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Judge at Ghislaine Maxwell trial warns ‘astronomical’ surge in NYC COVID cases could disrupt proceedings

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NEW YORK — The judge presiding over Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial warned the courtroom Tuesday that the swell of coronavirus cases in New York City could end up disrupting the trial. “We are seeing an astronomical spike in the number of COVID-positive cases in New York City over the last one to two weeks due to the omicron variant,” said Manhattan federal court Judge Alison Nathan. “And we now face a high and escalating risk that jurors or trial participants may need to quarantine, thus disrupting trial — putting at risk our ability to complete this trial.” Nathan said extending deliberations by a…

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