De Blasio: 16 New COVID Cases In Boro Park Is An “Early Warning Sign”


BORO PARK (VINnews) — After Sunset Park in Brooklyn saw a spike in COVID cases, Boro Park has followed suit, announced Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday.

The mayor said that Boro Park has seen 16 new cases in recent days, some of which may be linked to a recent large wedding that took place in the community.

“We are working immediately to galvanize community leaders, to work with Test and Trace Corps,” said de Blasio, who called the positive cases an “an early warning sign.”

While the mayor did not comment on whether or not the city would be penalizing the people involved with the wedding, he did say that it was in clear violation of state protocalls for COVID events, which may not operate at more than 50% capacity or host more than 50 people.

De Blasio seemed especially careful to not single out the Jewish community by name, which is unsurprising given the tremendous backlash he received after doing just that in an April tweet.

The mayor also stopped short of calling the situation a “cluster,” saying that as of now there isn’t enough evidence to reach that level.


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