Djokovic AMMETTE la rottura dell'isolamento mentre è positivo al Covid

NOVAK Djokovic has ADMITTED breaking isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 in anerror of judgement”.

The anti-vax tennis ace has been accused of repeatedly flouting Covid rules as he arrived in Australia unjabbedsparking an ongoing battle over whether he should be deported.

Novak Djokovic pictured at a training session ahead of the Australian Open - he has admitted he broke Covid isolation rules, and incorrectly filled in travel forms to enter Australia

Novak Djokovic pictured at a training session ahead of the Australian Openhe has admitted he broke Covid isolation rules, and incorrectly filled in travel forms to enter AustraliaCredito: AP
The anti-vax tennis ace has been accused of repeatedly flouting Covid rules as he arrived in Australia unjabbed

The anti-vax tennis ace has been accused of repeatedly flouting Covid rules as he arrived in Australia unjabbedCredito: Twitter
Djokovic went to a basketball game between Belgrade and Barcelona on December 14

Djokovic went to a basketball game between Belgrade and Barcelona on December 14Credito: Getty
Djokovic posing with youngsters at an event with the Tennis Association of Belgrade on December 17

Djokovic posing with youngsters at an event with the Tennis Association of Belgrade on December 17Credito: Instagram
His Australian Travel Declaration form states he had not travelled in the 14 days before flying to Oz - but he was pictured in Spain

His Australian Travel Declaration form states he had not travelled in the 14 days before flying to Ozbut he was pictured in Spain

Now in an Instagram post the Serbian tennis star has confessed that he met with a journalist two days after he tested positive in Belgrade, before his arrival Down Under.

Scrisse: “I want to emphasise that I have tried very hard to ensure the safety of everyone and my compliance with testing obligations.

I attended a basketball game in Belgrade on December 14 after which it was reported that a number of people tested positive with Covid-19.

Despite having no Covid symptoms, I took a rapid antigen test on December 16 which was negative, and out of an abundance of caution, also took an official and approved PCR test on that same day.

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The next day I attended a tennis event in Belgrade to present awards to children and took a rapid antigen test before going to the event, it was negative.

I was asymptomatic and felt good, and I had not received the notification of a positive PCR test until after that event.

The next day on Decemeber 18 I was at my tennis centre in Belgrade to fulfil a long-standing commitment for a L’Equipe interview and photoshoot. I cancelled all other events.

I felt obliged to go ahead and conduct the L’Equipe interview as I didn’t want to let the journalist down.

“[I ensured] I socially distanced and wore a mask except when my photograph was being taken.

Djokovic’s statement also addressed the huge error in his travel declaration, published by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia earlier this week.

The anti-vaxxer ticked a box claiming he had not travelled to any other countries in the 14 days prior to his departure for the Australian Open in Melbourne.

He landed in Oz late on January 5, but social media posts showed he had spent time in Spain during that periodand was pictured practising on a tennis court in Marbella, Spagna.

He attributed it tohuman erroron behalf of his agent.

On the issue of my travel declaration, this was submitted by my support team on my behalfas I told immigration officials on my arrivaland my agent sincerely apologises for the administrative mistake in ticking the incorrect box about my previous travel before coming to Australia.

This was a human error and certainly not deliberate. We are living in challenging times in a global pandemic and sometimes these mistakes can occur.

On its website, the Home Affairs Department warns that givingfalse or misleading informationto the government is “a serious offence” carrying a possible jail term.

UNJABBED

Australian immigration minister Alex Hawke has said a decision will not be made on Wednesday over whether to cancel Djokovic’s visa.

The minister has since Monday been considering personally intervening in the matter after Djokovic won his court battle against the Australian Border Force.

Djokovic has not openly spoken about his jab status, but last year did admit that he was “opposed” to vaccination.

A gennaio 4, the anti-vaxxer boasted he was heading to Melbourne to play at the Australian Open after being given an exemption.

But on arrival, the Serbian ace was held at an immigration centre after his visa was dramatically cancelled, and then housed in a quarantine hotel.

Lawyers for the 20-time Grand Slam winner argued that he didn’t need to have the vaccine as he had already had Covid and that border force officials hadn’t given enough notice to revoke his visa.

A judge on Monday ruled should be released from detention.

But despite a judge ruling the decision to cancel his visa was “unreasonable”, the anti-vaxxer could still be booted out of the country by the Aussie government.

Djokovic speaking at a panel discussion at the Novak Tennis Centre on December 16

Djokovic speaking at a panel discussion at the Novak Tennis Centre on December 16
Djokovic landed in Australia on January 5 before being whisked off to isolation

Djokovic landed in Australia on January 5 before being whisked off to isolationCredito: AP