No favorites: Australian government demands proof of exemption from Novak Djokovic

The Australian Open continues to generate controversy. After this last Tuesday the organization announced that the number 1 racket in the world, Novak Djokovic would participate in the first Grand Slam of the year despite not being vaccinated, the prime minister of the oceanic country, Scott Morrison, was blunt and spoke about it.

“We look forward to your presentation and the evidence you provide to support your medical exemption,” said Morrison, as he left a state meeting to curb the high rates of COVID-19 in the nation. “If that evidence is insufficient, then you will not be treated differently from anyone else and you will be on the next plane home. There should be no special rules for Novak Djokovic at all, ”he emphasized.

Nowadays, Novak Djokovic He is on his way to the city of Melbourne to participate in the tournament, where he hopes to defend his title as the winner of the men’s singles. However, the Serbian tennis player has not revealed if he has received any immunization against coronavirus. As it is recalled, the athlete has generated controversy for being against mandatory vaccination.

For the Australian Government, this information is relevant, as the country is experiencing a serious crisis due to the rise in daily infections due to the omicron variant of the coronavirus. In Melbourne precisely, hospitals are collapsing due to the boom in cases.

The 110th edition of the first Grand slam of the year will take place from Monday, January 17 to Sunday, January 30 at the sports complex Melbourne Park. Among the measures implemented to carry out the tournament is the execution of a strict quarantine for participants, managers and fans; in addition, the requirement to present the complete vaccination schedule.