Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1 player, could face up to five years in prison if convicted on a positive test. The start of the New Year for world number one Novak Djokovic has begun with controversy. Novak Djokovic, 34, has been embroiled in controversy for days over the Corona Vaccine exemption.
The Australian Open tennis tournament kicks off in Melbourne on the 17th of this month (January 17, 2022). The tournament organizing committee and the Australian government have advised that all participants must be vaccinated against corona.
However, Djokovic, who came to the tournament, did not have the relevant documents related to the medical tests. He was detained at the airport after his visa was revoked. He fears his visa ban will prevent him from attending the Australian Open in the New Year.
Djokovic won a court case against the Australian government on Monday (January 10) after the Australian government revoked his visa and ordered his release from custody. Tennis star Djokovic has been confirmed to have a Govt-19 infection in December 2021, his lawyers say.
Therefore, the No. 1 ranked player was given a ‘medical exemption’ of up to six months as he was not eligible for the vaccine. Section 248 of the State Act – ‘Failure to comply with health regulations during an outbreak’ – is punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of three years.
If Djokovic had actually had a cove, he should not have travelled anywhere else before he left for Australia. His travel details are being investigated by the Australian Border Force. Recently, social media posts revealed that Djokovic was in Belgrade on Christmas Day, before leaving Spain on January 4.
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