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Religious backed by US supreme court over the New York virus curb.

On late Wednesday the US supreme court backed Jewish and Christian religious houses of worship challenging the latest restrictions in COVID-19 hotspots in New York.

The court has 6-3 conservative majority and voted 5-4 in the favour of request made by two Orthodox Jewish parish and Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn for an order to remove the res8firm being enforced .

Religious backed by US supreme court over the New York virus curb.
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This order was the first outcome of the court by President Donald Trump appointed conservative judge Amy Barret who casted a deciding vote in favour of these religious .Along with three liberals,conservative Cheif justice John Robert’s dissented the decision.

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In a decision made by Governor Andrew Cuomo on October 6that shut down non essential businesses in areas where the infection rates are high which also included some areas in Brooklyn.This decision limited religious institutions to conduct gatherings of up to 10 people only ans 25 people in some other places.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday dismissed as “irrelevant” a U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking coronavirus restrictions imposed on religious gatherings, saying it related to specific areas that were no longer considered at high risk.“It’s irrelevant from any practical impact because the zone that they were talking about has already been moot,” Cuomo said “I think this was really just an opportunity for the court to express its philosophy and politics.”he added

Governor Cuomo has also urged the New York citizens to “mask up” in his recent tweet ,he added that nearly 7 thousands people in the state have been tested positive and 67 people have died the day before due to the Corona virus.

These houses of worship said that the limitations violated the religious freedom protected by the US constitution’s first amendment .

Previously a federal judge in Brooklyn had rejected separate requests made by these religious groups back in October

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