The coronavirus pandemic will no longer be an impediment to love in New York. The state’s governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, announced this Saturday that there will be no more excuses for couples who want to get married to have no trouble realizing their dream and will allow links through Zoom or other telematics platforms.
Technology will thus make it possible for lovers, their families and friends to witness a wedding without violating the restriction that prohibits the agglomeration of New Yorkers and to maintain more than two meters, a distance to avoid the spread of the Covid-19.
“You can get the license to get married online,” Cuomo said at his daily news conference on the coronavirus situation, adding that he has authorized the ceremonies to be done via video or other platforms like Zoom.
“There are no excuses, you can do it on Zoom. Yes or no,” he said with a big smile to show that the serious public health situation should not prevent New Yorkers in love from fulfilling their dreams.
New York, like other states in the United States and countries, have banned sporting or cultural events and the concentration of many people, social distancing and work from home have also been ordered as tools to prevent the spread of the virus, which has disrupted the lives of millions of people who have had to postpone important events, such as weddings, including actress and singer Jennifer López.
But the technology has come to the rescue of many who have been able to marry in some countries through platforms, to which the state of New York will now join.