Miss World Pageant Postponed As 23 Contestants Test Positive For COVID-19
23 participants of The Miss World 2021 beauty pageant have tested positive for the ravaging COVID-19 virus.
The pageant which was meant to hold in Puerto Rico has now been postponed to ensure the recovery of the affected persons.
The organisers said the global broadcast finale was postponed due to the health and safety interests of contestants, staff, crew and the general public.
The finale will be rescheduled at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days, the statement issued late Thursday said.
”After meeting with the virologists and medical experts hired to oversee the Miss World 2021 event and discussing with the Puerto Rico Health Department, the decision has been made by the organizers of the event to postpone the globally broadcast finale at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot to be held within the next 90 days”, part of the statement read.