Miss Mexico 2021 Pageant Went On With Half COVID+

The Guardian reports:

Organisers pushed ahead with a Mexican beauty pageant in spite of a Covid-19 outbreak that infected almost half the contestants, it has emerged. At least 15 of the 32 contestants in the Miss Mexico 2021 pageant tested positive for coronavirus. A pageant staff member also tested positive, according to the Chihuahua state health secretariat.

“Even though many [of the contestants] were coughing, had body aches and even a temperature, they asked them not to complain,” a source from the pageant told the newspaper Reforma. The pageant ended early on Saturday after the COVID-19 test results came back positive, according to the Associated Press.

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