29 Sep – A candidate for Miss Universe Philippines has recently been tested positive for COVID-19.
Maria Isabela Galeria, the candidate of Sorsogon, shared the news on social media and expressed her sadness over the situation as she and her team had followed all the safety precautions to safeguard from the infection.
"I have spoken with those that I saw recently. My team, my MUP sisters and those I had close contact with in Manila all tested Negative. I am in isolation and quarantined now."
"I ask whoever came into close contact with me to please inform your City/Municipal Health Officers and their team to check on your condition. Hoping that I did not pass on to you the virus. I am truly, deeply sorry," she added.
The 22-year-old had previously done modelling and was part of the Top 15 during the 2019 Binibining Pilipinas pageant.
(Photo Source: Maria Isabela Galeria Instagram)