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New York state authorities have allowed remote marriages

Previously, legislation obliged newlyweds to attend registration in person. Now the certificate of marriage can be obtained remotely.

The governor of the US state of New York, Andrew Cuomo, issued an order on April 18 allowing remotely contract marriages. This was reported by the press service of the governor’s administration.

The document temporarily cancels the law, in which the personal presence of the bride and groom was necessary for the wedding.

Now civil servants have the right to hold wedding ceremonies through video conferencing, and the newlyweds will be able to get a marriage certificate remotely.

The order notes that due to the COVID-19 epidemic, most marriage registration bureaus were closed in the state, because of which residents could not receive documents on its conclusion.

According to American Johns Hopkins University, by the evening of Saturday in the state of New York, 235 thousand cases of COVID-19 were recorded. Most infected in the state capital of the same name — 131.6 thousand. In the neighboring administrative districts of Nasso and Suffolk — 28 thousand and 25 thousand infected, respectively.

More than 17 thousand residents of the state died of complications caused by a coronavirus. In the city of New York alone, the number of deaths reached 13.2 thousand.

The state of New York remains the main focus of the spread of coronavirus infection in the United States, where a total of 718 thousand cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed. Thus, almost one-third of all patients live in the state.

A total of 37.7 thousand people died of COVID-19 in the United States. In addition to New York, many deaths are recorded in Michigan, Illinois, and New Jersey.

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