Nearly half of the competitors at the Miss Mexico pageant have tested positive for COVID-19, despite all submitting a negative test before the contest, a health official has said.
The health secretary for the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua, Eduardo Fernandez Herrera, said 14 out of 32 contestants tested positive for the virus.
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One other person who was not taking part in the competition also contracted COVID-19.
Mr Herrera told local media all of the aspiring beauty queens submitted negative tests before the pageant in Chihuahua.
A source from the contest told Mexican newspaper Reforma the coronavirus outbreak began with the participants from Zacatecas and Yucatan, and a couple of days later, it spread among the…