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Breaking News: Harvey Weinstein has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and is being held in isolation. While his prison cannot legally confirm this, the State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision confirmed that two inmates at the Wende Correctional Center near Buffalo, NY (where Weinstein is locked up) have tested positive. This agency also announced they are suspending all visits to prison inmates to counter the spread of the virus. Officials familiar with Weinstein’s situation told The Niagara Gazette that they believe Weinstein was positive with the virus when he entered the state prison system last Wednesday from the Rikers Island jail in New York City. . . . #vandypopcrimereport #vandypop #dailydish #popculture #pop #omg #celebrities #celebs #news #tv #television #celebritynews #entertainment #entertainmentnews #harveyweinstein #sexualassault #metoo #timesup #weinstein #rikers #rikersisland #jail #prison #wende #wendecorrectionalfacility #buffalony #coronavirus #coronavirusnews #covid19 #niagaragazette
Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, who is serving his 23-year sentence, has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus and is now isolated at the Wende Correctional Facility in Western New York City.
This is following the news of New York City having the most number of coronavirus cases in jails across the United States, with over 38 people testing positive around the Rikers Island complex.
Prior to these reports, Daily Mail UK said that Weinstein has told the prison staff he believed he had the virus when he entered the facility last Wednesday, Mar. 18.
The correctional facility was only meant to be a temporary stop before he was due for evaluation regarding which state prison would meet his “security, medical, mental health and other needs.”
There are some Twitter users questioning how Weinstein was able to get tested right away.
Harvey Weinstein tests positive for Coronavirus.
I have a friend who's pregnant & has symptoms. She tested negative for Flu & Strep but can't get a test for coronavirus😷
BUT HARVEY WEINSTEIN GOT A TEST?!?
They should have isolated him but why waste a precious test on him?!?😡 https://t.co/VVIRMmke2u
— Alison Greene (@GrassrootsSpeak) March 22, 2020
Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic.
Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for COVID-19. He is in prison.
Why are celebrities & politicians able to get tested like they were just swinging by the pharmacy to pick up a prescription?
WHERE ARE THE TESTS?
— Melissa Blake (@melissablake) March 23, 2020
As a prisoner, Harvey Weinstein was able to both take a COVID test and receive the results.
Meanwhile, there are thousands of Americans who aren’t convicted rapists begging to be tested.
Just another shameful indictment of our system. https://t.co/fm6Ou0YTaw
— Nathan H. Rubin (@NathanHRubin) March 22, 2020
In the States, there is a shortage of test kits which has hindered nationwide testing. According to Eric Bank of the Association of Public Health Laboratories, “There are ‘acute, serious shortages across the board’ for supplies needed to do the tests.”
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