By Theodore Shoebat
Hundreds of people in New York have been told to self-quarantine after a man infected with coronavirus went to the same synagogue two days in a row.
Now the man’s son, wife and daughter now all test positive for coronavirus, as we read in a report from ABC7:
The wife, 20-year-old son, 14-year-old daughter and neighbor of a Westchester man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus have also all tested positive. That makes six positive cases in New York state.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the additional cases at a press conference on Wednesday morning. The governor said the neighbor is the person who drove the infected man to the hospital, therefore he was in an enclosed space with the man.
“We have unfortunately received news this morning that our student has tested positive for COVID-19,” Yeshiva University said in a statement on its website. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family as well as to all those affected.”
The Westchester County Health Commissioner has ordered that the synagogue shut down, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:
Westchester County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler has ordered an Orthodox Jewish temple in New Rochelle to shut down immediately, and more than 600 congregants to quarantine themselves after possible contact with a man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
These congregants and others may have been exposed to COVID-19 by a 50-year-old man who works as a lawyer in midtown Manhattan.
The man has an underlying respiratory condition and is in serious condition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
Several other schools have been shut down, according to ABC7:
Four schools in New York have closed after word that a man from Westchester County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The man’s positive test result for COVID-19 prompted the closure of Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, Westchester Torah Academy in White Plains, the Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR) Academy and SAR High School in Riverdale, the Bronx.