Secret Jewish Wedding Organizers Fined 15 Thousand Dollars For Unauthorized Mass Event
A few days ago, a video went viral on social media in which several thousand Jews are jumping at a secret wedding in Williamsburg synagogue, Brooklyn. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the Jewish synagogue had been fined and would be closed indefinitely in case of a repeated incident.
Today, New York tops the ranking for the number of infected with Covid-19 and local residents insist on tightening measures against quarantine violators.
"There appeared to be a real effort to conceal it, which is absolutely unacceptable," de Blasio told NY1, the Post reported. "There will be a summons for $15,000 immediately for that site and there could be additional consequences quite soon as well."
According to the official, the sanctions against the religious community are a good example for the rest of the churches, which neglect the threat of contracting the virus during a pandemic.
"But I think the cease and desist order is crucial here," he said, according to the Post. "From this point on, if there's any further illegal activity in that building, the building will be closed down. I think that's a pretty clear deterrent."
Currently, there are 646,000 identified cases of Covid-19 in New York. Over the entire time of the pandemic, more than 34 thousand people have died.