Health officials in New York have put an end to a planned wedding after receiving reports that “more than 10,000 people” were due to attend the event in Brooklyn on Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. according to NBC New York.
“We received a suggestion that this was happening. We did an investigation and found that was probably true, ”Cuomo said during a press briefing.
He said state officials learned of the marriage after the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office outside of New York City issued a warning against attending the event due to the pandemic of coronavirus.
The state health commissioner issued an order against the rally on Friday.
“Look, you can get married, you just can’t have 1,000 people at your wedding,” Cuomo said.
The state had not heard back from the parties served with the order, but a special attorney for the governor said during Saturday’s briefing that those involved can request a hearing with the health commissioner.