New Jersey Police Prevents “Coronavirus Party”: “The organizer was charged”
A crowd of people tried to gather for the “Corona Party” in the Ewing Township, but the local police managed to disperse the crowd in time. The governor’s earlier decree banned congestions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
According to police, 47 people gathered in a 550-square-meter house. The police took everyone out of the house and fined the party organizer.
Last night, Ewing Township Police broke up a party with 47 people – including a DJ – crammed into a 550-square foot apartment. The organizer was charged, as they should have been and deserved to be.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) March 28, 2020
This is not a game. Stay home. Be smart.
During a press conference, Gov. Phil Murphy said that the attorney’s office is already working on this case and cited statistics on sick and dead in recent times in New Jersey, as an example of why you can’t gather in large numbers.
“New Jersey reported 2,289 new coronavirus cases on Saturday. Cases in the state now total 11,124. So far, 140 have died of coronavirus in the state,” reports NBC News.
Governor Murphy later tweeted “NO CORONA PARTIES. They’re illegal, dangerous, and stupid.”
Can’t believe I have to say this at all, let alone for the second time. But here we are.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) March 28, 2020
NO CORONA PARTIES. They’re illegal, dangerous, and stupid.
We will crash your party. You will pay a big fine. And we will name & shame you until EVERYONE gets this message into their heads.
The “corona party” is over on this block in Ewing, NJ. Police broke up overnight apartment gathering with 47 people and a DJ. Renter was charged for violating Governor’s order. @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/PQTTkOoSjy— Drew Smith (@drewsmithtv) March 29, 2020