The Miss Universe organization revealed on Monday that a fully vaccinated Miss Universe contestant has tested positive for COVID-19.
The organization did not release the name of the contestant but she was already taken to a government isolation hotel on Monday morning.
It was learned that the positive result was detected on arrival.
In view of the detection, the organizers called those who came in contact with the contestant to isolate as well.
At the moment, most of the competition’s 80 contestants are already in the country.
“The Miss Universe competition is under a number of strict COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, developed in accordance with Israeli officials and through best-in-class industry standards,” the organizer said in a statement.
“We continue to cooperate with the Israeli authorities and will share more information as it is appropriate,” it added.
Moreover, Israeli authorities have said they will continue with the pageant, which is expected to be held in Eilat on December 12, despite rolling out a ban on foreign entry into the country this week after the discovery of the new and potentially more infectious variant.