Serbian World No 1 Novak Djokovic continues to struggle his case in Melbourne after being denied entry to Australia on account of a visa confusion regardless of getting the vaccine exemption from the Australian Open authorities.
There was a brand new twist added to the entire episode when on Saturday, Djokovic’s lawyer submitted within the federal court docket that exemption was seeked as a result of the tennis participant had are available contact with the virus on December 16.
“I defined that I had been lately contaminated with COVID in December 2021 and on this foundation I used to be entitled to a medical exemption in accordance with Australian Authorities guidelines and steering,” Djokovic mentioned within the submitting about his expertise being detained at Melbourne Airport.
“Djokovic returned his first constructive COVID-19 take a look at on December 16 however by December 30 “had not had a fever or respiratory signs of COVID-19 within the final 72 hours”, the submitting additional says.
Nevertheless, on December 17, the athlete was seen distributing prizes at a younger gamers occasion in Belgrade.
If he had examined constructive on December 16, what was he doing at an occasion, the place nobody was sporting a masks, on December 17, is a giant query.
The Belgrade Tennis Affiliation had even posted photos of the occasion on their Fb web page which was attended solely by the prize winners.
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As per AFP, Djokovic attended one other occasion on December. It was when the Serbia nationwide postal service honoured him by launching a sequence of stamps that includes him and his sports activities achievements.
The continuing drama in Australia has turn out to be a political subject now.
Serbia authorities is saying Australia is treating Djokovic as a prisoner. It has additionally turn out to be a flashpoint for opponents of vaccine mandates all over the world. His submitting, forward of a court docket listening to on Monday over his visa cancellation, says Djokovic had obtained the exemption from match organiser Tennis Australia, with a follow-up letter from the Division of Residence Affairs saying he was allowed into the nation.