A cluster of optimistic coronavirus circumstances was confirmed among the many Hasidic community in Borough Park on Wednesday as their Satmar Rebbe issued an edict to shut all spiritual buildings, The Post has realized.
A rep for Asisa Urgent Care, which caters predominantly to the Hasidic community, instructed The Post Wednesday they’d “over 100 optimistic” COVID-19 checks come again and the vast majority of folks examined “had been from the community.”
“More are coming in as we communicate,” the rep mentioned.
As of Wednesday at three p.m. there have been a complete of 1,339 circumstances in the Big Apple, which means the hundred-plus circumstances in Borough Park account for almost 10% of the optimistic check outcomes.
The information comes as two movies emerged late Tuesday exhibiting members of the Orthodox Jewish community and the Hasidic community brazenly defying social distancing orders by internet hosting crowded, raucous weddings.
New York State Commissioner of Health Howard Zucker mentioned they’re investigating the potential cluster in Borough Park however workers for Governor Andrew Cuomo declined to say something additional, citing an ongoing investigation.
Late Tuesday, the top of the ultra-conservative Satmar Hasidic sect in Williamsburg issued a directive ordering all synagogues and different spiritual buildings to be closed, in accordance with a replica of the edict posted to Twitter.
The edict mentioned the Jewish community ought to obey the legislation and for the subsequent 15 days, all Satmar synagogues, yeshivas and colleges will probably be closed.
Additional reporting by Bernadette Hogan