Israel will host Miss Universe contest as scheduled, though variant

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Israel will host the beauty contest Miss Universe on December 12, despite imposing travel restrictions in an attempt to avoid the Ômicron variant, Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov said on Sunday (28).

Razvozov said participants in the contest, which will be held at the Red Sea resort of Eilat, can undergo PCR tests every 48 hours and other precautionary measures.

Israel announced this Saturday (27) the ban on foreigners entering the country, after detecting the new variant in the country a day before.

“This is an event that will be broadcast in 174 countries, a very important event, which Eilat also really needs,” Razvozov told reporters.

“We will know how to manage this event. So, using the layoffs committee, we will have events like this, which the country has already committed to and which we cannot cancel,” added Razvozov.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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