The news broke a few hours ago. Olivia Yacé, Miss Côte d’Ivoire 2021, has tested positive for Covid-19. She will therefore not be able to participate in the parade of the great world beauty contest. However, she remains eligible for the coronation as Miss World.
Scheduled for the evening of December 16 in Puerto Rico, Olivia Yacé will not parade in the Miss World contest, much to the dismay of Ivorians. Resounding in the noises of the corridors, since the morning of this Thursday, the news is effective at the beginning of the afternoon, according to a press release from the Miss Ivory Coast Committee (COMICI).
« Urgent !! Last minute. After the information received from the Miss Word committee, our COMICI teams in Puerto Rico confirm that the representative of Côte d’Ivoire at Miss World 2021 as well as that of Guinea BISSAU tested positive for Covid yesterday afternoon . They have been under observation since yesterday as well as 5 other candidates, tested previously including Uganda, India, Indonesia, Cameroon and the representative of Tanzania by whom the chain of contamination started. COMICI reassures you that all these candidates including Olivia Yacé are not excluded from the competition. However, the committee is at work to ensure that their performance is taken into account. They will not be on the podium this evening of course, but they will indeed participate in the final certainly by video or by some other technological means. In addition, the Secretary General of COMICI Mr. Thierry Coffie will be live this afternoon on the COMICI Facebook page from Puerto Rico to answer all your questions and concerns. »Got the COMICI.
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As you may have read, however, she is not disqualified from the competition. Olivia Yacé will certainly not be on stage but the video recorded beforehand will allow her to be in the Race.
It should be noted that in addition to Olivia Yacé, several other Miss have tested positive for Covid-19 including Miss Guinea-Bissau, Uganda, India, Cameroon, Indonesia and Tanzania.