These new draconian directives put a ten-person limit on gatherings in private residences, including apartments and houses. As Breitbart News notes, that means a radical change to many family plans for even small Thanksgiving dinners, forcing cancellation or risking being in violation of state law.
Restaurants and bars are also being ordered to close at 10 p.m. because health authorities are convinced that late-night dining and drinking are riskier, perhaps because people can stay longer when drinking and dining places are open later. Gyms too must close at 10 p.m. for some inexplicable reason.
“NYS is taking action to stop the spread in response to rising COVID numbers. Any establishment with a state liquor license, including bars and restaurants, must close at 10pm. Gyms must also close at 10pm. These new statewide rules will take effect Friday, 10pm.”
Such restrictions in New York and elsewhere are nothing more than a power play on the part of local Democrat leaders, whose own incompetence (particularly Cuomo’s) in handling the coronavirus pandemic is nothing short of criminal.