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Djokovic tested positive for covid-19 last December, according to his lawyers

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic received a medical exemption to enter Australia after being infected with covid-19 last December, according to his lawyers through a court document this Saturday.

“The date of the first positive PCR test for covid was registered on December 16, 2021 “, says the cited document by Australian media.

Djokovic, who is being held in a Melbourne hotel after the Australian authorities revoked his visa for failing to comply with the measures against covid-19, arrived in the oceanic country on Wednesday night with a medical exemption that allowed him to defend his Australian Open title without being vaccinated.

“Mr. Djokovic had received, on December 30, 2021, a letter from the director m Tennis Australia doctor who recorded that he had been provided with a 'medical exemption from covid vaccination' 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 not had a 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 deported.

The arrival in Australia of the Serbian tennis player, who has never wanted to reveal if he was vaccinated, caused a wave of outrage in the oceanic country that demands travelers to have the complete guideline eta of the vaccine against covid-19 or a valid medical exemption to enter the country.

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison assured after the revocation of the visa that “there are no special cases. The rules are the rules. “

The vaccine is mandatory to enter Australia , but 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

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