After what 15 title contenders and a Miss Mexico staff member tested positive for Covid-19, the Secretary of Health of the State of Chihuahua ruled on him disease outbreak in the contest.
“The Secretary of Health of the State of Chihuahua regrets the lack of honesty and transparency of the organizing committee of the Miss Mexico Contest and encourages people who were close to the contestants or collaborators to be aware of their appearance of symptoms and remain in isolation for 14 days, “he said in a statement.
The agency assured that it carried out an epidemiological investigation and established preventive and aid measures for medical care.
He added that it was an anonymous call that denounced that 11 members of Miss Mexico presented symptoms.
When personnel from the State Commission for the Prevention of Sanitary Risks came forward and applied rapid tests, they were negative; however, they applied PCR tests between the 32 candidates and the staff.
It was Friday July 2, one day after the final in which Michoacan Karolina Vidales was the winner, that Luis Jiménez Corzo, commercial director of the competition, confirmed a positive case: that of Isela Serrano, Miss Chihuahua.
But what was reported contrasted with what was said by a source, who stated that the organizers were aware that representatives of Zacatecas, Yucatán, Nuevo León, Mexico City, among other states, had symptoms since June 25.
It was on Sunday, July 4, that the results of 43 laboratory tests were delivered, of which 16 were positive.