NYC Hasidic wedding with a guest list of 10,000 is scaled down to a ‘virtual event’ as police officers patrol the neighborhood after Gov. Cuomo enforced COVID ban

New York officials had banned plans for the wedding of a grand rabbi’s grandson’s amid fears up to 10,000 people could attend. The Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar was served an order Friday night from the office of state Governor Andrew Cuomo (top-left inset). A scaled-down wedding went ahead on Monday evening (pictured left, top right and top left) with most people attending virtually. More than 100 people gathered outside a temple building in Williamsburg – which is allowed – but it is not clear if the wedding took place inside. The synagogue blasted the order on Sunday, insisting they had taken special measures to ensure the wedding complied with coronavirus safety protocol. The incident comes amid tensions between authorities and orthodox communities after local authorities put nine of their most-populated neighborhoods on lockdown earlier this month.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail