NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Brooklyn congregation planning a Hasidic wedding ceremony that state officers anticipated 10,000 folks to attend Monday has introduced it should not go on as deliberate.
A press release despatched Sunday from the Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar mentioned the marriage will solely be open to “close family members.”
As we first reported Friday, in line with flyers obtained by CBS2, the grandchild of Satmer Grand Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitlebaum is to be married.
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The state and metropolis sheriff’s departments served an order Friday evening asking the congregation to cancel or postpone the marriage until it’s restricted to 50 folks.
Officials have been apprehensive a big crowd would trigger a brand new spike in COVID-19 infections.
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“It was outside of the target red or orange or yellow cluster zone, but the information that our investigation revealed was that upwards of 10,000 individuals were planning to attend,” mentioned Beth Garvey, particular counsel and senior advisor to the governor.
The congregation mentioned the marriage was deliberate with “COVID-19 regulations in mind,” and “appropriate guidelines,” have been going to be adopted.
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