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Contestant in Israel-hosted Miss Universe diagnosed with COVID

Contestants congratulate new Miss Universe Catriona Gray, center, from the Philippines during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17, 2018.(AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Contestants congratulate new Miss Universe Catriona Gray, center, from the Philippines during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17, 2018.(AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

A contestant at the Miss Universe contest being held in the southern Israel city of Eilat has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the event’s organizers say.

The unidentified contestant is said to have tested positive in a test taken upon landing in Israel, and to have been quarantining ever since.

All those who have come in contact with her have been notified, including other contestants and production members.

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