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In a press release on social media, Miss World announced that the global broadcast finale of its 70th anniversary is postponed to a later date “due to health and safety interest of contestants, staff, crew and general public.”

News about a number of contestants and technical personnel being in isolation due to COVID-19 has recently been reported. Miss Indonesia Carla Yules is among those that were confirmed positive of the virus.

The Miss World 2021 finale should have been happening right now had it not been due to a reported number of delegates and staff contracting the virus.

The pageant “will be rescheduled at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days.”

The statement also stated that the contestants and related staff can return to their home countries once they are “cleared by health officials and advisors.”

Miss World’s press release regarding postponement of 2021 pageant | FB/msworldphil

Meanwhile, Miss World Philippines 2021 Tracy Maureen Perez’s COVID-19 test result was negative, as per the Instagram post of MWP National Director Arnold Vegafria.

“We would like to reassure local pageant fans that our official candidate, Ms. Tracy Maureen Perez has tested negative and is taking all precautionary measures to ensure her safety and well-being. Amid the unexpected turn of events, she continues to uphold her promise to do her best to bring home the crown,” he wrote.