November 23rd – A secret wedding was held in a synagogue with a capacity of 7,000 people in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, United States. Worryingly, the video shows that the scene of the event is crowded and few people wear masks. At present, the New York City authorities have launched an investigation into this.
It is reported that the state of New York has ordered the cancellation of another wedding scheduled for October in Williamsburg, which is expected to attract up to 10,000 guests. Affected by this incident, coupled with the restrictions of local prevention and control measures in New York, the wedding organizers of the synagogue chose to hold the celebration secretly.
All notices of wedding celebrations are disseminated orally, without written notices, posters on the walls of synagogues, or email invitations, etc. The wedding was finally held smoothly in the church on November 8.
Videos obtained by the New York Post show that guests danced shoulder to shoulder without masks at the wedding. It is reported that the church can hold up to 7,000 people.
New York Governor Cuomo criticized the wedding as “blatantly disregarding the law” and “it was illegal. It’s also a disrespect for the people of New York.” Cohen, spokesman of the New York City Hall, said that the city government is investigating the incident and will “hold the perpetrators accountable to the maximum extent of the law”.
The coronavirus epidemic in the United States has recently deteriorated, with more than 100,000 new confirmed cases for many consecutive days. Due to the severe epidemic, New York City’s public school system closed down again less than two months after the start of the school on November 19.