Miss England 2019 is hanging up her crown to fight Covid-19

Clay Curtis
April 8, 2020

In what can be called a true humanitarian gesture, Bhasha Mukherjee, a 24-year-old Kolkata-born woman who was crowned Miss England back in August 2019, has chose to put a pause on her charity work and return to her home country, England, to serve as a doctor, given the Covid-19 crisis.

Bhasha Mukherjee, 24, took a break from her role as a junior doctor in an England hospital to undertake charity work around the world.

After being crowned Miss England, she was invited back to India to represent local charities.

Mukherjee was getting messages from former colleagues at her old hospital, the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, eastern England, telling her how hard the situation was for them.

The girl revealed she just wanted to get back home and return back to work, saying she felt a sense of the degree she studied for indicating that the current situation is the best time to use it. She had initially chose to take a break from her medical career to focus on charity work after winning the crown - until the coronavirus pandemic changed her decision.

Before returning to work, Mukherjee is apparently self-isolating for one to two weeks. "I've been to Africa, Turkey, and India was the first of the Asian countries I was going to travel to".

United Kingdom on Tuesday reported a record 786 new COVID-19 deaths in its daily update, following two days of falling figures.

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She then proceeded with contacting the hospital's management and informing that she meant to return back to work.

Speaking during the interview with CNN, Mukherjee disclosed it felt wrong to be wearing her Miss England crown when people all over the world are dying of COVID-19.

Mukherjee, who was working for various charities overseas, was in India before she returned to the UK. "It was incredible the way the whole world was celebrating all key workers, and I wanted to be one of those, and I knew I could help".

But, she added: "I wanted to come back home".

"There's no better time for me to be Miss England and helping England at a time of need", she said.

The beauty commented, "There's no better time for me to be Miss England".

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