Due to the health and safety of contestants, employees, crew, and the general public, iss World 2021 has temporarily postponed its global broadcast finals in Puerto Rico.
The finale will be rescheduled for the following 90 days at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot.
According to an official media release posted online by the Miss World organization, the decision was made by the event’s organizers to postpone the globally broadcast finale at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot to be held within the next 90 days after meeting with the virologists and medical experts hired to oversee the Miss World 2021 event and discussing with the Puerto Rico Health Department.
Additional safety procedures were introduced yesterday in the best interests of the participants, production crew, and fans, as the event heightened risks on stage and in the dressing room.
However, after further positive instances were confirmed this morning following consultation with health officials and specialists, the decision to postpone the event was made.
According to medical professionals, the next step is immediate quarantine, pending monitoring and further testing in accordance with best procedures in instances like these.
Contestants and related employees will return to their home countries only if they have been cleared by health experts and advisors.
Miss World officials released a press note that said ” Miss World 2021 temporarily postpones global broadcast finale in Puerto Rico due to health and safety interest of contestants, staff, crew and general public
The finale will be rescheduled at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – 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 RicoColiseum Jose Miguel Agrelot to be held within the next 90 days.
As of yesterday, additional safety measures were implemented in the best interest of the contestants, production team and spectators, understanding the event increased risks on the stage and in the dressing room. However, after additional positive cases were confirmed this morning after consulting with health officials and experts, the postponement decision was made.
The next step according to the medical experts is immediate quarantine, pending observation and further testing according to best practices in situations like this.
Once and only when contestants and staff are cleared by health officials and advisors, will contestants and related staff return to their home countries.
“We are very much looking forward to the return of our contestants, (who we have grown to know and love), to compete for the Miss World crown” said Julia Morley, CEO of Miss World Ltd. Puerto Rico offers a safe environment and a spectacular backdrop for filming the Miss World Festival !”
Miss India organization wrote “Keeping in mind the rising covid cases amongst the contestants, the Miss World Organization has taken the decision to postpone the Miss World Finale. Our queen, Manasa Varanasi is one of the contestants who has been tested Covid positive & is currently in isolation in Puerto Rico. We, at the Miss India Organization, were in great disbelief that she might not be able to grace the world stage inspite of her immense hard work & dedication, however her safety is of utmost priority to us. We thank Mrs. Julia Morley for prioritizing the health
of not only the countries infected but also the team & other contestants above the pageant. We pray for their health & wish a speedy recovery for all those infected. We can’t wait to welcome Manasa back home, nurture her back to health & send her back stronger, healthier & happier.
Power to you all!”