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Harvey Weinstein Moved to Isolation with ‘101-Degree Temperature’

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Weinstein arriving at the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City in February 2020

Note that the disgraced movie mogul was previously rumored to have contracted COVID back in March, but that his illness at the time was never officially diagnosed.

A spokesman for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said they could not comment on individual cases but anyone displaying Covid-19 symptoms is immediately isolated and tested.

A source confirmed to The Post on Tuesday that the 68-year-old former producer was waiting to get his coronavirus test results back at a maximum security prison in upstate NY.

According to TMZ, Harvey was tested for COVID early Tuesday (November 17), and was reportedly placed in isolation for 72 hours.

Weinstein's representatives said they were "working with the NYSDOCCS and the excellent team at Wende CF to ensure Mr Weinstein receives the proper medical attention he needs".

Second coronavirus rumour about incarcerated WeinsteinHarvey is serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault. If the results are what is expected (meaning: positive) then he'll be taken to the prison's hospital.

After being found guilty in February, Weinstein left the court in an ambulance and detoured to Bellevue Hospital, complaining of chest pains and high blood pressure.

He is now being detained at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate NY.

The disgraced Hollywood mogul is considered vulnerable to coronavirus due to his age, weight and other medical issues, including a heart condition and high blood pressure.

Already spending 23 years behind bars after being found guilty of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act in the state of NY in March, he is also facing further charges in California for different allegations of rape and sexual assault.

They also argued against extraditing him to Los Angeles, where he is facing 11 charges for sexual assault, because California prisons are rife with coronavirus.

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