Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic received a medical exemption to enter Australia after having infected with covid-19 the last December, as indicated this Saturday by his lawyers through a judicial document.
"The date of the first PCR test positive for covid was registered on December 16, 2021 ", says the document quoted by the Australian media.
Djokovic, found isolated in a Melbourne hotel Waiting for a court to decide on his deportation on Monday, he arrived in Australia on Wednesday night with a medical exemption that allowed him to defend his title in the Australian Open without being vaccinated.
“Mr Djokovic had received, on December 30, 2021, a letter from the Tennis Australia Medical Director recording that he had been provided with a 'medical exemption from the vaccination from covid 'because he had recently recovered from covid, ”the court document states. The lawyers point out that "at that time 14 days had passed since the positive PCR test and that the tennis player"had no fever or respiratory symptoms of covid-19 "in the previous 72 hours.
Djokovic's legal team appealed last Thursday the authorities' decision to revoke his visa upon arrival in Australia and the Federal Circuit Court will hold a hearing next Monday to decide if the world's number one is deportee.
The arrival in Australia of the Serbian tennis player, who he has never wanted to reveal if he was vaccinated, caused a wave of indignation in the oceanic country that requires travelers to have the complete schedule of the covid-19 vaccine or a valid medical exemption to enter the country.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said after the visa was revoked that "there are no special cases. The rules are the rules".
The vaccine is mandatory to enter AustraliaBut there are temporary exemptions for people who have "a serious medical condition", who cannot be vaccinated because they have contracted Covid-19 in the previous six months or have had an adverse reaction to the drug, among other reasons.