Andrew Cuomo. (EFE Agency)
Albany, New York – New York State authorities have placed restrictions on certain locations where the coronavirus has resurfaced, such as businesses, restaurants, schools and temples.
The new rules go into effect Friday in parts of Brooklyn and Queens, Orange and Rockland counties north of the city, and a region near the Pennsylvania border called Binghamton.
Some Jewish populations, whose ceremonies depend on the social congregation, complained about the measures. The Agudath Israel of America organization criticized the decision and denounced that religious practices were being treated unfairly.
The governor of the state, Andrew Cuomo, responded that the measures only seek to “protect the community and save lives.”
In New York City, about 11,600 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since Sept. 1, compared to fewer than 7,400 in August. In early April, between 5,000 and 6,000 people tested positive every day.
The number of daily deaths from the virus since September 1 has averaged four, compared with 550 in April.