investigation and found out that it might be right,” Cuomo said. “There was going to be a wedding party that violated the rules set in the matter of gatherings.”
“More than ten thousand people were planning to attend” the concert, Counselor Elizabeth Garvey said.
Local newspapers reported that the wedding was for religious Jews, a sect that recently protested against restrictions imposed in New York to confront the pandemic.
The number of injuries increased again in New York and its suburbs, especially in neighborhoods where there is a large number of religious Jews.