By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER
NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell is citing an astronomical spike in the number of coronavirus cases in New York City in urging jurors to work longer hours. Judge Alison J. Nathan told lawyers Tuesday that she was concerned that there was a high and escalating risk that jurors and trial participants may need to quarantine if they get the virus. Before sending jurors home Tuesday, Nathan told them they would be expected to work all week until there is a verdict. Tuesday was the fourth full day of deliberations. They’re deciding whether Maxwell aided Jeffrey Epstein in the sexual abuse of teenage girls.