Ghislaine Maxwell quarantined after prison staff tested positive for COVID-19

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Ghislaine Maxwell has been quarantined after staff tested positive for coronavirus in the prison where she awaits trial for aiding late financier Jeffrey Epstein with sexual abuse of girls, U.S. prosecutors said in a letter on Monday.The staff member tested positive last week and Maxwell was tested for the virus on Nov. 18 using a rapid test, which was negative, prosecutors said in a letter to the U.S. district judge. Alison Nathan.

Maxwell was quarantined at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn for 14 days, the letter said.

Maxwell has not shown any symptoms of COVID-19 and will be tested again at the end of his two-week quarantine.

The British socialite is allowed to leave her cell three times a day for thirty minutes during which she can make personal phone calls.

Legal calls to her lawyer are allowed three hours a day in a room where she is alone without a prison staff member.

Maxwell, 58, pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and prepare underage girls as young as 14 to engage in illegal sex acts in the mid-1990s, and not guilty of perjury for having denied any involvement in such a scheme when she testified. under oath. His trial is scheduled for July 2021.

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