Weinstein does not have virus: spokesmen

Jill Serjeant
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Former US film producer Harvey Weinstein has not contracted the coronavirus while in prison, his spokesmen say, but he is being closely monitored due to a number of other health issues.

Weinstein, 68, is serving 23 years in prison in New York after being convicted in February for sexual assault and rape.

Weinstein, who pleaded not guilty at the trial, is appealing.

His health became a cause of concern earlier this week when it was reported that he was running a high fever and was being tested for the virus.

"We can report that Mr Weinstein's fever has dropped but is still being closely monitored. We can also report at this time that he does not have COVID-19," Weinstein's spokesman Juda Engelmayer and Craig Rothfeld, his health representative said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement added that Weinstein's health was being closely monitored for underlying health issues that include a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis.