New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has threatened to step in to prevent large weddings – particularly in Brooklyn’s Chasidish community if New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio fails to do so.
Cuomo – often thought of as “America’s governor,” due to his daily coronavirus update pressers from NY state capitol Albany – maintained that, “if the mayor is not doing any enforcement actions, then the state will,” according to a report in The New York Post and cited in The Times of Israel (TOI).
“We’ve had superspreader events in New Rochelle with the Jewish community, we’ve had them in the Catholic community. The virus does not discriminate by religious or racial lines, right? This is an equal-opportunity situation. So we police it in every circumstance.”
Cuomo’s comments came in the wake of Mayor De Blasio’s announcement that 16 new infections were uncovered last week in Borough Park, home to the city’s largest Chasidic population, with many of those connected to a large wedding.
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