The Hill
The Hill 17 Oct 2020

Gov. Cuomo speaks on New York wedding with 10,000 attendees shut down amid COVID-19


"You can get married, you just can't have a thousand people at your wedding. You get the same result at the end of the day -- you're just married. It's also cheaper."

New York officials this week shut down a wedding expected to draw 10,000 guests amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) confirmed on Saturday.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said Sunday that he is planning to close schools and nonessential businesses in nine neighborhoods that have seen increases in coronavirus positivity rates.
While New York has beaten back the coronavirus - at least for now - city officials have been slow to reopen entertainment venues, in fear of a second wave.

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Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York, US.
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