The seventieth remaining of the Miss World competitors was canceled mere hours earlier than it was resulting from begin in Puerto Rico’s San Juan after greater than 20 contestants examined optimistic for Covid-19.
The annual occasion was resulting from happen on Thursday, however will now be rescheduled “inside the subsequent 90 days.”
“Miss World 2021 briefly postpones the worldwide broadcast finale in Puerto Rico resulting from well being and security curiosity of contestants, workers, crew and normal public,” the pageant organizers mentioned in a Fb assertion.
In complete, 23 out of 97 contestants — in addition to 15 members of workers — examined optimistic for Covid-19, Puerto Rico Well being Division epidemiologist Melissa Marzán informed the media.
All contestants and workers who’ve caught the virus are self-isolating and can return to their dwelling international locations as soon as “they’re cleared by well being officers and advisors,” the Miss World’s assertion mentioned.
With final yr’s competitors fully canceled because of the pandemic, the 2019 winner, Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica, nonetheless retains the wonder queen title.