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People News Roundup: Ghislaine Maxwell quarantined after jail staff member tests positive for COVID-19; Ice Bucket Challenge co-creator Patrick Quinn dies at age 37 and more

Quinn, who was born and grew up in Yonkers, New York, was co-founder of the campaign that raised more than $220 million for medical research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, his Facebook page said.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 24-11-2020 18:54 IST | Created: 24-11-2020 18:27 IST
People News Roundup: Ghislaine Maxwell quarantined after jail staff member tests positive for COVID-19; Ice Bucket Challenge co-creator Patrick Quinn dies at age 37 and more
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Ghislaine Maxwell quarantined after jail staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Ghislaine Maxwell has been quarantined after staff tested positive for coronavirus at the jail where she is awaiting trial on charges she aided late financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of girls, U.S. prosecutors said in a letter on Monday. The staff tested positive last week and Maxwell was checked for the virus on Nov. 18 using a rapid test which was negative, the prosecutors said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan.

Ice Bucket Challenge co-creator Patrick Quinn dies at age 37

Patrick Quinn, whose personal battle with ALS helped power the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising campaign, died on Sunday at age 37, seven years after his diagnosis, supporters announced on Facebook. Quinn, who was born and grew up in Yonkers, New York, was co-founder of the campaign that raised more than $220 million for medical research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, his Facebook page said.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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