Novak Djokovic clarifies COVID-19 positive test timeline amid skepticism

Defending men's champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.

Though an Australian courtroom ordered for Novak Djokovic to be launched from detention and have his restored, the federal government remains to be threatening to cancel his visa a second time and deport him. Varied experiences amid the drawn-out course of have led tennis followers world wide to query the specifics of his positive COVID-19 test from final month. 

The 20-time Grand Slam champion traveled to Australia after Victoria state authorities granted him a medical exemption to the nation’s strict vaccination necessities. Per his lawyer, it was granted as a result of the tennis star examined positive for COVID-19 final month. Nonetheless, upon arrival earlier this week, Australian Border Pressure rejected his exemption as invalid and barred him from coming into the nation.


Djokovic posted a statement on his social media accounts on Wednesday from Australia saying that he needed to “handle the persevering with misinformation about my actions and attendance at occasions in December within the lead as much as my positive PCR COVID test outcome.” Reviews had emerged that the tennis star had attended occasions whereas positive for COVID-19 and that he had checked a field stating he had not traveled within the final 14 days regardless of being seen in Spain and Serbia in the course of the time interval, per the Associated Press

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