Puerto Rican well being authorities have confirmed 17 individuals concerned with the continuing Miss World 2021 pageant have examined constructive for Covid-19. Whereas it wasn’t instantly clear how most of the members had been amongst these contaminated, the Miss World Organisation stated there have been about seven “remoted” candidates with attainable coronavirus infections, based on Puerto Rican each day Primera Hora.
The finals for the worldwide magnificence contest are to be held on Thursday on the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, the place reigning Miss World Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica is scheduled to crown her successor. The annual competitors, which is internet hosting its seventieth occasion this 12 months, was cancelled in 2020 owing to the coronavirus pandemic, making Singh the longest-reigning Miss World in historical past.
“Within the case of Miss World, there are 17 positives … yesterday there was discuss of seven, however that quantity went up,” Puerto Rico’s well being division spokesperson Lisdian Acevedo advised Primera Hora. Acevedo stated the variety of circumstances consists of candidates in addition to technical personnel and that every one these contaminated had been vaccinated.
Whereas none of those that examined constructive required hospitalisation, they need to observe a compulsory 10-day isolation interval, Acevedo stated.
Miss World chairwoman Julia Morley advised Primera Hora that candidates who examined constructive is not going to be allowed on stage on the finals “if they do not produce a unfavourable molecular PCR take a look at”. Nonetheless, they’ll nonetheless be within the operating for the crown.
“Realizing the seriousness of this international scenario that all of us face, we took steps to seize the distinctive expertise of every contestant in order that, in case they could not be part of us, they may nonetheless win the crown as Miss World 2021. The panel of judges will assessment your pre-recorded video content material to make their ultimate choice,” Morley stated.
“The Miss World Organisation is following nationwide pointers. We’re an skilled and accountable international organisation that could be very excited to have a good time our seventieth anniversary in Puerto Rico and we stay devoted to the well being and security of our members and the individuals of Puerto Rico.”
Final month on the Miss Universe pageant, Miss France Clemence Botino was pressured to quarantine for 10 days after she examined constructive upon her arrival in Israel. Botino, who made it to the finals in Eilat on December 12, addressed the problem on stage.
“We live [through] a global disaster. We have now to deal with it, now the scenario made me stronger,” she advised the viewers.
Contestants from 98 nations are collaborating within the Miss World contest this 12 months, together with Khadija Omar, Somalia’s first hijabi candidate. Representatives from Iraq, Tunisia and Turkey are additionally within the race.
Miss World, which started as a bikini contest, has drastically modified its format over time. In 2014, it famously did away with the controversial swimsuit spherical.
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