Dr Lavanya Sivaji, Miss World Malaysia 2021, has been confirmed as one who tested positive for Covid after a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and she is presently in self-quarantine and is doing well.
Miss World 2021 Postpones Finale As The Malaysian Representative Is Amongst Those Tested Positive For COVID
Miss World 2021’s global broadcast finale in Puerto Rico will be rescheduled due to the case of an increase of Covid-19 infections.
The organiser said in a press release that the decision was reached after discussions with their medical experts and the Puerto Rico Health Department.
Consequently, they’ve opted to delay the internationally televised finale by 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 and after consulting with health officials and experts, the postponement decision was made," the organiser stated.
Health officials are taking the appropriate precautions to avoid further deterioration of the crisis, including immediate quarantine, monitoring, and testing.
Contestants and associated staff are permitted to return to their home countries only after obtaining proper clearance from local health authorities.
“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, the CEO of Miss World Ltd.
Source - Gempak
Meanwhile, Dr Lavanya Sivaji, Miss World Malaysia 2021, has been confirmed as one who tested positive for Covid-19.
The news was announced through another press release issued by Sean Wong, the national director of Miss World Malaysia, which was also published on Dr Lavanya’s social media accounts.
Dr Lavanya tested positive after a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and she is presently in self-quarantine and is doing well.
Wong also commended Dr Lavanya’s performances since her November arrival in Puerto Rico, noting that she has received support from fans worldwide.
“She has shown us resilience and an incredible fighting spirit. She will definitely overcome this adversity," Wong said.
Dr Lavanya said on Instagram that the last several days have been ‘extremely difficult to get through and it was indeed a bitter pill for her to swallow’.
Her concern for public health, on the other hand, significantly surpasses her desire to represent Malaysia in the final round.
“I have always been in a place where I give mental and emotional strength to those who are severely ill, grieving, in their deathbed and now I am instilling the same strength to myself to fight against this difficult circumstance.
The fight is not over yet, terima kasih Malaysia for always standing by my side, I will make Malaysia proud," Dr Lavanya wrote in the post.
Dr Lavanya would have lost the opportunity to appear on stage for her final show without the announcement, and her pre-recorded recordings and previous performances would have been examined to decide her place in the competition.
Nonetheless, as it turns out, Dr Lavanya still has faith.
Previously, the 70th Miss World Final was scheduled to telecast live worldwide on December 16 from San Juan’s Coliseo De Puerto Rico.
Miss World’s final night will celebrate Puerto Rico’s music, dancing, and culture, with special guest performances by Puerto Rican music industry luminaries.
Source – Malay Mail