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Harvey Weinstein tested for Covid in jail due to illness

Harvey Weinstein has come down with a fever and is being tested for the coronavirus, The Post confirmed on Tuesday.

The 68-year-old convicted rapist was awaiting results of his COVID-19 test at a maximum security prison in upstate New York, a source said.

“We can confirm that Mr. Weinstein has a fever and is being closely monitored by the excellent medical staff [at the Wende Correctional Facility] for which the entire legal defense team is grateful,” his reps, Juda Engelmayer and Craig Rothfeld, said in a statement.

TMZ first reported that Weinstein was tested for the virus on Tuesday morning, and that he’d been placed in isolation for 72 hours, pending the results.