Prominent Democrats in Brooklyn are being criticized for attending a birthday party as many of those in attendance weren’t wearing masks and practicing social distancing, despite the rising number Corona Virus Cases in New York City.
The party was held over the weekend to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of Carlo Cecora, President of the Building Trade Organization, the New York Building Congress.
Among the attendees were the Brooklyn Vice President, Ingrid Louis Martin, and former Brooklyn Democratic Party president Frank Sidio, Daily news mentioned.
Scissura told Fox News in a statement that the ceremony was a surprise, but expressed his “regret” for the event that took place last Saturday, even then the prime minister. Andrew Cuomo has restricted gatherings to 10 people or fewer to limit the spread of the virus.
Scissura said: “This is a particularly difficult time, and there were shortcomings that I feel sorry for. I very much appreciate my friends’ gesture to throw a surprise party for me, but we must all follow strict protocols so that we can get through this epidemic. ”
A spokesman for Cuomo did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
A person familiar with the event told Fox News that all Attendees were given a mask and temperatures Taken before entering the event.
The person also added that the event was “mainly outside,” despite photos showing at least twenty guests mingling in what looked like an indoor setting with tables and chairs.
Louis-Martin told the news outlet that only six or seven people were at the party when she arrived and she said that guests were coming and going “shifts,” stating that any photos with larger groups of people should be when the shifts overlapped. .
“I have antibodies. I was really sick. I wouldn’t have any anxiety about spreading or anything,” she added.