Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 Francisca Luhong shares her covid-19 experience

21 Jan 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 Francisca Luhong James took to her official social media to share her experience after testing positive and eventually recovering from Covid-19. The 25-year-old diva was unsure of how she contracted the virus and informed she had tested positive for Covid-19 recently.

Francisca said she was infected despite following all the rules of social distancing and wearing the masks. She wrote on Instagram, "When I received the result, I realised it could be my fault (that I got it), but I did everything. I wore masks, sanitise, wash my hands, but it (still) happened. I was shaking when it happened and didn't know what to do.”



On being informed that she was Covid-19 positive, she spoke to her parents who reassured her. "I was so afraid to tell them because I know how worried they'll be (they very much did worry), but they managed to calm me down and asked me to follow the SOP”, she said.

Francisca said she then contacted the Health Ministry and was told to self-quarantine at home because she was asymptomatic. "It was scary to receive the result because I felt all okay, everything was fine. No fever. I had a slight back pain and a bit of flu, but other than that, all was good."

The Malaysian representative also apologised for not being able to reply to messages during that period. "After 10 days, the second test results came back negative, but now I'm in self isolation for a couple of days just to make sure everything is fine. I'm sorry that I didn't inform it publicly but I've informed all of my close contacts whom I've spoken to, and they did their tests and all of them had negative results," she said.



She attached both her Covid-19 test results on the same Instagram post. Francisco also thanked everyone for the positive messages, warm support and prayers.