The Serbian was accommodated in a hotel that is used as an “isolation center” and that also houses illegal immigrants who will be deported. Your situation is borderline.
Novak Djokovic still does not know if he will be able to play the Australian Open and in the last hours it was confirmed that the number 1 in the world of tennis will have to wait until Monday, January 10 to know the decision of the Government of Victoria, a state whose capital is Melbourne.
He is currently being held in a hotel after appealing the cancellation of his entry visa to Australia for not being vaccinated against Covid-19, in what has already become an international scandal.
In a hearing held this Thursday in that city, the Australian state lawyer Christopher Tran assured that the government does not plan to expel the Serbian before Monday when a second judicial mediation takes place.
Djokovic’s family, angry
Djordje Djokovic was very upset by the situation his brother Novak is experiencing: “He is not a criminal, he is an athlete.”
Srdjan Djokovic, father of the tennis player, considered that “he is being crucified” for the decision not to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, which generated a conflict in his attempt to enter Australia to play the first Grand Slam of the year from 17 January.
“Jesus was crucified on the cross, and everything was done for him, but he is alive among us even today. Now Novak is being crucified, they are doing everything to him. But he will resist, “said Djokovic Sr. in statements to the Serbian newspaper Telegraf.
Novak Djokovic does not believe in the coronavirus vaccine
Nole, known to be against the vaccine, traveled to Melbourne after obtaining a “medical exemption” from the local authorities.
However, when he landed in the city of the state of Victoria on Wednesday, he was detained by the immigration staff of the Tullamarine International Airport due to a problem with his visa.
The incident turned into a diplomatic scandal when Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic accused the Australian authorities of “mistreating” the number 1 tennis player and of carrying out a “political hunt”.
What happens is that it did not provide evidence of having the complete vaccination, or justification for being exempted from it, said Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
“The rules are the rules, especially when it comes to our borders. Nobody is above the rules ”, he assured in a press conference reproduced by the AFP agency.
In the past, Nole has made public his opposition to the vaccine and repeatedly refused to confirm whether he had inoculated himself as an act of personal reserve.
Fans call for Djokovic to be “released”
A group of fans gathered on Thursday at the Park Hotel in Melbourne, where he was referred, to ask for his release.
The facility, used as a quarantine center for the past year, also houses illegal immigrants who were transferred from the islands of Manus and Naur.
The Australian Open requires that all participants must be vaccinated or have an exemption granted by two independent expert committees. For example, tennis players who received the Sputnik V vaccine, which is not approved in the oceanic country, cannot play at Melbourne Park either.
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