Covid Spoiler: Miss World 2021 Finale Postponed, 17 Contestants Including India’s Manasa Test Covid +

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Published: December 17,2021 02:27 PM
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Organisers of Miss World 2021 informed that the finale of the global beauty pageant has been temporarily postponed after 17 contestants and staff members tested positive for Covid.

December 17, 2021: Organisers of Miss World 2021 informed that the finale of the global beauty pageant has been temporarily postponed after 17 contestants and staff members tested positive for Covid. The announcement was made on Thursday, just hours before the event was scheduled to start. The contestants are currently in isolation in Puerto Rico, where the finale was scheduled to take place.



"Keeping in mind the rising Covid cases amongst the contestants, the Miss World Organisation has taken the decision to postpone the Miss World finale," said an official statement.



Manasa Varanasi, who was crowned Miss India World 2020 and is representing India at the pageant also tested positive.



We were in great disbelief that she (Manasa Varanasi) might not be able to grace the world stage inspite of her immense hard work and dedication, however her safety is of utmost importance to us," Miss India Organisation said on their official Instagram page.



"We can't wait to welcome Manasa back home, nurture her back to health and send her back stronger, healthier and happier," it added.