A report from the United States Department of Justice indicates that socialite and alleged Jeffrey Epstein co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Hampshire while awaiting extradition to New York.
“Once she was in custody and began to relax, officials noticed that she was displaying symptoms related to coronavirus including watery eyes, cough, and mucus. She stood to be tested regardless of symptoms while in custody, but her symptoms and the profile of this particular case caused local officials to speed up the testing practice,” a release from the US Department of Justice stated.
“It looks really bad,” one New Hampshire official told The Brown Valley Observer. “Her symptoms seem advanced at this point and ultimately she will probably end up requiring a ventilator, more likely sooner than later.”
Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire Thursday morning in connection with Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring. Court papers related to her indictment allege that Maxwell was involved in the sexual abuse and trafficking of girls as young as 14 years old. She has faced allegations and previous charges related to her role as a procurer for Epstein’s alleged “sex island”
Coronavirus testing in jails is currently a standard practice in New Hampshire, with all newly arrested inmates tested before release into general population or otherwise moving or extraditing the inmate.
The DOJ release indicates that officials still intend to extradite Maxwell to New York, where she will take up residence in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center. Manhattan MCC made headlines in 2019 when alleged “sex-trafficker to the stars” and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in an area of the prison where cameras had reportedly malfunctioned, precluding Epstein from appearing in court and testifying about the sex trafficking ring. The incident sparked dozens of conspiracy theories.
Esptein’s infamous “sex island” has been linked to dozens of Hollywood celebrities and politicians through the years, including president Donald Trump and former president Bill Clinton.