5 Religious Groups Reportedly Fined For New York City Gatherings – By Jake Dima (Daily Caller) / Oct 12 2020
Five religious organizations were reportedly fined thousands of dollars by New York authorities for violating coronavirus restrictions.
The Borough Park institutions were each reportedly issued $15,000 fines for having more than 10 people present in an indoor gathering, according to WNBC-TV reporter Myles Miller. The neighborhood in Brooklyn is home to a large Orthodox Jewish population.
NEW: Five #BoroughPark religious institutions were levied $15,000 fines for having more than 10 people inside. It’s a violation of the city health code, per @NYCSHERIFF. None were shutdown because the agency has no authority to do so.
— 𝐌𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐍. 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 (@MylesMill) October 11, 2020
Approximately 300 Orthodox congregants — led by a coronavirus-positive rabbi — allegedly packed into the Bobov-45 synagogue in the area on Friday, according to the Gothamist, despite Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent move to limit gatherings in houses of worships in “red zones” to 25% capacity or 10 people maximum.