Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus

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Harvey Weinstein has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein is one of two inmates at a New York state prison facility that tested positive for the coronavirus.

The head of the state correctional officers union said Monday that Weinstein was diagnosed and quarantined just days after being transferred to Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York.

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Michael Powers is president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association. He says five officers and two supervisors at Wende were also placed in isolation because of possible exposure to the virus.

The 68-year-old former film producer is serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault. He was previously locked up at New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has had a spate of coronavirus cases.

Over the last couple of days, notable dignitaries and entertainers have announced their diagnosis, including Utah Democrat Ben McAdams, opera singer Placido Domingo and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

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