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Novak Djokovic obtained vaccination exemption for testing positive for covid, say his lawyers


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Novak Djokovic on February 1, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia

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Djokovic’s lawyers said the tennis player had shown no symptoms of covid two weeks after testing positive.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic had a vaccination exemption to enter Australia after testing positive for covid on December 16, his lawyers say in court documents.

Djokovic landed in Melbourne this week to play in the Australian Open, which begins on January 17, but was denied entry to the country and his visa was revoked for not being vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The highest ranked tennis player in the world is currently in an immigration detention center, awaiting a judicial process next Monday.

His case has sparked outrage in Australia and caused controversy around the world.


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