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Novak Djokovic had COVID-19 a month ago, had clearance to enter Australia – court filing

Tennis world primary Novak Djokovic contracted COVID-19 final month however was not experiencing signs and had written clearance from Australia’s immigration division earlier than travelling to the nation with a medical exemption from its vaccination guidelines, his attorneys mentioned in a courtroom submitting on Saturday.

Djokovic, who’s in immigration detention in Australia after having his visa cancelled on arrival on Thursday, returned his first optimistic coronavirus take a look at on Dec. 16, 2021, however 14 days later “had not had a fever or respiratory signs of COVID-19 within the final 72 hours”, the submitting mentioned.

On Jan. 1, the Serbian sports activities star obtained “a doc from the Division of House Affairs (which) informed Mr Djokovic that his ‘responses point out(d) that (he met) the necessities for a quarantine-free arrival into Australia”, the paperwork added.

Djokovic, an outspoken critic of necessary vaccination, has by no means disclosed his personal vaccination standing. He’s difficult his visa cancellation in Australia’s federal courtroom in hopes of successful his twenty first Grand Slam on the Australian Open which begins on Jan. 17.

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