Miss Universe positive COVID19: Could the pageant be canceled?


  • A beauty pageant contestant tests positive for COVID-19
  • The event organizers released the news
  • The event will continue as planned

IS THE CONTEST CANCELED? A Miss Universe contestant tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Israel where this year’s event will be organized. The news arrived in full of the organizations for the contest and with the fear that it could get to be canceled; So far, they have not reported who the contestant is, but that organization will continue.

The organizers of the beauty pageant did not give more details about it or inform whether the young woman would be exposed to the new variant ‘Ómicron’ that has caused serious fears to the population, in addition to the serious problems that the contest faced when entering a country with conflicts with Palestine. But Andrea Meza, the current Miss Universe, mentioned that the pageant should not be politicized and people should take it as “a place where all women come together.”

IS THE CONTEST IN TROUBLE?

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A couple of days after starting the Miss Universe pageant, the organizations are facing more problems than expected and report that one of their contestants tested positive for COVID-19, after arriving in Israel, the country that welcomed the pageant . This news put the beauty pageant in check due to fear that other contestants have been infected.

According to The Associated Press, the country has not stopped its plans to hold the beauty pageant despite closing the borders in the face of the new variant of the coronavirus. But, it was reported that the case of contagion among the contestants is not the only concern that the organizers of the famous beauty pageant maintain.

Miss Universe COVID19 positive: Who is the contestant who tested positive?

Miss Universe COVID19 positive: Who is the contestant who tested positive?
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The Associated Press reported that the contestant was not identified and it was not clear if he had the omicron variant, which has generated worldwide alarm and was detected in a traveler returning to Israel last week. Although, various rumors have already pointed to one of the contestants who did not appear in the events organized by the contest in that country.

However, Noticias SIN, presented the alleged identity of the contestant who tested positive for COVID-19. It is about Clémence Botino, Miss France, 24 years old, who arrived in Israel before the government established new restrictions and after taking the corresponding tests, she came out with a positive result; International media, assure that the young woman has already been isolated in a hotel room in the city and the other contestants are being tested regularly. Filed Under: Miss COVID19 Positive Universe

Miss Universe positive COVID19: Will the contest continue?

Miss Universe positive COVID19: Will the contest continue?
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The agency also mentioned that the Miss Universe Organization said that most of the 80 contestants have arrived in Israel and the event It will take place as planned on December 12 in the southern city of Eilat with strict protocols for the coronavirus. So far, some contestants are active on social networks and have made a demonstration of how the preparations are going.

The contestants will compete in their national, gala and bathing suits, as well as answering various questions, the AP reported. Given the negatives that have existed from certain groups about the contest, the possibility that December 12 will arrive without any problem is increasingly difficult; The pageant was already in the spotlight for being held in Israel amid boycott calls against the country for its treatment of Palestinians, USA Today noted. Filed Under: Miss COVID19 Positive Universe

Miss Universe positive COVID19: The opinion of the organizers?

Miss Universe positive COVID19: The opinion of the organizers?
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According to The Associated Press, organizers said the contestant tested positive upon arrival in Israel and was taken to a government-provided isolation hotel. The participant I was fully vaccinated and he had been tested before leaving for Israel, they said.

This information caused some fear among the organizers because several of the contestants have been living with each other, without the necessary sanitary measures. Several of the young women have shown themselves without the constant use of the mask and the prudent distance, so the tests will begin to be more demanding than they already were. Filed Under: Miss COVID19 Positive Universe

Miss Universe positive COVID19: A problem for Israel?

Miss Universe positive COVID19: A problem for Israel?
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The agency mentioned that Israel hoped the contest would help attract tourists and project an image of the country as a safe destination during the pandemic.. But the contest was already in the spotlight before calls from groups to boycott it for the country’s treatment of the Palestinians; Such problems have jeopardized the idea of ​​organizing this contest in the Middle Eastern country.

The problems were reflected from the moment Malaysia said it would not send a contestant due to COVID concerns and the South African government withdrew its support for its representative. Both countries support the Palestinian cause, AP noted. Due to issues related to COVID, last week there was rumor about a case of the new ‘omicron’ variant, so the alarms have been set off against the organization of the contest and the countries in constant conflict. Filed Under: Miss COVID19 Positive Universe

Miss Universe positive COVID19: Politicize the contest? Andrea Meza’s opinion

Miss Universe positive COVID19: Politicize the contest?  Andrea Meza's opinion
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The current Miss Universe, Andrea Meza, gave an interview to The Associated Press, answering the doubts that have been generated after the boycott groups that have been pointing out the beauty pageant and its organization with Israel were pointed out; For this reason, the Mexican pointed out that the contest should not be “politicized” and take it as a moment of union between women.

“All with different beliefs, with different origins, with different cultures, they all come together and when you are there you forget politics and religion,” Meza told The Associated Press. “It’s just about accepting other women,” he concluded. Unfortunately, the beauty pageant once again enters controversy and a whole topic of debate has been created about it. Filed Under: Miss COVID19 Positive Universe

To advocate for the Palestinians?

To advocate for the Palestinians?
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Amid fears over the contestant who tested positive, organizers must confront the political situation in Israel and the alleged boycott that a certain pro-Palestinian group is carrying out. According to the AP, supporters of the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, known as BDS, see boycotting the contest as a non-violent way to advocate for Palestinian rights.

Israel’s occupation of territory the Palestinians seek to create a future state has lasted into its sixth decade and peace negotiations have been stalled for more than 10 years, the AP noted. Unfortunately, the beauty pageant has gotten in the way of BDS’s plans and its constant fight with Israel.

MORE DANGER THAN THE ‘DELTA’ VARIANT?

WHO “monitors” new variant of coronavirus
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According to The Associated Press, the WHO reported on a surprising discovery that triggered the alerts of specialized scientists and that more than one nation was deeply concerned. According to the agency, the discovery of a new variant of the coronavirus sent a chill across much of the world on Friday.

This alert, generated that nations rushed to stop air travel, markets fell dramatically and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which were largely unknown, the AP noted. So far, the population has begun to be alerted so that they begin to take twice as much care as has already been established.

A worrying variant?

WHO names coronavirus variant: What is the name of the variant?
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It has been more than a year since the existence of the Coronavirus was made known and for a couple of months, populations know one of the most dangerous variants: Delta. Now, it has been announced that there is a new doubly dangerous variant. For this reason, a World Health Organization panel named the variant “Omicron.”

Like, it was mentioned classified as a highly communicable worrisome virus, the same category that includes the delta variant, the most prevalent in the world, reported AP. This news brought with it the fear of the organization since in the last preliminary study that was carried out it was concluded that it has a greater risk of reinfection.

More restrictions?

WHO names coronavirus variant: More restrictions?
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One of the points that most nations had in common was that more restrictions should be established in terms of international travel. As mentioned by The Associated Press, the United States joined the European Union and several other countries in establish travel restrictions for visitors from southern Africa.

It was through a statement that the White House reported on the restrictions that would be made from November 29 to establish an order in question of travel from southern Africa. AP, rescued that the White House said the United States will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries in the region.

Who will it apply to?

WHO names coronavirus variant: Who will it apply to?
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The New York Post reported that the travel ban does not apply to US citizens or permanent residents. But, above all, he stressed that the restrictions go to the countries of: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.

The restrictions came after nations such as the UK, the EU, Canada and several other countries began announcing travel bans in southern Africa, for the new variant they have labeled as doubly contagious. Until now, it is not known until what date the restrictions will be lifted.

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