One of the musicians who was hired to play at the wedding and spoke to VIN News on condition of anonymity confirmed that the family put the kibosh on the wedding which was to have taken place at the Vayoel Moshe hall in Williamsburg.
DOH spokesperson Michael Lanza told VIN News that it did not order the wedding’s cancellation.
Sources told VIN News that the groom is from out of town while the bride is a Williamsburg resident. Out of respect to the families and to protect their privacy, VIN News is not releasing the names of the couple.
52 confirmed cases of measles have been reported to the DOH, originating with children who visited Israel where more than 2,000 cases have been reported as previously reported by VIN News (http://bit.ly/2VbJtuH).
The virus, which has infected nearly 100 in Rockland County and has also hit Lakewood, has been spreading in Brooklyn through unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children, prompting the DOH to order children who reside in certain zip codes in Borough Park and Williamsburg to stay home from school until their immunizations are up to date.