Joe Exotic, the star of Netflix series Tiger King, has been kept into isolation ward after he showed COVID-19 symptoms. It is being speculated that Joe might have caught the novel Coronavirus at his previous jail where a few of his inmates were tested positive for the deadly virus.
While Joe took precautionary measures and was self-isolated, he might have already contracted the coronavirus. The prison authorities claim that he has positive for COVID-19. However, Joe or Joseph Maldonado-Passage’s fourth husband Dillon Passage, 24, confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that the star is kept in a quarantine facility.
“We speak like three to five times every day, but since he’s been moved to this new facility, they are putting him on a COVID-19 isolation because of the previous jail he was at, there were cases,” he stated on SiriusXM Radio Andy show.
The 57-year-old reality star is currently serving his jail term of 22 years in Texas. He was arrested after facing charges of animal abuse and murder-for-hire. He came to limelight after the murder of animal rights activist Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue.
With 17 animal abuse charges and two murder-for-hire cases, Joe was also punished for violating the Endangered Species Act.
Meanwhile, the USA has now become the new epicentre of COVID-19 with more than 2 lakh cases so far. These are on an exponential rise, claiming over six thousand lives.